GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Overview

Navigators Global’s government relations practice provides corporate and trade association clients with high-impact lobbying services aimed at solving difficult legislative and regulatory challenges.

 

Our veteran Republican lobbyists have served at the highest levels in the White House, Congress and the executive branch. We know how public policy decisions are made and provide our clients with expert advice on how to influence them.

 

Navigators Global specializes in several industry sectors, including defense and space, homeland security, energy, financial services, health care, telecommunications, insurance and tribal affairs.

 

Phil Anderson, Cesar CondaChristopher Cox, Jim PittsAndy KeiserAdo MachidaSusan Nelson, Josh Finestone, Jose Fuentes, and Doug Distaso make up Navigators Global’s government relations practice.

 

Navigators Global’s government relations services include:

 

Legislative Strategy

Legislative and Regulatory Monitoring

Issue Advocacy

Member Education

Coalition Building

Political Donation Strategies

Corporate Positioning

Coalition and Trade Association Management

Defense and Space

Navigators Global has extensive background and expertise in the area of national defense and space.  We focus on complete coverage of the annual budget and appropriations process, and actively engage the Department of Defense and the administration on defense matters.

 

Among Navigators Global’s leading national defense and space clients are Emergent Biosolutions, AgustaWestland North America and Alliant Techsystems.

 

Navigators Global’s Principal Christopher Cox leads the national defense and military affairs practice. While at the White House, Mr. Cox managed and developed legislative strategy issues on behalf of the president, including defense, war on terror, intelligence, foreign policy and veterans affairs. Phil Anderson, Jim Pitts and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain’s former national finance director Susan Nelson Susan Nelson also provide leadership to Navigators Global’s defense and space team.

Energy

Navigators Global provides expert guidance to its energy clients by tracking key legislation, lobbying and providing media consulting.

 

In addition to energy policy expertise, Navigators Global has a strong network of contacts, including many key energy policymakers in the U.S. Department of Energy and Congress.

 

Principals Jim Pitts and Cesar Conda lead Navigators Global’s energy practice and bring more than 40 years of combined experience working in senior positions in the White House and Congress.

 

Navigators Global represents several high-profile energy clients, including PG&E Corporation and the American Petroleum Institute.

Financial Services

Navigators Global has extensive experience with many of the most-watched financial services issues, including data security, financial privacy, credit card interest rates and fees, financial literacy, regulatory reform, securities class action litigation reform, hedge fund regulation and Government Sponsored Entity (GSE) reform.

 

To serve the needs of its numerous financial services clients, Navigators Global uses traditional outreach to Capitol Hill and the White House as well as targeted media relations, polling and issue-based advertising.

 

Principal Phil Anderson leads the firm’s financial services practice. Mr. Anderson has been at the forefront of numerous financial services coalitions, aiming to defeat legislation that would have burdened the financial services industry with excessive regulation and to expand access to a multitude of financial services products and services.

 

Assisting Mr. Anderson with the firm’s financial services practice is Principal Christopher Cox. Mr. Cox’s background in financial services is a culmination of years working within the White House and for several members of Congress.

Health Care

Navigators Global services a broad cross-section of health care and pharmaceutical clients, providing integrated communications strategies and governmental affairs representation.

 

Principals Phil Anderson, Jim Pitts and Cesar Conda head up Navigators Global’s health care practice, and have represented clients such as The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sutter Health, Emergent Biosolutions, New York Life Insurance Company and Mass Mutual Financial Group on health care and entitlement reform issues.

Insurance

Navigators Global’s extensive background within the rapidly changing insurance sector allows the firm to provide its clients with strategic advice and access to key insurance policymakers.

 

Led by Navigators Global Principal Phil Anderson, our insurance practice has the experience and the unique understanding of the insurance industry to help our clients navigate the complexity of public policy impacting this vital sector of the economy.

 

Mr. Anderson has nearly two decades of government relations experience within the insurance industry, having served in a range of positions from banking legislative staffer on Capitol Hill to former senior vice president of government relations for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).

 

Mr. Anderson has served as the executive director of the Natural Disaster Coalition, the Group Life Coalition, the Financial Services Coordinating Coalition and the BuildStrong Coalition. His clients have included insurance leaders State Farm, Allstate, USAA, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Mutual of Omaha, Travelers, Mass Mutual, New York Life and Northwestern Mutual. Mr. Anderson also represented the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, and the American Insurance Association.

Tax Policy

Navigators Global brings extensive policy, legislative and lobbying experience to federal tax issues, and a strong network of contacts with many key tax policymakers on the tax-writing committees on Capitol Hill, the White House and the Treasury Department.

 

Principals Cesar CondaChristopher Cox and Phil Anderson lead the firm’s tax policy practice. As special assistant to the president for legislative affairs, Mr. Cox was responsible for advancing the president’s agenda in the House Ways and Means Committee. As assistant to the vice president for domestic policy, Mr. Conda helped develop the Bush 2003 tax cuts. Additionally, Mr. Conda was a tax lobbyist with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

Assisting Mr. Cox and Mr. Conda with the firm’s tax policy practice is Navigators Global principal Phil Anderson, who has extensive experience working on tax, budget and financial services issues in government and for high-profile corporate and trade association clients.

 

Navigators Global has provided high-impact government relations services on several important pieces of tax legislation in recent years, including the extension of the research and development tax credit, “Invest in U.S.A.” Act, Internet Tax Moratorium and reform of the estate tax for several clients, including Oracle, AT&T, Tyco International, Mass Mutual Financial Group and the American Council of Life Insurers.

Technology

Navigators Global provides a wide range of services for high technology clients, including lobbying, strategic advice, message strategy and policy development. Navigators Global has represented Fortune 500 technology companies such as Oracle, Advanced Micro Devices and Intuit, among others.

 

Founding Principal and Policy Advisor Cesar Conda leads the technology practice at Navigators Global. In 1999, Cesar was named “Congressional Staffer of the Year” by the Information Technology Industry Council for his work as legislative director to Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) on landmark technology laws including the Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act, the Government Paperwork and Elimination Act, and the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

Telecommunications

Navigators Global has an extensive telecommunications and technology industry practice, having serviced corporate and trade association clients on both government relations and communications strategy. Navigators Global brings strong policy expertise and a network of contacts in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and on key telecommunications and technology committees on Capitol Hill.

 

Principals Cesar Conda and Phil Anderson and Vice President of Legislative Affairs Josh Finestone lead the firm’s telecom and technology practice.

 

Navigators Global has worked for many of the leading telecommunications and technology companies and trade associations, including AT&T, Bellsouth Corporation, MCI, SBC Corporation, MyWireless.org, TracFone Wireless, Inc., QUALCOMM Inc. and Californians Against the Phone Tax.

Tribal Affairs

Navigators Global has an extensive background in advancing tribal-related federal and state legislation, engaging champions in Congress and the Administration, and mobilizing resources to promote tribal-related issues.

 

Navigators Global works to achieve success at all stages of the legislative process.  Our approach includes preparing and drafting testimony for client appearances before congressional committees, monitoring legislation, and developing and maintaining strong relationships with government leaders pertinent to tribal affairs.

 

Jim Pitts manages Navigators Global’s tribal affairs practice.  Mr. Pitts specializes in providing tribal clients with advocacy and counsel on a broad range of tribal affairs policy issues, including gaming, tax initiatives, tobacco sales, land-into-trust issues, health care, economic development, energy policy, federal recognition, and self-governance.

Event Planning

Navigators Global has planned, executed and hosted some of Washington, D.C.’s most prestigious events. Our event planning capabilities vary in scale and encompass the tools necessary to provide high quality, reputable events.

 

Navigators Global’s Washington, D.C., office is an ideal space for catered receptions, table events, industry think-tank luncheons and personal dinners that are tailored specifically to the needs of each client.

 

Director Samantha Rose leads Navigators Global’s event planning practice.