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Veteran Senate Lobbyist, former Chief of Staff Paul Bock Joins Thorn Run Partners

September 1, 2020

For immediate release: September 1, 2020

Contact: Andrew Rosenberg, (202) 247-6301

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) ( announced today the addition of Paul Bock as Partner in their Washington, DC office.  After working at senior level positions for nearly two decades in the Senate, Mr. Bock has most recently been downtown, where he’s provided a broad range of clients with expertise and support at working with the Senate Democratic caucus.

Prior to joining Thorn Run Partners, Paul was a partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight where he helped corporations, trade associations, nonprofits and foreign countries achieve success in a wide range of policy areas.  Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Paul served as vice president of Capitol Hill Strategies LLC, where he was responsible for planning and implementing legislative strategies for numerous corporate and governmental clients.  Overall, Paul has more than 10 years of lobbying experience on issues ranging from health care and financial services to transportation and international trade.

Before joining the private sector, Paul was Chief of Staff for Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) for over twelve years.   During that time Paul was actively involved in all aspects of the legislative process, with a focus on the Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees. Bock also spent many years advising the top Democrat on the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, and for more than a decade helped corporate clients navigate the antitrust review process in Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice.

“We are thrilled to add Paul Bock to our team,” stated TRP co-founding partner Andrew Rosenberg. “Paul’s been a friend to many of us at the firm for years, and we’re confident that his reputation, relationships, and insights will add considerable value for our clients in a changing political environment.”

“I am very impressed with the collaborative, client-focused approach to lobbying at Thorn Run Partners and am excited to be working with such a talented group of people.” Bock said.

About Thorn Run Partners

Founded in January 2010 by veteran lobbyists Andrew 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, 32-person government relations, policy and strategic communications firm with offices in Washington, Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles. It has been recognized as a Top 20 lobbying firm by respected publications including Politico, Roll Call, the HillCongressional Quarterly, and Bloomberg that ranks among the nation’s most creative and effective government relations companies.