Effective government affairs professionals remain constantly prepared for dramatic, sudden changes in executive and legislative branch politics. This is one of many areas where Capitol Advocates delivers unparalleled direct experience. We are able to represent our clients’ interests and obtain desired results through established relationships with the current leadership in the executive branch and the legislature. This includes relationships with the governor, president pro tempore of the senate, speaker of the assembly, committee chairs and other key executive and legislative branch officials.

Capitol Advocates utilizes creative and unprecedented solutions to clients’ issues by designing and implementing results-driven advocacy strategies and mobilizing business, community-based, and grass-roots coalitions to support lobbying initiatives.

Our resources and capabilities mean that clients receive extensive, up-to-date, and significant information from key decision-makers in Sacramento and local governments. At the same time, our clients benefit from services that cover a wide spectrum of tactical resources, including:

  • Research
  • Data Collection
  • Drafting and amending legislative initiatives
  • Issue management
  • Testimony before legislative committees
  • Advocacy before law and policy makers at all levels to ensure a successful legislative strategy.

The firm also provides a comprehensive array of legislative and executive branch services, including policy and political analysis, strategy development and communications.


Capitol Advocates is uniquely positioned and empowered to provide assistance with business development and procurement contracts. Principal Ravi Mehta has served as a senior advisor to Governor Pete Wilson and was responsible for appointing executives to senior government positions. Through this experience, he has developed extensive knowledge of state agencies and departments. This means that Capitol Advocates can assist clients with a variety of business development strategies and procurement matters at all levels of state government. The strength of these relationships coupled with Capitol Advocates’ specifically tailored strategy for each client is directly correlated to our successful business development and procurement record, which is why Capitol Advocates is the leader in procurement representation.

To ensure a successful procurement process, Capitol Advocates assists clients with identifying procurement opportunities, obtaining CMAS certification and message development and strategy to respond to RFP, RPQ, and RFI’s. We also offer consultation in contract negotiations, management and relationship development to ensure successful, long-term outcomes.

In addition, Capitol Advocates has the experience and expertise to assist with auxiliary contract issues, including protests, disputes, suspensions and appeals.


Capitol Advocates has significant experience representing clients before all government agencies on rulemaking and licensing issues. We provide comprehensive services in obtaining licenses. We also draft and propose new regulations, or support or oppose proposed regulations to advance our clients interests.

Additionally, we routinely assist clients with enforcement issues pending before all regulatory agencies. These issues generally require not only legal expertise, but also knowledge of the administrative and political process.

Our extensive experience allows us to represent clients before virtually every state agency, department, board and commission.


Our reputation for effective advocacy extends outside of Sacramento. The success of our clients often depends on working with local government agencies. In this specialty area, Capitol Advocates advances clients interests before local government and community leaders. We also provide strategic direction on securing procurement contracts with local agencies.

With local government, we bring to the table the same skill sets that define our success at the state level: an in-depth understanding of regulatory issues and an experienced perspective on what is necessary to turn strategy into results.