Seward Square Group is a bi-partisan political consulting firm located blocks from the United States Capitol. Our team relies on decades of experience and an extensive network of experts to build individualized teams based on the specific needs and goals of each client. We pride ourselves on investing an unparalleled amount of time and energy in building close and personal relationships with each of our clients. This allows us to develop a deep understanding of who our clients are and how best to advocate for their interests.  

Seward Square Group has a distinguished record of success and skillfully navigate the intricate interplay between Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, state, county, and local governments, private sector stakeholders, and public organizations. Our firm has represented Fortune 500 companies, a broad cross section of international clients, institutional investors and hedge funds, trade associations and state and local governments, providing guidance on legislative and regulatory processes, and developing legislative and regulatory initiatives.

James Pericola founded Seward Square Group in 2009. Pericola has worked in Washington, D.C. at all levels of federal government, as a Presidential appointee, congressional staff member, private sector attorney and consultant. He has a comprehensive understanding of government and strong relationships based on 25 years of experience working with Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, state governments, private sector stakeholders, and public organizations.

Pericola's area of practice has included COVID-19 testing/vaccine/access and equity, healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, retail, economic regulation, environmental protection, transportation and infrastructure, and political action. Additionally, he brings international experience, having previously served as the Washington counsel for Holcim, Inc., which has operations in 70 countries and where he traveled extensively. Prior to Holcim, Inc., Pericola worked at the international law firm, Dillon, Hall & Lungershausen LLC, with offices in Hong Kong, Stuttgart, and Washington, D.C., and handled all outside litigation for DamilerChrysler AG. He also worked in the British House of Commons for a Member of Parliament.

James Pericola holds a B.A. and J.D. from The Catholic University of America and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.