Trusted. Effective. Experienced.
Bipartisan from Day One.
Who We Are
With roots going back 40 years, the Smith-Free Group is the most experienced bipartisan government affairs firm in Washington, D.C. today.
W. Timothy Locke
What We Do
Government affairs should not be one-size-fits all. Positioned at the intersection of politics, policy, and procedure, the Smith-Free Group’s adaptive and diverse expertise provides a unique combination of active engagement services and access to unparalleled relationships.
The Smith-Free Group is the government affairs firm Fortune 500 companies trust to tackle complex public affairs issues and rely on for calculated counsel and winning strategies.
Congressional Affairs & Oversight Expertise
Regulatory Agencies & Executive Branch Affairs
Strategic Advisory Services
Advocacy & Engagement
Energy & Environment
The Smith-Free Group is committed to giving back to the Washington, D.C. community, including:
News & Insights
The Big Casino – Debt Ceiling End Game
“We’re in the end game now.” –Dr. Strange, “Avengers: Endgame” We wrote a few weeks ago how the discussions around the debt ceiling had moved, to borrow a metaphor from the game of Chess, into the “middle game”, an interim …
The Big Casino – Debt Ceiling Analysis Update
Following Treasury Secretary Yellen’s recent letter pegging a potential “X Date” for Treasury hitting the debt ceiling, there has been renewed vigor in public and private discussions surrounding the matter. The White House meeting tomorrow with the president and the …