Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Names Tamara R. Hinton to Lead its Strategic Communications Practice

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

WASHINGTON D.C. - April 2, 2024 – Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies (CPS), the government and public affairs affiliate of international law firm Cozen O’Connor, today announced Tamara Hinton has signed on to lead its fast-growing strategic communications practice. Hinton is a trusted strategist and adviser with extensive experience in high-stakes issues management, crisis mitigation, policy communications, and reputation management. She joins as senior principal and will be based in the organization’s Washington, D.C., office.

Hinton most recently served as senior vice president at Story Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs agency, developing and implementing multi-faceted communications strategies to manage complex issues, litigation, and media scrutiny to minimize risk to clients across various industries.

“With her wide-ranging experiences and deep understanding of political, policy, and crisis communications, Tamara is the right person to lead our strategic communications practice to help clients navigate public affairs challenges and advance their advocacy and reputational objectives,” said Howard Schweitzer, CEO of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. “Jim Heller, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, and I have seen firsthand the steady counsel and creative problem solving she brings to difficult issues in an ever-changing communications landscape.”

Previously, Hinton founded a boutique public relations firm to drive attention to important farm and trade policy issues in the lead up to the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization. She developed successful communications and digital media campaigns for an agriculture coalition and a number of trade associations.   

Prior to that, she worked on Capitol Hill as the communications director for the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Rep. Frank Lucas, and his predecessor, Rep. Bob Goodlatte. In this role, she executed the communications strategy for the reauthorization of the 2014 Farm Bill, and managed messaging campaigns to support committee efforts.

She joined the committee after working as a reporter for WVIR-NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia where she covered important national stories, including the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, the five-year anniversary of 9/11 in New York City, and the midterm elections in 2006.

“I am excited to join Howard, Jim, and the entire team of top professionals at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and our parent law firm Cozen O’Connor,” Hinton said. “This is a team that understands smart, effective communications is at the heart of any successful strategy and is essential for protecting a company’s reputation, advancing legislative priorities, and shaping the policy and regulatory landscape. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues to grow the reach and capabilities of our strategic communications practice and continue to deliver comprehensive winning results on behalf of our clients.”

Hinton earned her dual B.A. in economics and history at the University of Mary Washington. 

About Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, an affiliate of the international law firm Cozen O’Connor, is a bipartisan government relations practice representing clients before the federal government and in cities and states throughout the country. With offices throughout the country, the firm’s public strategies professionals offer a full complement of government affairs services, including legislative and executive branch advocacy, policy analysis, assistance with government procurement and funding programs, and crisis management. Its client base spans multiple industries, including healthcare, transportation, hospitality, education, construction, energy, real estate, entertainment, financial services, and insurance.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 850 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 32 offices across two continents.


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