The National Group, LLP is one of Washington’s premier lobbying firms, providing a full array of government relations consulting services to our non-profit, for-profit and municipal clients. While our capabilities in Washington are broad, we specialize in pursuing and securing federal funding for universities, colleges, hospitals, state and local governments, small businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations through the annual spending bills that fund the agencies of the federal government, as well as through federal agency grant processes.
Founded in January 2001, The National Group brought together a bi-partisan group of government relations professionals with extensive experience, exceptional contacts and an unsurpassed depth and breadth of understanding of how things get done in Washington.
Our clients will attest to the effort we put forth and accomplishments we achieve on their behalf. That is why we have represented some of them for 10, 15 or even as many as 33 years.
Over the past 20 years, The National Group has established itself as one of the most effective and successful lobbying firms in Washington. In its first year in existence, The National Group was recognized as a ‘lobbying firm to watch’ by, Influence On-Line, an important Washington-based lobbying industry journal. Since then, the firm’s work has been highlighted in Congressional Quarterly, Roll Call, The Hill and various other respected industry publications and major newspapers.
The National Group seeks to provide clients with the most effective lobbying representation available in Washington by offering the services of an extraordinarily capable group of seasoned lobbying professionals at the most competitive rates. We place a premium on developing long-term relationships with our clients.
When you hire The National Group, you are hiring the firm as a whole – the considerable collective experience and expertise of the various partners and ‘of-counsel’ individuals associated with the firm. We will designate a Leader who will direct a primary team of National Group Partners tailored to provide the service you require, but all members of our firm will be available to assist you, as needed.
The National Group was founded on the principle that the best client service is provided by a medium-sized firm where the Partners manage the effort every step of the way and are able to give each client 100% of the time and attention they demand and deserve.
When you hire The National Group, you are hiring the firm as a whole – the considerable collective experience and expertise of the various partners and ‘of-counsel’ individuals associated with the firm. We will designate a Leader who will direct a primary team of National Group Partners tailored to provide the service you need, but all members of our firm will be available to assist you, as needed.
The National Group devises comprehensive and winning strategies for our clients that enable them to secure significant federal funding both through the federal grant process as well as through the annual congressional budget process. We assist in establishing long-term research partnerships with federal agencies like the Departments of Defense, Energy, Agriculture, NSF and NASA, as well as partnerships with companies and non-profit organizations to further our clients’ educational missions.
In addition, we are experienced and effective advocates for higher education, as a whole, working with national organizations to affect legislation such as the Higher Ed Reauthorization, Tax Reform and Job Training bills that affect funding levels, priorities and other matters or importance.
When it comes to providing counsel and lobbying services to advance the cause of higher education in Washington, The National Group is second to none.
We have represented dozens of individual colleges and universities, both public and private, securing hundreds of millions of dollars for graduate and undergraduate level research, equipment, technology, classroom and lab renovations, curriculum development, program support, alternative fuel vehicles and even infrastructure improvements like roads, bike lanes and pedestrian safety measures in public areas near campus.