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Calfee Strategic Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, is a federal government relations and legislation consultancy that works closely with clients to help them achieve their business objectives. CSS is not a law firm and does not provides legal services to clients.

CSS strives to understand your business, give sound advice and communicate clearly. We are committed to being accessible, responsive, collaborative and proactive in working with you.

We work to get your company and and the issues that are important to you 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.

With clients ranging 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, 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. 



Timothy M. Day
Principal, Federal and State Government Relations
Jamie  Gregory
Principal, Federal Government Relations
Christine F. Hesse
Lead Principal, Federal Government Relations
Leah  Pappas Porner
Partner-in-Charge, Columbus; Chair, Government Relations and Legislation



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.

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's Corporate and Capital Markets practice group) 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.

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