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Government Relations Associate

Government Relations Associate
Organization: Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (CPS)
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10/27/2023

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (CPS), a leading bipartisan lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., is seeking Government Relations Associate candidates to join its growing federal team. This position will be responsible for working alongside the firm’s partners, principals, and analysts to support the firm’s clients.


  • Assist in the creation and implementation of federal legislative, regulatory, and executive advocacy strategies for clients to help advance business objectives, build their brand, and enhance industry positioning in Washington D.C.
  • Support senior lobbyists with outreach efforts and communication of client priorities and policy positions to members of Congress, legislative staff, and executive branch officials and staff.
  • Actively monitor, investigate, research, and analyze policy developments, regulatory actions, and political dynamics to provide advice and counsel regarding potential impacts as they relate to client businesses and markets.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain impactful relationships with congressional and executive branch staff, and members of other key private sector organizations.
  • Work with other members of the federal team to help manage client meetings, events, visits, and fly-ins.
  • Research and draft memos to prepare client leadership for meetings with Members of Congress, staff, and other relevant officials.
  • Contribute to and participate in business development efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree, at a minimum, from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • 2-4 years of government-related experience, gained as an executive or legislative branch staffer, in the private sector via a government relations firm, trade association, in-house government relations office, or other similar relevant government experience.
  • Understanding of the role, responsibilities, and function of Congress, the executive branch (including federal agencies and the process for creating new federal regulations), the legislative process, and oversight of the federal government.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to manage both up-and-down.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Desire and ability to be an integral part of a collaborative and action-oriented team.

Salary is commensurate with experience level.

About Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Created just over a decade ago, and wholly-owned by Cozen O’Connor, a top 100 law firm regularly named as one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces, CPS is a lobbying and public affairs firm with top-tier practices in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg), New York (New York City and Albany), Illinois (Chicago and Springfield), Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul), New Jersey (Trenton), and Virginia (Richmond). The CPS team works alongside the largest state attorneys general practice in the country, supplemented by a robust governor’s practice.

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