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One firm’s take on doing business in Trump’s Washington

“TRUMP’S WASHINGTON: CGCN, the all-Republican firm that was early to take the Freedom Caucus seriously and has established a reputation for being able to work with the new guard, sent clients a note this morning outlining its view on how lobbying will work in the Trump administration. “His presidency could change the power dynamics in Washington in ways that have a profound impact on advocacy and policy,” the firm said in the message. “Public Affairs executives must figure out how to adapt to this unpredictability or risk irrelevance.”

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POLITICO

“The all-Republican firm has built a reputation for knowing how to talk to the party hardliners who used to be called insurgents but now, in Trump’s Washington, are ascendant.”

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New York Times

“Michael Catanzaro, a lobbyist whose clients include Devon Energy and Encana Oil and Gas, holds the “energy independence” portfolio.”

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Politico

“Mike Catanzaro of CGCN Group, lobbies for the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, a refining group, as well as Hess, Encana, Noble Energy and Devon Energy. Catanzaro is working on energy independence…”

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Politico

“The all-Republican firm has built a reputation for knowing how to talk to the party hardliners who used to be called insurgents but now, in Trump’s Washington, are ascendant.”

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New York Times

“People are rapidly “putting together lists of outdated, ineffective regulations that can be reversed by executive order or, if necessary, legislation,” said Sam K. Geduldig from CGCN Group, which has numerous financial sector clients. “This is their opportunity to undo regulations that have been shackling them.”

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Top Lobbyists 2016: Hired Guns

“The trendsetting Republican firm continues to innovate, adding former reporter Patrick O’Connor to its ranks and opening up a strategic communications arm.”

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Top Lobbyists 2015: Hired Guns

“These are the lobbyists who’ve mastered the art of working Capitol Hill’s hallways, whose Rolodexes are stocked with names of power brokers and who lead groups that simply cannot be ignored.”

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Geduldig Heads to K Street

“(They) know everyone around town. On certain issues you have to reach across the aisle, develop relationships with people downtown who have those relationships to get the commitments you need.”