A leader of the firm’s International Affairs group. Advises foreign governments, companies and institutions on engaging with U.S. stakeholders and policymakers. Deep experience in issues management and crisis communications across many industries.
Led The Harbour Group, a public affairs agency and Washington office of Burson Marsteller. Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Clinton Administration. Senior political advisor in Clinton-Gore Presidential Campaign. Women’s rights activist. Capitol Hill staffer. CBS News producer.
Wakes up as an optimist every day. Cycles thousands of miles a year. NY Mets and Manchester City fan.
Richard Mintz specializes in helping international clients invest, close deals, do business and succeed in the United States. He has represented sovereign governments, companies, and institutions. His expertise includes strategy, media relations, public affairs, and crisis communications.
For 16 years, Richard has managed a comprehensive U.S. public diplomacy program on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates. He has advised senior UAE leadership on a range of communications and policy initiatives including normalization of relations with Israel, repositioning its sovereign wealth funds, and managing political risk around its U.S. investments.
Richard also has counseled international investors on many high-profile and complex foreign acquisitions and mergers involving U.S. assets with a focus on managing public affairs and communications around CFIUS and other issues. Inside and outside of Government, he has directed multiple social marketing programs around airline safety, the introduction of the redesigned U.S. currency, and combatting illicit finance.
Before entering the private sector, Richard served in the Clinton Administration as Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Earlier, he was communications director for the 1993 Clinton/Gore Inaugural Committee and staff director to Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign. Earlier, Richard was the communications director for NARAL, a press secretary in the US Congress, and an associate producer at CBS News.