• Derrick M. White
    Derrick M. White
    Senior Vice President

As the hotly contested 2016 elections are now behind us – bringing with them a new Administration, Congress, and political landscape – we are excited to unveil the changes within our firm.

As of 2016, Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) has expanded well beyond our original service offerings. In addition to our successful bipartisan federal lobbying work, FTP now includes state government relations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising and development departments.

With the addition of these integrated practices, FTP is now truly a full-service public affairs consultancy, with the ability to execute multi-faceted, collaborative strategies.

No matter the changes to our firm or the world around us, we remain true to our core founding principles: focused on our effective, results-driven model of success. The incoming Administration and Congress will provide a number of challenges and opportunities for our clients. We’re looking forward to the ways in which the new FTP will be able to comprehensively address these challenges going forward.

Get in touch – we have lots to catch up on.

P.S With our new expanded offerings, we’ve moved to a new expanded location!

You can now find us at:

777 6th Street, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Derrick M. White
Senior Vice President

Derrick White, a Senior Vice President at Forbes Tate Partners, joined the firm in October 2015.

From April 1996 until July 2001, Mr. White served on the state, DC, and Judiciary Committee staffs of U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), current Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and senior member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee. While with Chairman Hatch, Derrick covered issues in healthcare, defense and trade.

At the time of his departure from Senator Hatch’s staff, Derrick was serving as Deputy Communications Director.

From July 2001 to January 2009, Mr. White was a member of the Federal Government Relations team at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). In his capacity at PhRMA, Mr. White worked on a broad range of issues, including: Medicare, Medicaid, the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) III, and IV (FDAAA), the Project Bioshield Act of 2004, 340B, Bioterrorism, patents, and vaccines.

Mr. White also played a crucial role in working with Congress to craft and pass the landmark Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 – which created the current prescription drug Part D benefit for seniors.

Upon leaving PhRMA, Derrick operated as an independent consultant and continued to advise and represent PhRMA on the legislative deliberations on both the Affordable Care Act of 2009 and the America Invents Act of 2011.

From 2012 until joining Forbes Tate Partners in 2015, Mr. White was a member of the Federal Government Relations team at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). At BIO, Mr. White led the organization’s engagement with Republican Senators and their staffs and Committee staffs.

Derrick also played a central role in BIO’s efforts on the Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization (PDUFA V) via the Food and Drug Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), the Drug Quality and Security Act, patent reform, 340B, and vaccines.

At the time of his departure from BIO, Mr. White was engaged in BIO’s efforts on the Senate HELP Committee’s forthcoming 21st Century Cures legislation, negotiations with the Senate Judiciary Committee on pending patent reform legislation, and preparations for the upcoming activities associated with the reauthorization of PDUFA (PDUFA VI).

Mr. White, a lifelong Republican, has been active in the Party and campaigns since college. He worked on Senator Hatch’s past three campaigns (2000, 2006 and 2012) – and also participated in the NRSC Special Teams program for Senators Thune (2004), Burns (2006), and Toomey’s (2010) races.

A native of Towanda, Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Utah, Derrick received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations.