RELEASE: Health Care Industry Specialist Barrett Thornhill Joins Forbes Tate Partners

February 3, 2020

Connor McKay


FTP Continues Growth with Addition of Leading Health Care Strategist, Crapo and Toomey Veteran 

WASHINGTON – Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) today announced the addition of Barrett Thornhill to its bipartisan public affairs and lobbying firm. Thornhill joins FTP in the midst of the firm’s continued growth, lending his expertise in health policy and regulatory matters to FTP’s established and recognized health care practice.   

“As we look to the rest of 2020 and beyond, it’s clear that health care policy – and its national and state ramifications – will continue to dominate the conversation, as well as many of our clients’ priorities,” said Founding Partner Jeff Forbes. “Barrett’s experience in this arena is unparalleled, and he also brings significant relationships and experience within the current tax and trade policy debates. We know clients will benefit from his experience.” 

Thornhill’s experience has spanned numerous private sector, industry, and governmental positions. On the Hill, Thornhill served as a health care Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (ID), Legislative Assistant for then-Representative Patrick Toomey (PA), and as Legislative Assistant for the late Representative Charlie Norwood (GA). 

“For most of my career, I’ve worked with innovators in the health care and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the elected officials and dedicated regulators that turn these innovations into everyday realities,” said Thornhill. “Forbes Tate’s reputation, particularly in the health care industry, is renowned in D.C. and across the country. This is a unique opportunity to further my passion for developing novel strategies for companies looking to advance their positions in the industry. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to join such a deep bench of professionals, many of whom I’ve worked and collaborated with before.” 

“Barrett’s expertise working with CMS and the FDA in developing strategies for products in the chronic disease and therapeutics space makes him an invaluable contributor to our clients’ objectives. We couldn’t be happier Barrett is joining the team,” said Founding Partner Dan Tate.

Prior to joining FTP, Barrett held a number of senior positions in Washington-based firms, including as a founding Partner of the East End Group, LLC, counseling leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers on federal legislation and coverage and reimbursement issues. He also served as a Health Policy Specialist at Foley Hoag, LLP, and as Director of Federal Government Relations for the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Thornhill holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. 

About Forbes Tate Partners:

Forbes Tate Partners is a bipartisan, integrated full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in government relations, communications, grassroots advocacy and third-party coordination, coalition management, and business development. The firm develops and implements strategies and campaigns related to tax, health care, financial services, trade, energy, telecommunications, appropriations, outdoor recreation and natural resource management, and agriculture. Longtime strategists Jeff Forbes and Dan Tate, Jr. founded the firm in 2012.