Government Affairs

Canyon Snow provides targeted outsourced government affairs expertise to protect your business interests

Canyon Snow's principals have well-developed relationships with public officials worldwide. We develop and maintain these relationships to enable our clients to anticipate, shape, and react to the development of legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting their businesses. We work with our clients to manage the important elements of their business-government interface.


Legislative tracking

Canyon Snow provides customized analysis and recommended action on legislative issues that impact our clients' core businesses including tax, trade, logistics, IP, stock options, and environmental issues (RoHS, WEEE, EuP, REACH, China Management Methods, US States). 

Policy and issue management through trade associations

Many companies invest in important trade association memberships, but lack the time and staffing to extract maximum value from these memberships. Canyon Snow prepares executives and other in-house experts to represent and advocate on behalf of the company at high-value trade association meetings and events. Canyon Snow also works with clients to implement annual global surveys and analyses of the return on investment they receive from each trade association membership. 

Component analysis and manufacturing readiness assessment

Canyon Snow guides clients in selecting an expert service provider for these important aspects of compliance. We draft the scope of work and request for proposal and evaluate all bids for responsiveness, competitiveness, and expertise using a scoring methodology to be developed with the client. We also review and approve the final work product.

Relationship management

Government officials make decisions every day which can impact a company's bottom line. Canyon Snow enables a company to build and manage important relationships with key officials worldwide. We work with clients to develop a list of government representatives with whom to meet based on the company's legislative strategy. We plan and manage proactive events with representatives globally (congressional site visits, executive meetings) and we utilize these activities to highlight our clients' policy priorities. 

Executive training programs

Corporate executives are the most persuasive advocates for a company's policy positions. However, many executives have limited experience lobbying public officials. Canyon Snow guides our clients' executives through customized training in government relations as a key component of their leadership development strategy. 

Lobbying campaign management

Canyon Snow manages lobbying campaigns for specific issues of strategic importance to our clients. We leverage the experience and expertise of founding principal, Leslee Guardino - a registered federal lobbyist - in building coalitions and advocating for client issues in both the US and abroad. 

Due diligence for M&A activity

Canyon Snow provides government and environmental due diligence for merger and acquisition activity including Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) background checks, and training for new employees, environmental assessment review, and guidance on terms of sale agreement. 

Proven government affairs expertise

By engaging with Canyon Snow, clients retain the value of a full in-house government affairs program on an outsourced basis. Canyon Snow's principals are industry leaders with proven accomplishments in the areas of government affairs, environmental compliance, and corporate social responsibility. Canyon Snow uses this specialized expertise to benefit our clients' businesses.