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Impact – April 2024


April 2024

With an evenly divided country and narrow majorities in the House and Senate, neither Democrats nor Republicans can take anything for granted in the 2024 elections. Nathan Gonzales examines why this trio of states will be critical to the parties’ path to power.

In a lightning-paced, digital-first world, grassroots advocacy continues to evolve at a staggering rate. With advocacy tools becoming more sophisticated and disruption increasing, here are three significant technology trends to stay ahead of.


Skadden advises clients on campaign finance, pay-to-play ethics, lobbying, and honest services fraud anti-corruption in connection with federal, state and local laws as well as the intersection of ESG scrutiny and political activity.

Philips North America’s senior manager of political affairs discusses the evolution of the PAC professional, what she learned during her time as an ethics officer, and why public affairs professionals should be seen as trusted resources in the age of AI.


A look at the top trends in the government affairs industry and what you need to be prepared for in 2024.

As CEOs weigh whether to take a stand on big social and political issues, there’s one group of stakeholders that they should almost always communicate with. Results from a new Harris poll details how business leaders — managers as well as CEOs —gain employee confidence when they “lead with heart” when addressing societal issues.

Don’t fall behind on the updates in your public affairs network. Your peers have taken new roles at PayPal, Thermo Fisher Scientific, BP and National Venture Capital Association, to name a few – read on to keep up-to-date on where they’re landing and what they’re up to.

EDITOR: Laura Horsley
ART DIRECTOR: Conrad Tolosa
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Madalyn Flood, Helen Taylor
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Karla Chiang-Solis

Published April 2024
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