Experience. Creativity. Results.
Managing Partner & Founder
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 navigate and succeed in Washington, DC. As Managing Partner at Roberti+White, Rich continues to leverage that insight by providing successful government relations strategies for a broad range of clients and industries.
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 world’s largest insurance groups. He has also helped clients navigate high-profile congressional oversight investigations included the investigations of Enron and HealthSouth. At Roberti+White, Rich has helped many of his health care clients navigate and devise successful advocacy strategies to address complicated Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues. Rich also has a long and proven track record in helping clients to establish and manage industry coalitions and has acted as the executive director of several.
Moreover Rich has also established himself as a prominent fund raiser for congressional campaigns hosting over thirty events a year and assisting clients in establishing and growing their own political giving operations.
Prior to establishing Roberti+White, Rich was a co-founder and principal with the Alpine Group and a senior associate with R. Duffy Wall and Associates, both Washington-based federal government affairs consulting firms located in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, Rich served as the legislative coordinator for the late Sen. John Chafee (R-RI), focusing on healthcare, tax, and environmental issues, as well as a field director for the Senator’s successful 1988 re-election campaign. He also served as campaign manager of Fred Lippitt’s 1990 Independent bid for Mayor of Providence, RI, and served as a legal intern in the White House Office of Management and Budget, Health and Income Maintenance Division.
Rich received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College and his law degree from Catholic University, 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 Development Committee of the Board. A native of Rhode Island, he currently lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Lisa and their three children.