Patti joined the Washington, DC office in October 2019 as a Partner and Head of the U.S. Public Affairs offer. Patti advises clients on a range of critical issues with an emphasis on public affairs, politics, regulatory and communications.
She previously served as an advisor to the Obama-Biden presidential campaign during the 2012 presidential election, and during the 2008 general election she was chief of staff for vice presidential operations. In that role, she built a national team of policy, communications, and political advisors before the nominee’s selection, and later managed day-to-day operations for vice presidential nominee Joe Biden.
She was the campaign manager for Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid in 2007-2008 and managed her Senate re-election campaign before that. She also served as chief of staff to the First Lady’s first Senate campaign. Before that, she served as a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton throughout Governor Bill Clinton’s campaign and two terms in the White House.
Patti was also the co-founder of a financial services firm, VAP Financial, and prior to that, partner in Utrecht & Phillips, a strategic advisory firm to Fortune 100 firms, non-profits, and local governments from 2009 to 2012.
Patti is also a CNN political commentator.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Il.
Joe Biden took office in the middle of a pandemic and focused his administration’s attention on the response to COVID-19. However, other policy priorities are likely to come onto policymakers’ agendas as the pandemic (hopefully) recedes.
By Terry Calvani
25 March 2021