Government Relations

As an expert in government relations, GGSV is a powerful and effective advocate for clients navigating complex public policy issues. We utilize strategy, skill, and experience to educate our clients about legislative and regulatory processes, and to shape favorable outcomes in high-stakes negotiations. GGSV clients recognize our extensive political and legal knowledge as an invaluable advantage, which we maximize for their benefit.

Our expertise encompasses, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Legislative Strategy Development
  • Process Mapping
  • Coalition Building
  • Issue Management
  • Advocacy
Public, private, and nonprofit collaborations are the key to transformative solutions.

Case Study

Industry: Insurance


Assembly Bill (AB) 53 was introduced to require carriers that write premiums of $100 million or more in California to report the goods and services they spend with disabled veteran, minority and woman owned businesses. This bill would affect over 200 insurance carriers, including all PIFC members, such as Allstate, Farmers, Liberty Mutual, Mercury, Nationwide, Progressive, and State Farm.

GGSV was engaged to shape and influence the legislative process around AB 53 to both protect and promote the interests of PIFC members and to fulfill the intent of the legislation.


GGSV developed and implemented a campaign to ensure that all related parties (senate, assembly, Department of Insurance, and third party advocates) in and out of formal hearings were aware of the views of PIFC members. We utilized our extensive network of relationships to create opportunities for PIFC to educate influential groups and individuals about the potential unintended consequences of AB 53 as previously written.


In 2012 Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed AB 53 into law; GGSV’s involvement was instrumental in crafting equitable, feasible and sustainable legislation that creates economic development opportunities for diverse businesses in California while enabling PIFC members to maintain their commitment to customers and fiscal viability.

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