Leading U.S. public policy expert and political commentator Lanhee Chen rejoins the firm.
Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Lanhee Chen has rejoined the firm as a Partner in San Francisco.
Lanhee is a leading U.S. public policy expert and political commentator. He is the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. Lanhee has served in senior roles in U.S. presidential administrations and advised four Republican presidential campaigns, including as Policy Director of Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign.
Lanhee returns to Brunswick having been a Senior Advisor from 2018 to 2021. As a Partner, he will advise U.S. and international clients on public affairs and policy issues, with a particular focus on the Healthcare and Life Sciences and Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Lanhee brings a deep understanding of many of the key policy issues facing our clients. Those clients need to know how to navigate and engage with Washington more than ever. Lanhee’s extensive political and policymaking experience will be invaluable to our clients. I am delighted to welcome him back to the firm.”
On rejoining Brunswick, Lanhee Chen said: “I am excited to return to Brunswick to help solve some of our client’s toughest problems and to work with an unrivaled group of talented and creative colleagues. I look forward to using my background in American politics and policymaking to help enhance the firm’s capabilities in the U.S. and around the world.”
About Lanhee Chen
Lanhee is the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.
Lanhee served in a senior role in the George W. Bush administration and advised four Republican presidential campaigns. He was Policy Director of Senator Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign and chief policy advisor; advised Senator Marco Rubio on his 2016 presidential bid; served as Domestic Policy Director of Romney's 2008 campaign; and was a Health Policy Advisor to President Bush in his 2004 re-election campaign. From 2014 to 2018, Lanhee was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board. Earlier in his career, he was a business litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Lanhee was a Senior Advisor at Brunswick from 2018 to 2021. In 2022, he ran unsuccessfully for California State Controller, but won more votes in the general election than any other Republican candidate in America.
Lanhee is a member of the Boards of Directors of El Camino Health, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP) and the Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation. He earned a Ph.D. and an A.M. in political science from Harvard University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. in government from Harvard College.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
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