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Nathanson, Paul
Paul Nathanson
Senior Principal
P: +1.202.828.1714
F: +1.202.857.4844

Anya Ross


Paul Nathanson is a Senior Principal at Bracewell with more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications.  His focus is on reputation management, message development and implementation, public policy analysis, media relations and strategic counseling services for a range of U.S. and international clients.  He helps clients formulate their arguments in persuasive ways and ensures that their views are heard and understood by target audiences, including Members of Congress, policymakers, the news media and the public.  Working closely with the firm’s government affairs team, he has organized comprehensive public affairs and public policy programs in the U.S. on issues including international trade, manufacturing, product safety, education, healthcare, energy, environment, intellectual property rights and monetary policy.

Mr. Nathanson joined Bracewell LLP after 15 years as a partner at an international public affairs firm where he managed its Washington, DC office and implemented strategic communications programs for corporations and trade associations, foreign governments and international donor agencies. He has more than 20 years of experience managing donor-funded privatization and economic reform programs overseas, and market entry and reputation management programs for private sector clients.

He began his career in the non-profit sector, where he served for seven years as a vice president at a think tank, managing democracy-building programs including election monitoring, technical assistance to legislatures and international conference management in Central America, Asia, the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Nathanson is co-President of Camp for All Kids, a non-profit organization that provides disadvantaged children with scholarships to attend private overnight camps during the summer.  More than 1,000 kids have received scholarships over the past 20 years.


M.A., George Washington University, 1987
B.A., Boston University, 1985


Member of the Executive Committee, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council

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