Working with Us

Carmen Group is Washington’s leading government affairs consulting firm. We help clients envision, plan and realize major projects in areas that are affected by government legislation, regulation or funding.

We succeed where other firms fail. We get hard things done by working programs through national government, local governments and agencies, not simply through a web of relationships. Many of our clients have found us after other firms failed to succeed for them on a project involving unusual crisis or complexity. Less experienced clients can find us expensive; some really want to learn what it takes to win, and how much more cost effective winning is than taking meetings.


  • Advocacy & Representation
  • Analysis
  • Appropriation
  • Authorization
  • Budget Process
  • Business Development
  • CMS
  • Cloud
  • Complex Constituency Management
  • Corporate Communications
  • Crisis Management
  • Defense Healthcare
  • Disaster Relief
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Federal Sales
  • Financial Services
  • Funding
  • Global Integration
  • Grants
  • Green
  • Homeland Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Labor
  • Legislation
  • Lobbying
  • Media
  • Operations Audits/Asset Management
  • Partnership Creation
  • Permitting/Entitlements
  • Process Improvement
  • Project Feasibility
  • Project Management
  • Proposals
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Regulation
  • Research
  • Rulemaking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Video Production

Our conversations with prospective clients begin with defining victory, the goal we will accomplish together. We identify necessary resources, create a scope of work and execute a contract. We identify milestones to measure progress and ensure return on investment. Our fees are based on the hourly rates of our highly skilled professionals. Many of our clients prefer to translate the scope of work into a fixed fee arrangement, which smooths out service peaks and simplifies accounting. We welcome performance incentive arrangements where appropriate, but do not undertake speculative projects.

Use our Contact Form to get started. One of our category experts will collect information, discuss your situation internally to determine how we can help you and arrange the next step—usually a substantive meeting to agree scope. We’re a little unusual in that we insist that we identify how we can help a client accomplish a credible mission before we will take them on. But when the fit is right, we can get to work in a day and start achieving value immediately.