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Federal Government Relations


Clients turn to Parker Poe Federal Strategies for bipartisan lobbyists with a combined 60 years of experience helping corporations and associations achieve their public policy priorities. Our practice is supported by the full force of Parker Poe, a 275-attorney law firm with offices in the nation's capital, the Carolinas, and Georgia.

Our practice is led by Ken Preede, a veteran lobbyist on Capitol Hill and principal at Parker Poe Consulting. As a former government relations leader for a Fortune 500 company, a nationally recognized not-for-profit, and national associations, Ken has a deep understanding of his clients' perspectives and a significant track record of developing and advancing federal lobbying strategic plans. Ken and Bruce Thompson, a partner at Parker Poe who leads the law firm's Government & Public Policy Practice, work together to help clients navigate Congress, federal agencies, and the administration.

Ken and Bruce bring bipartisan perspectives to their work. Ken has held professional volunteer roles with high-profile Republican U.S. Senate campaigns and at several Republican National Conventions. Bruce has advised Democratic presidential and U.S. Senate campaigns.


Parker Poe Federal Strategies provides law-related services to clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on health care, local government, and higher education. Our services include:

  • Designing and advancing advocacy and lobbying strategies at the federal and state levels, including collaborating with clients' executive, government affairs, public relations, and investor relations personnel to ensure all levels can effectively communicate key positions on Capitol Hill and with the executive branch.
  • Advising C-suite and executive leadership teams at for-profit and nonprofit clients on developing and directing strategic plans for government affairs and facilitating their interaction with congressional and administration policymakers.
  • Serving as the voice before government officials and advocating for or against legislation and regulation on behalf of clients.
  • Preparing clients to serve as witnesses before United States Senate and House of Representatives committees.