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Public Affairs & Government Relations

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Connecting the World to Washington

Industry leaders, international partners and key organizations hire APCO’s U.S. Government Relations team because we are driven to help them anticipate and respond to the most complex and ever-changing policy issues of our time. Our holistic approach is based on our experience, relationships and subject matter expertise.

Our clients appreciate the insight, policy analysis, strategy and engagement plans we provide, which are based on decades of experience working in Congress, the Executive Branch and state houses.

Relationships from Brussels to London

Europe’s relevance to business, politics and society is only set to grow. This makes it a natural hub for pan-European and international public affairs and government relations.

We act as trusted advisors and partners to businesses, governments, associations, law firms and non-profits from around the world. We combine a variety of integrated, innovative public affairs services, from sophisticated polling and research, to thought-leadership positioning and digital and creative campaigns. Our diverse and multicultural team keeps our clients informed ahead of time and works seamlessly with colleagues in European capitals and beyond.

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Our Expertise

Our deep and long-standing relationships with decision-makers and advocacy groups from the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., to U.S. state capitals and across Europe help deliver policy results and drive impact.

We have the subject matter experts and collective political acumen to provide clients with fresh perspectives, guidance and strategic counsel to meet their goals.

Areas of Specialty


  • Policy and political intelligence
  • Legislative and regulatory tracking
  • Stakeholder mapping
    and landscape analysis
  • Issue monitoring
  • State-of-the-art analysis tools

Strategic Counsel

  • Advocacy and lobbying strategy
  • Relationship building and management
  • Political engagement strategy
  • Message creation
  • Thought leadership


  • Strategic counsel and positioning
  • Grassroots and grasstops advocacy
  • Direct lobbying
  • Meetings acquisition,
    preparation and support
  • Top-tier media relationships

International Advisory Council

Andrés Rozental

Former deputy foreign minister of Mexico

Anita B. McBride

Former assistant to President George W. Bush; former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush

Betsy Fischer Martin

Executive director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University; former executive producer of NBC News 'Meet the Press'

Christian Murck

Former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China; former director of J.P. Morgan Chase China

Claudia Fritsche

Former Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States and former Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

Cliff Stearns

Former U.S. congressman; former chairman of the Transatlantic Dialogue for the European Union

Craig L. Fuller

Former assistant for cabinet affairs to President Ronald Reagan; former chief of staff to Vice President George H.W. Bush

Dan Glickman

Former U.S. secretary of agriculture; former U.S. Congressman; former chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America

Devinda R. Subasinghe

Former ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States and Mexico

Donald W. Riegle Jr.

Former U.S. senator and U.S. congressman; former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee

Elaine Kolish

Founding director and former vice president of the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative

Itamar Rabinovich

Former ambassador of Israel to the United States; former president of Tel Aviv University

Jonathan Winer

Former U.S. special envoy for Libya; former deputy assistant secretary for international law enforcement at the U.S. Department of State

Stuart Polak

Senior Counselor, Former Chairman of TWC Associates

Mark Michelson

Former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

Susan Molinari

Former Vice President of Public Policy for the Americas at Google; Former United States Congresswoman

Wayne L. Pines

Former chief spokesman and chief of consumer education and information for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Contact Us

Dan Scandling

Dan Scandling

Senior Director, Government Relations Practice
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Theo Moore

Theo Moore

Managing Director, Belgium
mohamed bahaa

Mohamed Bahaa

CEO, NGC International Advisory, an APCO Company, and Managing Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, MENA
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