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 has worked closely with Calfee, Halter and Griswold attorneys to assist their clients in communicating 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, and Washington, D.C. offices.
Our professionals have backgrounds in government, broadcasting, 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:
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 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.
CSS is able to strategize with clients to gain voter and legislative support for ballot initiatives. We distribute key issue messages to the media, handle news conferences and build coalitions. All of these efforts are aimed at not only moving our clients’ interests to the forefront of public discussion but rallying support behind the issue.
Reputation Management / Crisis Communications
A crisis can damage the reputation your company has spent years establishing. Our team will create key messages and assist with the communication of these messages 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 comprehensive crisis 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.
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.
News & Events
- Cincinnati Enquirer , 08.07.2018