Government Relations

C&G’s government relations practice navigates the complex intersections of law, policy, legislation, and regulation. With every client, we draw upon our strong network of relationships at the top levels of the Federal government and our understanding of the Washington, DC landscape to design and implement government relations plans that are tailored to our client’s unique objectives.

Adam Bramwell leads the practice and has over 25 years of senior Capitol Hill experience, including serving as the chief of staff to U.S. Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE), as the general counsel to the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, and as counsel to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. He has strong relationships with key Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and House, and with senior Democratic officials who will be joining the incoming Biden Administration. Adam has extensive experience with building coalitions, advocacy work, and the development, implementation, and operation of congressional, legal, and business ethics programs.

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Cohen & Gresser’s Kwaku Andoh, Adam Bramwell, and Bonnie J Roe have been selected to serve on Law360’s 2021 Editorial Advisory Boards in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Government Contracts, and Capital Markets, respectively. As board members, they will offer feedback on Law360 content and provide insights and trends to assist future coverage in their respective practice areas. This marks the third consecutive year that Bonnie and Kwaku have been named board members.

International law firm Cohen & Gresser announced today that Adam Bramwell, former chief of staff and general counsel to Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE), has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and will lead the firm’s new Government Relations practice.  Adam has over 25 years of high-level political and lobbying experience, and has close relationships with a network of influential policymakers in both the new administration and the U.S. Congress.

Congress recently enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), requiring millions of domestic and foreign businesses to disclose information about their beneficial owners to the federal government. In this C&G client alert, our Government Relations practice summarizes the major provisions of the CTA, considers the implications of the law on domestic and foreign entities, and provides analysis on some areas that may be shaped by the forthcoming implementing regulations.

Earlier this summer, the Group of Seven (G7) held their annual summit to coordinate global policy and devise a plan to help the world build back better from COVID-19. The G7 discussed several priorities and initiatives, including a global minimum tax, international trade agreements, and other spending priorities that might significantly impact business operations across all industries and jurisdictions. So how can you prepare for potential changes to global policy, regulation, and the law? Join Cohen & Gresser on September 28 for an international webinar that will offer practical solutions and discuss immediate steps businesses can take to develop and shape their global legislative strategy moving forward. C&G’s Adam BramwellMiriam González DurántezJeffrey Bronheim, and Melissa Maxman will discuss some of the G7’s top priorities and how the individual member nations are implementing them, with a particular focus on the U.S. budget process and spending priorities and global tax and trade regulations. Date: September 28, 2021 Time: 5 PM BST / 12 PM EST Topics will include:
  • An overview of the G7 summit and top priorities moving forward
  • Tax and spending priorities, including:
    • U.S. fiscal policy and the budget process
    • The global minimum tax
    • International investment
  • International trade policy, including:
    • Priorities of the European Union
    • The impact of Brexit on global trade policy
    • The U.S. trade agenda
  • Steps that companies can take right now to craft and strengthen their legislative/policy strategy.