• “As a non-profit it is imperative that you have solid representation lobbying on your behalf. Cohen & Grigsby’s public affairs group has proven to be very valuable to our organization, and I would highly recommend them.”

  • “C&G’s Public Affairs Group is very professional yet provides a personalized service to its clients.”

  • “C&G’s Public Affairs Group has been very effective and professional in representing our interests.”

  • “The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce has benefited from the services of Cohen & Grigsby’s Public Affairs Group. Their blend of experience, high-level legislative and administrative relationships and tenacity positions them to help make our organization successful in Harrisburg. C&G professionals are direct, trustworthy and goal-oriented – all qualities that we value in our partnerships.”

  • “The nonprofit field has evolved into a very competitive market and the need for sharp and responsive representation is great. As a former lobbyist, I clearly understand that having people on your team that can clearly articulate your mission, vision and needs is vital. C&G’s public affairs group does just that.”

  • “C&G’s Public Affairs Group introduced us to a whole new way of doing business, enabling us to greatly enhance our education and training efforts.”

  • “The MSOA is very satisfied with the governmental assistance provided by Cohen & Grigsby. Rob Vescio is very accessible and regularly attends our monthly Board Meeting to provide our Directors with information that is vital to the decisions made by the MSOA Board. Our complete satisfaction is evidenced by the recent Board approval of our engagement of Cohen & Grigsby for the next three years. We highly recommend Cohen & Grigsby to any organization looking to improve their legislative position.”

  • “C&G’s Public Affairs group is committed to representing the vision and mission of our organization, while abiding by the highest standards of professional ethics.”

  • “The University has a long-standing relationship with C&G and we continue to leverage their base of diverse experts.  Bond counsel has continually provided exceptional service to us over the years.  In addition, we recently sought the assistance of the C&G team to help navigate the numerous and complex compliance requirements for a state grant.  Our consultants are consistently proactive to ensure that the University takes all of the necessary steps to meet the increased regulations in the industry.  They serve as intermediaries on behalf of the University with the appropriate governmental entities and continue to provide a comfort level as we traverse new and unfamiliar territories.”

  • “Rob Vescio and Cohen & Grigsby’s Public Affairs Group have been very successful, professional and responsive in representing our business on those issues that matter most to us.”

  • “Cohen & Grigsby has proven to be a good fit for our government relations needs.  Their commitment to attentiveness and professionalism in these matters cannot be overstated.”

Clients Served

The Public Affairs group has a strong, vibrant and growing client base. We strive to provide significant value by achieving our client's goals by building and maintaining relationships. The following list reflects our industry experience and clients we have served and/or are currently representing.



Economic Development



Film Industry




Higher Education

Non-profit Organizations


Trade Associations

  • Allegheny County Airport Authority (including Pittsburgh International Airport)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Laurel Highland Council
  • Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
  • Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania
  • Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Hill House Association
  • Iron Workers Joint Apprenticeship and Journeyman Retraining
  • Master Builders’ Association of Western PA, Inc.
  • Meadows Standardbred Owners Association
  • The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Robert Morris University
  • The Salvation Army
  • Walnut Capital Partners