The Charles Group, LLC is a public-spirited strategy consulting firm that delivers
top-quality government relations services based on experience and deep
knowledge of government processes. We empower our clients and educate policy
makers. We are unabashedly dedicated to promoting outcomes that positively
affect America’s common national agenda – from homeland security and law
enforcement to education and health care. We combine high energy and high
integrity to produce measurable results for our clients, and we love doing it.
We believe in scoring victories for our clients. But we also believe in win-win
outcomes, hard work, integrity as a first principle, and energy as the deciding
factor in close contests. Above all, we strive to exceed client expectations.
Results are the measure of success, not creeping billable hours, not checks in
boxes, not numbers of clients.
We are your Washington office if you are from outside Washington. If you already
have a presence in Washington, we add valuable expertise to strengthen your
efforts and enable you to take advantage of new policy, regulatory, or
We are not a law firm, though with two experienced lawyers on staff, we can
provide analytical tools that help our clients gain deeper perspectives on the
issues. We are not exclusively policy advisers, though we have done in-depth
studies and policy analyses for the National Research Council of the National
Academy of Sciences, various agencies of the Federal Government, leading
non-profits and innovative companies.
We are not exclusively lobbyists, though we are registered, well-regarded and
dedicated to access when needed. We strive to deliver more than we promise and
consider growing relationships with our clients to be paramount to our success
and theirs. We are a team that looks for long-term relationships, and builds on
each past victory with a new one.
Our clients need accurate information in a timely way to make good business
decisions. And having served in government, we also understand that
Washington’s top decision-makers need the same thing – this is how The Process
works. We are dedicated to helping both ends get the best information, in a
timely way, for the good of all. This dedication has helped us win for our
clients since our founding in 1999.