Firm Hires Senior GOP Strategist
Annapolis, Maryland (December 4, 2014) – Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC (“RWLLS”), a law firm with offices in Annapolis, Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland, today announced that John C. “JR” Reith, a senior GOP strategist, has joined the firm. Mr. Reith was Finance Director for all three of former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.’s gubernatorial campaigns and was co-chairman of his campaign committees. Mr. Reith currently serves on the Inaugural Committee for Governor-elect Larry Hogan, and has been active in the National Republican Party since 1996.
Mr. Reith, who most recently was director of business development for Compass Marketing, Inc. and previously held the same position at Brown Advisory in Baltimore, will join the firm’s Government Relations Division and assume the responsibilities of Director of Business Development at RWLLS. As Director of Business Development, Mr. Reith will lead the firm’s business development and marketing efforts and assist the firm’s managing partner, Alan M. Rifkin, who recently was elected chairman of the board of directors of SCG Legal, a global network of over 148 independent law firms in over 82 countries worldwide.
According to James T. Brady, Co-Chair Hogan Transition Team, “JR is a highly regarded and fair minded political strategist for whom I have great respect. He has a keen business acumen and understands the machinery of government. I have no doubt he will be a strong addition to the firm.”
“I am delighted to join such a prominent law firm and its experienced team of business and government relations counselors,” said Mr. Reith. “I look forward to assisting the firm in growing its business and assisting its clients in governmental matters.”
“We are delighted that JR has joined the firm. He is a longtime Republican political strategist who is well-respected on both sides of the aisle,” said Joel Rozner, chairman of the firm’s Government Relations Division.
“JR is the consummate professional. He has a wealth of experience in business development and, of course, in the political arena. We are proud to welcome JR to the firm,” said Mr. Rifkin.
Mr. Reith is a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He is a Maryland native and resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his three sons. Mr. Reith joins the firm as Director of Business Development as a non-lawyer.
About Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC
Recently profiled in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s Top Rated Lawyers in the Baltimore/Washington region and with offices located in Baltimore, Annapolis and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, RWLLS provides an important link helping clients navigate Maryland laws, regulations and governmental institutions.
The firm’s primary practice areas include complex commercial litigation, business transactions, personal injury, procurement law, real estate development and zoning law, labor and employment law, sports franchise and governance law, and government relations.
Among the firm’s clients are the Baltimore Orioles, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, AOL, Dominion Energy, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Maryland Automobile Dealers Association, Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Hospital Association, Maryland Realtors Association, Mid-Atlantic Healthcare, PEPCO, Uber and other local and national businesses and institutions.