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Lobbyist – Principal or Senior Principal

Lobbyist – Principal or Senior Principal
Organization: Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (CPS)
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10/27/2023

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (CPS) – Senior Lobbyist Position

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (CPS), a leading bipartisan lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., is seeking senior lobbyist candidates to join its growing federal team. The ideal candidate will have at least 6 years of government or direct client-facing experience.


  • Serve as a strategic advisor and as an advocate/lobbyist for firm clients, while developing and implementing federal advocacy strategies on behalf of companies, trade associations, non-profits, startups, and others;
  • Direct and oversee the development, preparation, and recommendation of short and long-term legislative and executive advocacy plans; implement strategies that advance client policy objectives (legislative, regulatory, and administrative) and other priorities;
  • Leverage existing relationships to represent the interests of clients on Capitol Hill before Members of Congress, congressional committees, and congressional staff, and before the White House and federal agencies;
  • Build and strengthen the reputation and relationships of clients with other key organizations and stakeholders and promote client objectives to those audiences;
  • Monitor policy developments, regulatory actions, and the general political environment to advise and counsel regarding potential impacts as they relate to client businesses and markets;
  • Manage a team of professionals who provide support in designing and executing strategies to advance the goals of various advocacy and research initiatives;
  • Assist in hosting clients in Washington during events and Washington fly-ins;
  • Contribute to and participate in business development efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree, at a minimum, from an accredited four-year college or university;
  • A minimum of 6 years of federal advocacy expertise in, or advocating before, the legislative and executive branches of government, including Congress, congressional committees, and key government agencies;
  • Expert knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory processes, including the roles, responsibilities, and functions of the executive and legislative branches and relevant third parties and associations;
  • Strong network of contacts within government, including members of Congress and their staff, and administration officials (both political and career);
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships on Capitol Hill and within the Executive Branch with policymakers, staff, and other key decision makers to advocate for client objectives;
  • Ability to think strategically and independently, as well as adapt to the changing needs and desires of individual clients;
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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 ranked 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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