President and Founder

Washington, DC

Meet Robert Raben — a strategist's strategist on a lifelong mission to inject humanity, common sense, equity, and justice into the fabric of American politics and culture.

Since its founding in 2002, Raben has grown to include a diverse team of 100+ experts, consultants, activists, and communicators working tirelessly to change the faces of power in public policy, media, education, business, philanthropy, the arts, and more. With decades of experience as an attorney, senior Hill staffer, and assistant attorney general, Robert easily navigates legal subtleties and powers through political realities.

Robert’s highly respected legislative career began on Representative Barney Frank’s staff, where he served as counsel to Frank (Democratic counsel for two Subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee); first on the Constitution, then on the Courts and Intellectual Property.

In 1999, Robert’s reputation and effectiveness earned him an appointment to the Department of Justice as principal deputy assistant attorney general and, subsequently, assistant attorney general of the Office of Legislative Affairs. After a unanimous confirmation vote by a Republican-controlled Senate, Robert was charged with overseeing Attorney General Janet Reno’s legislative initiatives and leading responses to extensive Congressional oversight of the department.  Robert was the first openly gay man to receive Senate confirmation, and to lead in a law enforcement agency.

Beyond his work with the firm, Robert has served on the boards of game-changing entities, including The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, NRDC, the UnidosUS Action Fund, President Barack Obama’s My Brothers’ Keeper Alliance. the American Constitution Society, the Alliance for Justice, the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and more.

As a serial NGO entrepreneur, Robert has started initiatives impacting the leadership of our country, including Friends of the Museum of the American Latino, the March on Washington Film Festival, and Green 2.0. Robert hails from Miami and holds degrees from the Wharton School and the New York University Law School. He is a Scorpio.