WASHINGTON, D.C.— Michael Schick has joined the Washington office of Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli as senior vice president. Schick previously served as director of communications at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, one of the leading civil justice reform groups in America. In his new role, Schick will provide strategic counsel to clients on public affairs, crisis management and other issues as part of the Porter Novelli public affairs practice.
“Michael has provided strategic counsel to some of the largest companies and trade associations in the world, and we are pleased he will continue in this role at GCPN,” said Carolyn Tieger, GCPN partner and head of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “His political and communications experience provide the perfect combination of skills for helping our clients with issue advocacy needs, especially in the areas of legal reform and healthcare.”
Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform in 2001, Schick was chief operating officer of Justice Fellowship, the public policy arm of Prison Fellowship Ministries. He also served as senior advisor to the international public affairs lobbying firm of Civic Service, and spent four years as deputy press secretary to U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC).
Porter Novelli integrated its various public affairs practices earlier this year, combining Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli, Porter Novelli Washington and Porter Novelli California. The firm’s Washington client roster includes such major companies and trade associations as Hewlett-Packard, Shell, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Asbestos Alliance, the Chlorine Chemistry Council, The Business Roundtable and the American Forest and Paper Association.