In 1987, Rick Berman founded Berman and Company, a full-service research and communications firm. Berman has founded several leading nonprofit advocacy organizations. A long-time consumer advocate, Rick champions individual responsibility and common sense policy. He believes that democracies require an informed public on all sides. Prior to that Rick was employed as an attorney for Bethlehem Steel, The Dana Corporation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as Executive Vice President for the Pillsbury Restaurant Group.
Berman and Company consistently excels in getting its clients’ and donors’ messages placed before the public through aggressive media outreach. Berman and Company spokespeople regularly appear on television and radio programs and place over 350 Opinion Editorials in major newspapers every year. Rick and his firm have been extensively profiled for their work in a variety of media outlets including CNBC, CNN, 60 Minutes, the Colbert Report, Rachel Maddow, TIME, the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
Berman and Company is frequently honored for its unique style and has received over 190 national awards for creative messaging. Berman campaign ads have been featured in more than 35 textbooks. Millions of people access Berman-created websites annually.
Berman has lectured graduate and undergraduate classes at various universities regarding the management of public opinion and has testified on numerous occasions before committees of the various state legislatures, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
A native of New York City, Berman is a graduate of Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the law school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.