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Rich White Joins Thorn Run Partners

November 17, 2014
Senior Republican Lobbyist Named Ninth Partner at One of Washington’s Fastest Growing Firms

For immediate release: November 17, 2014

Contact: Andy Rosenberg, 202-247-6301

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) announced today the addition of veteran lobbyist, Richard White, as Partner. Rich joins Thorn Run from the firm of Roberti & White, where he was a founding partner.
“We would be ecstatic to add someone of Rich’s caliber to our team under any circumstance,” stated TRP’s founding Republican partner Chris Lamond, “but we are especially excited to boost our Republican reach as the GOP takes over the Senate. Rich is a stellar addition to our team.”

A veteran legislative and regulatory strategist with nearly two decades of lobbying experience and a deep bench of relationships with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, Rich knows how to help clients succeed in Washington, DC. Rich’s clients have run the gamut from small biotech and medical device firms, large PhRMA companies, hospitals and medical specialty groups, to Fortune 500 companies, including one of the world’s largest insurance groups. Rich also has a long and proven track record of establishing and managing successful industry coalitions and in navigating high-profile congressional oversight.
Prior to his work in the private sector, Rich served as the legislative coordinator for the late Sen. John Chafee (R-RI), focusing on healthcare, tax, and environmental issues, and as field director for the Senator’s successful 1988 re-election campaign. He was also the campaign manager of Fred Lippitt’s 1990 Independent bid for Mayor of Providence, RI. He began his political career as a legal intern in the White House Office of Management and Budget, Health and Income Maintenance Division under President George H.W. Bush.
Rich received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College and his law degree from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Dulin and Haynes Law and Public Policy Scholarship Award. Rich serves on the Board of Advisors of the Columbus School of Law and chairs the Advancement Committee of the Board.  A native of Rhode Island, he currently lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife Lisa and their three children.
About Thorn Run Partners
Founded in January 2010 by veteran lobbyists Andy Rosenberg and Chris Lamond, who previously served as staffers to Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Fred Thompson (R-TN), respectively, Thorn Run Partners is a full service government relations firm with offices in Washington, Los Angeles, Denver, and Portland, Oregon.