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Sean Richardson

Sean Richardson


One of POLITICO’s “Politico’s to Watch.”

Sean’s legislative, political, and communications experience make him a triple-threat in the advocacy world. His ability to grasp the substance, understand the politics around an issue, and build a compelling narrative to tell your story makes him an invaluable asset to clients.

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At a Glance

Career Highlights

  • Chief of Staff, Senator Amy J. Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Chief of Staff, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI)
  • Deputy Staff Director, Senate Democratic Technology and Communications Committee
  • Associate Producer, CBS News
  • Policy Advisor, Office of the Democratic Leader, Richard A. Gephardt

Areas of Expertise

  • Democratic Politics
  • Health Care
  • Defence
  • Appropriations
  • Communications
  • Campaigns and Coalitions

Key Legislation

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Dodd Frank
  • Mental Health Parity
  • Appropriations and Authorization Bills


  • BA, Sociology and Political Science, Moravian College


After a decade of experience on Capitol Hill and campaigns, Sean Richardson joined Peck Madigan Jones in 2007. Having served in the House leadership for Rep. Dick Gephardt and Senate Leadership for Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), and as Chief of Staff to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI), Sean is uniquely positioned to provide counsel on both sides of the Capitol.

Adding to his legislative acumen, Sean has extensive experience in building and executing communications campaigns to advance advocacy goals and often provides communications strategy when discretion is of the utmost importance. A veteran of CBS News, Sean has been quoted in nearly every major newspaper throughout the country. Sean helps lead TiberCom, a communications and public affairs integration firm established to support and advance advocacy campaigns, educate policy makers and increase brand recognition. Utilizing decades of campaign and legislative experience, leveraging unique relationships, and implementing cutting-edge technology, TiberCom seamlessly integrates communications and advocacy to build and execute data-driven campaigns.

Sean’s portfolio at Peck Madigan Jones includes most major legislative efforts in Congress over the past 10 years. Whether it’s working on the Affordable Care Act for a Fortune 50 client or the National Defense Authorization Bill for a small start-up, Sean has a proven track record of delivering for clients.

When he’s not in the office, Sean can be found on the local playing fields coaching youth football, lacrosse and baseball. Sean, his wife Renee, and their three boys reside in Arlington, VA.