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Kadesh & Associates is a Washington, D.C. based government relations and federal advocacy firm specializing in California and California-related issues. Since its inception in 2007, Kadesh & Associates has developed a strong client base in California and has been highly successful in representing a broad array of both public and private California-based entities. To date, the firm's success has been largely based on working closely with our clients to establish clear priorities and then to develop and implement effective legislative and regulatory strategies to achieve those goals. We consider assiduous strategy development and adaptation essential - and critically important - to achieve federal policy and advocacy goals.

Based on our extensive experience on Capitol Hill, we know when and how to move our clients' priorities by leveraging our issue expertise, policy experience, and strategic partnerships and relationships with the congressional delegation, members of the House and Senate leadership, and key committee staff. We also have extensive experience working effectively with Executive branch departments on administrative, regulatory, and policy matters. We function proactively and strategically to achieve results for our clients. We believe very strongly that our clients are their own best advocates - and we aim to position our clients to reach the most appropriate audience at the most opportune time with the most effective message.

For the past two years, Kadesh & Associates has been recognized by Members of Congress and key congressional aides and lobbyists as one of Washington's most effective lobbying firms, noting the firm's reputation and strengths in strategically working both sides of the Capitol and the California delegation in particular (The Hill, 2009 and 2010). Combined, Kadesh & Associates' team has more than four decades of legislative and advocacy experience both on and off the Hill.

Kadesh & Associates' expertise in various policy issues was gained through direct experience working on the policies and politics related to these issues as senior congressional staffers and, later, as federal advocates providing water and power advocacy services before Congress and the Administration. With our extensive contacts within the California delegation and congressional and regulatory staff, Kadesh & Associates is exceptionally well positioned to provide representation and advocacy services for our clients.

We have an established track record in providing legislative and inter-governmental services before Congress and the Administration, (including regulatory agencies in the Executive branch); an understanding of California public works agency needs in Washington, D.C.; and our close working relationships with officials in the Administration and on Capitol Hill.

Qualifications and Experience
Kadesh & Associates has been highly successful in representing California public agencies at the federal level and working effectively with the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. Our public agencies include the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California High Speed Rail Authority, the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Our private clients include: Northrop Grumman, Tejon Ranch, Edison International/Southern California Edison, Sempra Energy and the Nature Conservancy.

Office Location:
Kadesh & Associates' offices are conveniently located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. at 316 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, a short walk from both the House and Senate office buildings. The office also includes a conference boardroom which is routinely used for meetings and Hill events.