Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Michael Best Strategies LLC (Strategies) announced today a significant expansion to its rapidly growing Procurement Practice. Following a steady uptick in procurement work in recent years, Michael Best has expanded the offerings to provide a full-service procurement team to help clients navigate the intersection of business and government.

A leader in the government contracting space, Michael Best Strategies manages all government relations services related to developing and implementing effective strategies for branding, education, and advocacy with Congress and policy leaders in federal agencies. To help advise clients within the expanding federal market, Michael Best’s government relations, consulting, and legal advisors work as one team, providing an appealing, one-stop shop for clients.

“The expansion of our procurement practice marks a major growth benchmark for the firm,” said Sarah Helton, Partner and lead of Michael Best Strategies’ Procurement Practice. “We are excited to further strengthen our reach in helping businesses identify, pursue, and win government contracts, all seamlessly supported by the Michael Best platform.”

The firm’s now full-service Procurement Practice joins the ranks at Michael Best Strategies consisting of the nation’s most prominent advisors from business to government to healthcare and more. Michael Best has seen steady growth in the D.C. Office, with significant talent joining the team, including Former US Senator Cory Gardner and Former US Representative Steve Israel.

“The firm is well aware of the ever-evolving needs of our clients, so we’re pleased to officially make the procurement practice a full-service operation and look forward to building upon the great work we’ve done thus far,” said Reince Priebus, President of Michael Best LLP and Chairman of the Board of Advisors. “We’re proud to be considered leaders by our business and government work, which is a testament to the strong talent and leadership among our ranks, and with the expansion of the firm and the procurement practice in particular, we will continue to benefit our clients of all sizes and industries.”

Bio Link Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Sarah served as regulatory counsel at ASTM International. In this role, she supported the Office of Global Policy and Industry Affairs on legal, legislative, and regulatory matters. She researched, analyzed, and advised on current and emerging federal policy matters that affected diverse industries, including energy, environment, transportation, technology, and trade. Expertise: Manufacturing, Tax and Finance, PAC, Education, Political Giving, and Transportation
Bio Link Rob served as a senior leader within the Wisconsin Senate under five majority leaders, three Republicans and two Democrats. As chief clerk and director of operations of the Wisconsin Senate, Rob was the parliamentarian of the Senate and was responsible for the proper, constitutional functioning of the Senate as a lawmaking and oversight body within state government. Expertise: How Legislatures Do Their Work, Legislative Procedure & Drafting, Executive Branch Operations, Economic Development Policy, Agri-business & Environmental Policy, and Water Policy

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