Perkins Coie's Public and Strategic Affairs Group offers counseling to clients on issues involving the intersection of law, public policy and public communications.

Services provided include strategic planning, public policy analysis, responses to communications and reputational challenges, congressional investigations and crisis management support. The group is led by Pete Rouse, former Counselor and White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. Prior to his service in the Obama Administration, Pete Rouse served as Chief of Staff to members of the United States Congress for more than 30 years. Before becoming then-Senator Obama's Chief of Staff in 2005, Pete was Chief of Staff to Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota for 19 years.  Click here to see full bio.