Calfee Strategic Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, is a communications and public affairs consultancy that works closely with clients to help them achieve their business objectives.
Our experienced team develops and executes comprehensive communications and public affairs programs for clients. CSS's senior-level strategists provide serious and sensitive communication when events in the life of a company – positive or negative – create an acute need to communicate, from executive leadership changes to major economic development and workforce initiatives to workplace fatalities and product recalls.
CSS works closely with Calfee, Halter and Griswold attorneys to assist clients in communicating, anticipating and responding to media queries related to sensitive legal matters, and we work directly with business entities and informal partnerships formed when multiple entities are working toward a singular goal, such as workforce development.
We strive to be the partner who understands your business, gives sound advice, and communicates clearly. We are committed to being accessible, responsive, collaborative, and proactive in working together with you.
Clients range from large international corporations and Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
CSS consultants are able to call upon the expertise of Calfee’s Government Relations attorneys and lobbyists as well as draw from the legal expertise of the attorneys in Calfee’s Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York and Washington, D.C. offices.
Our professionals have backgrounds in government, broadcasting, news reporting, media relations, corporate communications, public-private partnerships and public affairs. CSS is uniquely suited to counsel clients where their issue intersects with public affairs, economic development, government relations and/or the law.
Calfee Strategic Solutions, LLC is not a law firm and is not authorized to engage in the practice of law. Accordingly, its advice should not be regarded as legal advice, and its services should not be considered the practice of law. Calfee Zoning operates as part of Calfee Strategic Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.
We counsel our clients regarding:
We can develop and refine messages for key audiences, handle overall media relations, provide executive speech-writing services and serve as a trusted resource for advice and assistance on all external communications – print, broadcast and/or digital. We are available to supplement a corporation's existing Corporate Communications department for highly sensitive or complex projects, and we can serve in the function of an in-house Corporate Communications team on an as-needed basis for mid-sized and smaller organizations without that internal functionality.
Reputation Management / Crisis Communications
A crisis can damage the reputation your company has spent years establishing. Our team develops comprehensive communication plans to mitigate the damage done to your company’s image, in the short term and in the future.
Proactively, we can help you develop a communication plan as well as conduct crisis drills for your team so that an effective and timely process is in place before it’s needed.
Strategic Public Affairs
Our team works to educate political officials, disseminate key messages via media outlets and lead grass-roots initiatives to start or change the conversation.
We work to get your company and issues in front of the right elected officials. We monitor legislation as it is written and look for opportunities to include language that furthers your company’s goals. We also lead legislative initiatives and lobby on behalf of our clients’ business interests. We start grass-roots campaigns and build coalitions.
7.20.2020 – Webinar With U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson
U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH, 12th District) joined Christine Hesse (Lead Principal, Calfee Strategic Solutions Federal Government Relations and Policy), for a conversation about federal economic recovery and stimulus legislation, including the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and other small business-related relief, and transportation and infrastructure initiatives. Leah Pappas Porner, (Chair, Calfee's Government Relations & Legislation practice) provided introductory remarks.
6.17.2020 – Webinar With J.P. Nauseef, President & Chief Executive Officer of JobsOhio
J.P. Nauseef, President and Chief Executive Officer of JobsOhio, joined Tim Day, Principal, Calfee Strategic Solutions, and Leah Pappas Porner, Chair, Calfee's Government Relations & Legislation practice, to discuss the JobsOhio plan to get Ohioans back to work following the COVID-19 pandemic and the JobsOhio investment in innovation districts across the state.
6.09.2020 – Roundtable Discussion With Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Former Mayor Charlie Luken
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley was joined by former Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken (Senior Counsel, Calfee Government Relations & Legislation) for a discussion regarding leading through unrest on the heels of a pandemic.
6.05.2020 – Virtual Roundtable with Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) CEO Candace McGraw
Meghan Glynn, Lead Principal, Communication and Public Affairs at Calfee Strategic Solutions LLC, was joined by Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for a roundtable discussion regarding plans CVG is implementing to enhance personal safety for passengers, the strength of the airport’s cargo business, and the airport’s long-term focus on ensuring CVG is a cost-competitive place to do business.
5.21.2020 – Virtual Roundtable with U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez
U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River), member of the House Financial Services Committee, joined John Mino and Brent Pietrafese (Partners, Calfee Corporate and Capital Markets) and Christine Hesse (Lead Principal, Calfee Strategic Solutions Federal Government Relations and Policy), to discuss the early challenges of the CARES Act, including PPP loan eligibility and forgiveness issues, and Anthony's vision to restart the economy.
4.29.2020 – Calfee Hosts Webinar With Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Tim Day, Principal, Federal Government Relations and Policy with Calfee Strategic Solutions, hosted a webinar discussion with U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where they discussed COVID-19 funding and the role technology is playing in our economy
News & Events
- Calfee's Charlie Luken and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Roundtable Discussion Featured in News Outlets06.10.2020
- Cincinnati Enquirer , 08.07.2018
- Roundtable Discussion With Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) CEO Candace McGraw06.05.2020
- Calfee Hosts Webinar With Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce04.30.2020