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Firm Overview

History | Practice Philosophy | Areas of Expertise | Issue Areas                                            Download PDF

Troutman Sanders Strategies (TSS) is a full-service government relations and issue management firm. The firm was founded on the fundamental principle that business and government entities approach issues from differing perspectives and would benefit from a dedicated team of professionals, who provide and support highly informed consultation for superior decision making.

Whether lobbying a legislative body, building a strategic grasstops coalition or opening government markets for new products and services, we are proud of our proven track record. We are committed to protecting and enhancing our clients’ business through the development of strategic partnerships with government.

TSS offers clients hands-on strategic counseling and governmental affairs services through a broad array of public policy experience and industry expertise. With the integrated capabilities of our experienced public affairs professionals and the vast resources of Troutman Sanders LLP, we are in a unique position to provide these services by using a proactive, creative and comprehensive team approach.


The firm was created in response to the recognition of growing complexities in business interface with government. Clients of Troutman Sanders LLP, one of America’s largest and most notable law firms, were challenging the firm to assist in tax, legislation, governmental rule-making and appropriations-related issues. As the demands grew, it became beneficial to develop a dedicated team of specialists who could concentrate exclusively on government matters.

TSS initially emerged as a consulting group focused on state and federal issues relating to regional operations. As client demands increased and the reputation of the group expanded, TSS became a stand-alone business staffed with nationally recognized talent. The group became dedicated to a growing list of clients who sought out this unique specialty service. Today, the group has multiple offices, highly experienced talent and an ever-growing reputation for honesty, integrity and dedication to clients’ needs and success.

Practice Philosophy

At Troutman Sanders Strategies, we profoundly believe that it is important to go beyond providing good service to protect and enhance the business interests of our clients.

“Where average and ordinary are not good enough.”
-- Pete Robinson, Chairman

We openly acknowledge that there are many individuals and respected firms involved in government relations. Most firms provide good services to their clients, and some, exceptional. We believe our distinction is based on vast experience, personal relationships and unending service. We strive to go beyond the expected.

No two tasks are alike, yet all require individual attention to detail, an ability to listen and the knowledge to respond accordingly. In achieving positive results, our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Areas of Expertise

From our Southeastern roots and significant D.C. presence, we have the ability to successfully serve our clients and their interests nationwide.

Our professional experience crosses many fields and reflects the combined knowledge from decades of service in all facets of government. As public policy experts, consultants and lobbyists, we advance our clients’ interests in all branches of government by closely tailoring our strategies and actions according to the ever-changing political landscape.

The fundamental offerings of Troutman Sanders Strategies are exemplified by the following areas of expertise.

State & Federal Government Affairs & Strategic Consulting Services

With each of the specialties, a common factor that makes a difference is the passion and energy expended on behalf of our clients. Our hand-in-hand approach of supporting our clients through strategic planning and dedicated execution of tasks sets us apart and our commitment to communication keeps all informed.

Issue Areas

We have over 150 years of cumulative experience serving in and before state and federal government. We offer experience representing businesses in the following key areas:

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