Seward Square Group invests unparalleled amounts of time and energy to build close and personal relationships with our clients to fully understand their needs in order to devise individualized and targeted strategies. Instead of a one-size fits-all approach, where the client has to fit the firm, Seward Square Group relies on our decades of experience and network of experts to build individualized teams based on the specific needs and goals of each client.

We have a long and distinguished track record and understand the intricate interplay between Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, state, county and local governments, private sector stake holders, 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. 

Seward Square Group was founded in 2009 by James Pericola who has worked in Washington, D.C. at all levels of federal government, as a Presidential appointee, congressional staff member, and 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 healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, retail, economic regulation, environmental protection, transportation and infrastructure, and political action. Additionally, he brings a significant amount of international experience, having previously served as the Washington Counsel for Holcim, Incorporated, which has operations in over 70 countries and where he traveled extensively. Prior to Holcim, Pericola worked at the international law firm, Dillon, Hall & Lungershausen LLC, which had offices in Hong Kong, Stuttgart and Washington, and handled all of the 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.