Scott Hatch is a Senior Advisor in Blank Rome’s Government Relations practice, based in its Washington, D.C., office. Known for his exceptional advocacy and management skills, Scott Hatch is highly experienced in strategy design, issue advocacy, and operational management. His background spans a broad array of sectors, including social impact, philanthropy, energy, and national security.
Scott 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 bring those ideas into successful realities at the highest levels of the non-profit, corporate, and political domains.
Scott 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.
Scott honed his leadership, 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 and as the youngest-ever executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (“NRCC”).
Scott, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, 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.”