Cohen & Grigsby Launches Federal Lobbying Practice with hire of lobbyist, Aaron Grau

PITTSBURGH – January 13, 2015 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Naples, FL, is pleased to announce the launch of its Federal Lobbying Practice with the hiring of federal lobbyist, Aaron Grau.  With the launch, the Public Affairs group will service clients with issues beyond local and state to those with a more national focus including clients of the firm’s Naples office. Grau will serve a wide range of federal issues including a key emphasis on funding, contracts, policy and association management.

Grau reestablished Grau & Associates, LLC in Pittsburgh after first starting the firm over ten years ago in Alexandria, Virginia.  Before creating his own Pittsburgh based company, Mr. Grau directed Pittsburgh’s Duane Morris Government Strategies’ federal government affairs practice from its creation, a merger between GSP Consulting and Duane Morris Government Affairs in January 2012.  Before the merger, as a GSP shareholder, Grau oversaw GSP’s federal practice for nine years.  During that time he managed and grew GSP’s (and later Duane Morris Government Strategies’) federal government affairs practice.

Grau has a BA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.  He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Courts and has been honored by the State of Ohio for his legislative work on behalf of people with disabilities.

Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs is a bipartisan public affairs group providing government relations and lobbying services.  The team consists of lobbyists who have years of experience working with both the legislative and administrative process of government in Pennsylvania. They have served at various levels of local and state government from both sides of the political spectrum.  The group of professionals operates collaboratively to address each client’s issues.

President and CEO Jack Elliott stated, “Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs federal lobbying practice and the addition of Aaron Grau will complement our current team of professionals and further assist in the development and implementation of our client’s government relations strategies,” Elliott added. “Taken together, the group’s extensive backgrounds will bring considerable resources to bear for our clients in the Pittsburgh region and in Southwest Florida.”

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Since 1981, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and its attorneys have provided sound legal advice and solutions to clients that seek to maximize their potential in a constantly changing global marketplace.  Comprised of more than 130 lawyers, Cohen & Grigsby maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Naples, FL.  The firm’s practice areas include Business Services, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Real Estate & Public Finance, Litigation, Employee Benefits and ERISA, Estates & Trusts, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and Public Affairs.  Cohen & Grigsby represents private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging businesses across a full spectrum of industries. Our lawyers maintain an unwavering commitment to customer service that ensures a productive partnership.  For more information, visit www.cohenlaw.com.

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