About Us 

Founded in 1982, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell, LLC (CC&H) provides comprehensive government affairs strategies that focus on results. CC&H possesses and fosters strong relationships with federal policymakers and enjoys notable success in promoting and protecting its clients’ interests.

From the creation of a multi-billion dollar government loan program, to the enactment of a small business tax credit valued at nearly a billion dollars, to turnkey preparation of successful competitive federal grant applications, CC&H’s clients have received tangible results and benefits from their investment in government affairs representation. Beyond creating new legislative programs and amending existing law, CC&H serves as an advocate for its clients during the annual federal appropriations process.

CC&H directs the lobbying activities of private corporations, municipalities, state governments, public agencies and trade associations. In addition to handling federal legislative and regulatory affairs, CC&H develops and implements grassroots lobbying strategies in support of its efforts in Washington. These efforts include organizing local media events and mobilizing citizen support for elected officials that are aligned with its clients’ interests.

The Seneca Group

CC&H’s sister firm, The Seneca Group, was formed in 1997 to provide clients in the transportation industry with expert professional and technical support beyond the scope of traditional federal lobbying and government relations. Seneca serves our clients in areas including:

  • Project management support
  • Capital project due diligence and financial analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Federal regulatory compliance
  • Technical writing
  • Federal loan and grant applications
  • Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • Motive power acquisition, development and engineering
  • Market analysis, entry and development
  • Policy analysis

Seneca’s regular clients include freight rail companies, rail transit systems, transportation equipment manufacturers and technology providers, municipalities and the U.S. federal government, as well as international multilateral agencies.