As Senior Political Director, Robert draws on his deep relationships, on-the-ground advocacy experience, and background with legislative groups to advocate for Stateside’s clients.
Robert was previously a Senior Strategist in the Public Policy practice at Orrick, where he executed multistate legislative campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and technology start-ups in industries ranging from carsharing to gaming to telecommunications. Before joining Orrick, Robert was the Director of Corporate Relations for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). Over two cycles with the DLCC, Robert broke fundraising records and helped the DLCC flip eleven legislative chambers to Democratic control. Prior to the DLCC, he held multiple corporate development positions with the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Denver.
Robert got his start in politics on local and statewide campaigns in his native South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.