Our Firm

Carpi & Clay helps clients develop communications and legislative strategies that advance their public policy and business development objectives.  We have extensive experience in representing clients in transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, environmental regulation, public finance, healthcare, housing and community development, safety and security, education, and international trade.

We are a hands-on team that values integrity, honesty, and hard work.



Ken Carpi


David Wetmore


RJ Lyerly


Eric Swedlund

Carpi Clay


Carpi & Clay has been providing strategic counsel and implementing effective government relations programs at the federal level for over 25 years.

Our success as federal advocates is grounded in a straight-forward and transparent process of developing and implementing realistic strategic plans that embrace each client’s unique profile.  Equally important is our desire to establish and maintain productive communications that make you an integral part of the strategy and to ensure we are meeting your expectations.

We have broad experience in representing clients in transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, environmental regulation, public finance, healthcare, housing and community development, safety and security, education and international trade and commerce.  Quite often it’s about acquiring designated federal funding for projects and programs.  We have obtained millions in federal funding for our clients. But throughout our decades of experience, we have found sometimes it’s not all about the money.  Often a legislative, regulatory or administrative change provides invaluable assistance to your policies, programs and objectives.


Working with Hensel Phelps Construction, we successfully intervened with congressional committees to expedite approval for construction of the $365 million Federal Courthouse which had been unnecessarily delayed for several years.


We worked on behalf of the San Diego County Water Authority to achieve unprecedented legislation that cleared the way for modernization of the All-American Canal, a critical element in the region’s water supply portfolio.


We were directly involved on behalf of the City of Anaheim in federal decisions leading to the recent completion of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC).  As part of this effort, we helped secure $11.8 million in federal funding for the project.


We have achieved unprecedented results for our clients, which include:

  • California Earthquake Authority
  • California Independent Petroleum Association
  • California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference
  • California Ski Industry Association
  • California Travel and Tourism Commission
  • City of Anaheim
  • City of Barstow
  • City of Chino Hills
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Morro Bay
  • City of Santa Barbara
  • City of Santa Cruz
  • City of Vista
  • County of Kern
  • County of Los Angeles
  • County of San Joaquin
  • County of Tulare
  • Indio Water Authority
  • Joshua Basin Water District
  • Long Beach Water Department
  • Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Port of Santa Cruz
  • Port of Stockton
  • Port San Luis Harbor District
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • San Diego State University
  • Stanford Healthcare
  • Town of Apple Valley
  • Ventura Port District
  • Western States Tourism Policy Council

Please contact us for more information:

One Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Suite 330 | Washington, DC 20001

p 202.822.8300 | f 202.822.8315

Privacy Policy

At Carpi & Clay we respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used.

Information Collection and Use

Carpi & Clay is the sole owner of information collected on this site.  We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Sharing and Usage

We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you.  The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them.


Our site may provide links to third-party websites.  Because Carpi & Clay does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on www.carpiclay.com so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.