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Scott Hatch is a Principal in Blank Rome’s Government Relations practice, based in its Washington, DC office. Known for his exceptional advocacy and management skills, Scott Hatch is highly experienced in strategy design, issue advocacy, and crisis mitigation. His background spans a broad array of sectors, including social impact, philanthropy, energy, national security, and technology.
Mr. Hatch possesses a rare combination of policy and political acumen having run a national party political committee and served as a senior leadership staffer on the floor of Congress. He specializes in capturing his clients’ vision, then building and managing the architecture to make those ideas into successful realities at the highest levels of the non-profit, corporate, and political domains.
Mr. Hatch was the lead strategist who sat with Bono, the lead singer of the band U2, in his Dublin dining room to take from concept to creation the bold idea that became the ONE Campaign, his highly successful antipoverty foundation. He worked closely with Bono on several key initiatives, most notably facilitating a bipartisan agreement between the White House and Congress that passed and funded the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (“PEPFAR”) program to change the tide on poverty and disease in Africa.
Mr. Hatch honed his policy and negotiating skills as the Chief Floor Assistant to the Majority Whip of the House of Representatives, serving as the Whip’s “eyes and ears” on the floor of Congress.
Prior to his current position as a Principal for the law firm Blank Rome, he was a Managing Director at Manatt Phelps. His innovative work with Bono came through his own company, Capitol Management Initiatives, which he founded after running the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) where he was the youngest-ever Executive Director, leading a staff of 60 and managing a budget of $55 million.
Mr. Hatch has been profiled in numerous articles, including a Washington Post Magazine cover story, “The Insider” and recognized by Roll Call newspaper as one of the “50 Most Powerful and Influential Staffers in Washington.”
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and resides in Annapolis, MD, with his golden retriever Gipper.