Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Announces Formation of S&J Capitol Concepts, LLC



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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has acquired the government and public relations practice of Capitol Concepts, LLC, and retained owner and founder Paul Hardesty to join Steptoe & Johnson Government Relations Coordinator L. Gil White to run a new company called S&J Capitol Concepts, LLC.

They will represent clients as part of Steptoe & Johnson’s government relations and lobbying practice and will actively work to expand the reach and power of the practice in all six states where Steptoe & Johnson operates.

According to Steptoe & Johnson CEO Susan Brewer, “S&J Capitol Concepts will represent more organizations before the state legislature than any other firm in West Virginia.”  She continued, “We are excited about the potential impact of this organization and the strong resources it brings to our clients in West Virginia and beyond.”        

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Steptoe & Johnson Government Relations Team and to join forces with Gil White, who is well-respected at the West Virginia state capitol,” said Paul Hardesty.  “Together, we will present a formidable team of advocates for our clients’ interests in the state.”

Capitol Concepts, LLC operated as a government and public affairs consulting firm beginning in 2006.  Its clients included some of the state’s largest and most influential companies and organizations.  

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