Regulatory Enforcement & Government Relations

When the government comes calling, a strategic communications plan in tandem with a legal response is critical to protecting hard-earned reputations. We understand the legal issues, and we coordinate communications to advance the legal and reputational interests of our clients.

Services

Representative Regulatory Enforcement & Government Relations Experience

  • Congressional inquiries and national media focus into accreditation standards and oversight by national professional association
  • State and federal investigations into tainted peanut products, including Congressional hearings following consumer deaths
  • Federal tax inquiry of prominent mega-church and related media inquiries
  • Federal investigation into alleged inappropriate diversion of corporate funds to high-ranking elected federal official
  • Commodity producer facing negative media after state and federal environmental penalties assessed at its facility
  • Numerous cases of FDA Warning Letters concerning medical devices and nutritional supplements
  • State health department investigation and resulting media investigation into food manufacturer’s plant conditions and subsequent food recall
  • States' attorney general investigation of Fortune 500 companies
  • State attorney general investigation of alleged fraud by large public utility
  • Numerous EPA investigations of national companies, including related consent decrees
  • Media and government relations campaign for global computer trade association concerning international trade issues

CASE STUDY

During a downturn in the job market for professional school graduates, congressional, media and blog inquiries into the accuracy of reported employment and salary data, federal loan repayment and default rates, and accreditation standards were publicly directed at the national professional association charged with accreditation authority. Rotenberg Associates, Minneapolis and Balitmore, developed a crisis communications plan, prepared messaging and tactical strategies for handling national media inquiries and social media posts, and implemented a government relations plan for outreach to members of Congress and their staffs. Rotenberg Associates leveraged its relationships with key members of Congress to secure Capitol Hill meetings, represented the client at those meetings, and served as the lead authorized spokesperson for national media inquiries.