Jeff Richman helps clients manage complex policy issues that give rise to legislative, regulatory, litigation, and communications challenges and opportunities at all levels of government. He has deep experience working with large legal and business teams—including senior client management and industry stakeholders—on sustained public policy campaigns. His practice focuses on detailed, solutions-oriented, and creative input on legislative and regulatory strategy; production of effective advocacy materials; oral communications with policymakers and staff; and coordination with general corporate communications. Mr. Richman's practice also includes assistance in managing litigation that relates to and arises from his policy work and counseling clients on compliance with current substantive law and the laws regulating political activity.

Mr. Richman rejoined the firm after having served for twelve years as a Senior and Assistant General Counsel for Altria Client Services, Inc. In that role, he helped the company manage a large portfolio of legislative and other policy matters.

Experience

  • Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Public Law 111-31, June 22, 2009 – federal regulation of tobacco products by the Food and Drug Administration, including work on legislative process leading to the landmark legislation, regulatory implementation, and manufacturer compliance.
  • Tobacco Settlement Agreements – state legislative implementation of various aspects of tobacco settlement agreements between the state attorneys general and the leading cigarette manufacturers, including enactment of related enforcement legislation in all 50 states, assistance in the settlement of financial issues, and assistance in the enactment of non-participating manufacturer tax in Texas and related litigation.
  • Anti-Cigarette Contraband Legislation – federal and state legislation to prevent the importation and distribution of grey market cigarettes, federal and state legislation to address non-tax paid delivery sales of cigarettes, and federal and state enforcement-enhancement legislation to address unlawful interstate cigarette trafficking.
  • Reduced Cigarette Ignition Propensity Legislation – in coordination with National Fire Prevention Association, work towards enactment of harmonized legislation in all 50 states establishing a uniform state standard for reduced cigarette ignition propensity).

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994
  • BS, Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1987
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
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