Jochum Shore & Trossevin PC (JST) today announced that Erica Elliott Richardson has joined the firm as a Principal, specializing in global public policy, communications and strategic advisory services.
“Clients are increasingly finding themselves on a global stage operating within a complex and ever-changing environment,” said Andrew Shore, one of JST’s founding partners. “Erica’s experience makes her uniquely suited to assist clients in managing legislative, regulatory and communications challenges across and within the United States, United Kingdom and European Union.”
“Throughout her time in both the government and private sectors, Erica has demonstrated her ability to achieve desired outcomes,” added JST co-founder Jim Jochum. “Erica’s strategic counsel will help guide clients through identifying, communicating and mitigating challenges and risks in order to achieve their public affairs objectives.”
During her tenure on Capitol Hill, Erica was involved in the most pivotal legislative and political developments of the last decade. She advised a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee throughout the financial crisis and subsequent Dodd-Frank financial services reform legislative process, aided the House Republican Leadership team in the successful campaign to win the majority in the 2010 elections and served as senior staff to the House Majority Leadership throughout the debt limit debate and the 2013 government shutdown as then-House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s Communications Director.
Prior to joining JST, Erica was the Vice President of Public Affairs at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a Philadelphia-based manager of alternative investments, where she helped establish their Washington, DC public affairs presence.
Erica lives in both Washington, DC and London, UK with her husband, Matthew, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Law and Policy at Northeastern University in Boston. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Master of Arts degree in political communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations.