Strategic Government Affairs: It's about leadership
Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs

Strategic Government Affairs: It's about leadership

Ambiguity, complexity, fluidity – these are conditions that government affairs professionals have always faced in their work. But with nearly three decades of deregulation having come to an end and an upsurge of new regulation now well underway, those conditions have greatly intensified.

Facing a tidal wave of new government regulation, companies and trade associations in highly regulated industries must make sure they have the right government affairs team to navigate the uncertain waters ahead. Understanding the complex demands of this function and finding the right leaders to fill it should be a high priority for CEOs and organizations whose success can be profoundly affected by government action.

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Julian Ha ( is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles Washington D.C. office and leads the Associations sector.

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