A Fortune 100 company aims to strengthen its position with a core customer segment

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Baron designs and helps implement an outreach initiative to engage opinion leaders and develop support for mission-critical public policy.  The campaign transforms the company’s standing with community leaders and, as a result, advances reputational and business objectives of the highest priority to the company.

A company with a market cap in the tens of billions of dollars prepares for a major expansion that carries substantial reputational risk

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Baron conducts a Political Risk Assessment involving dozens of sensitive meetings with policy experts and political leaders to develop a strategy that upholds the company’s values and codifies best practices while avoiding a potentially serious political confrontation.  The resulting strategy helps guide the company through a successful announcement without any erosion in political position.

A corporation in a highly-regulated sector prepares to make an investment that would rank among the largest in the company’s history

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Baron executes a Political Risk Assessment to help protect and enhance the company’s multi-billion-dollar investment.  The project involves discussions with nearly 100 government officials and experts, as well as real-time monitoring and guidance concerning policy, public relations, and political developments.  The analysis reveals unforeseen vulnerabilities and opportunities, equipping the client with critical insights.

A company with approximately 5,000 U.S. locations confronts onerous regulations.

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Baron conducts a Political Risk Assessment to assess the challenge and develop a comprehensive legislative, communications, and coalitions strategy to reverse the agency’s direction.  Baron recruits and manages a coalition of other businesses operating more than 20,000 U.S. stores.  The coalition’s campaign results in the introduction of legislation with more than 100 House and Senate co-sponsors, producing tangible pressure on the regulating agency.  The result: savings of more than $100 million in averted compliance costs.

A groundbreaking e-payments provider surmounts anti-competitive threats

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A major Internet retailer pressures an e-payments provider either to consent to an acquisition at a heavily discounted valuation, or be blocked from the retailer’s site.  Baron designs and helps implement an aggressive public affairs strategy to expose the retailer’s abuse of market power, resulting in congressional support for an investigation of anti-competitive practices by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. The Internet retailer relents and acquires the e-payments innovator for approximately $800 million above the initial offer.

A coalition of leading business executives and retired senior military officers advances policy solutions to strengthen America’s energy security

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Baron provides comprehensive strategic counsel and manages a $5 million, multifaceted campaign involving policy development, legislative strategy, coalitions, advertising, and press communications. The coalition attracts non-traditional allies and landmark legislation passes despite dramatically better-funded opposition.