Bipartisan. Integrated. Experienced.

Success for our clients comes from our team’s commitment to hard work, our ability to be nimble, and our extensive collective network and experience.

Our team has a history of working with government officials, C-Suite executives from Fortune 100 companies, and leaders to some of America’s most dynamic organizations, often fostering the development of new and sometimes non-traditional partnerships. Our knowledge of the complex anatomy of government decision-making processes opens doors to our clients across the nation’s capital and around the country. We have developed and continue to maintain productive working relationships with local, state, national, and international policymakers that allow us to provide successful, integrated solutions for our clients.

The FTP Team

In the fluid and complex policymaking environment that characterizes Washington, DC today, Forbes Tate Partners offers solid, well-informed strategies that our clients use to develop and achieve their goals.

We rely on years of service on and off Capitol Hill, in federal agencies, and in the White House. We have longstanding statehouse affiliations and industry and non-governmental organization relationships. Our firm has professional roots that encompass significant first-hand expertise in appropriations, health care, infrastructure, tax, trade, telecommunications, environmental and energy industry regulation. We rely on this experience and trusted corporate and NGO relationships to create winning strategies with key decision-makers for our clients.

Deliberate yet adaptable, established yet innovative, our highly experienced professionals have the capability to advance the interests of our clients across a broad range of issue areas in a bipartisan fashion. Forbes Tate Partners is unique among government affairs firms in that clients have access to and support from our entire team at any given time.

Our Story


Forbes Tate Partners grew out of the desire of former colleagues – each with their own successful government relations firm – to get the band back together, so to speak.

And that friendship and desire to work together is at the core of Forbes Tate Partners.

Since joining forces, Jeff Forbes and Dan Tate, Jr. have built a highly skilled team of professionals whose collective expertise – inside and outside the Beltway – and strategic chops make FTP one of the premier government relations and public affairs firms based in Washington. While other firms may also have deep experience, what sets FTP apart is our culture.

Like Jeff and Dan, many members of the FTP team have a history of working together – whether on Capitol Hill, in the White House, on political campaigns, or in state and federal government. This familiarity and camaraderie makes FTP feel like an extended family. Not only do we know how to work well together – we enjoy it and that team mentality produces results for our clients.

We think our culture and personality as a firm is a rarity in Washington, and we invite you to learn more about FTP.

Guiding Principles

We take our work and our relationships – with our clients and each other – seriously. These are the principles that guide our work:


We work closely with our clients and our entire team to create innovative solutions, overcome challenges, and increase effectiveness.


We are strategic and tailor our approach to the specific needs of our client. One size does not fit all.


We are fiercely loyal and committed to our clients and their causes – and we’re always up for a challenge.


We don’t just get stuff done – we move the needle and add value. We are resourceful and deliver for our clients.


We are curious by nature and constantly learning. Change is a constant in Washington, DC and we pride ourselves on being adaptable.