Edward Tobin

Edward Tobin
Vice President of Strategy, Policy, and Government Affairs

Mr. Tobin is an attorney and public policy strategist with deep experience helping companies, organizations, and political candidates navigate the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of business, public policy, and politics, and providing strategic counsel to business and political leaders. Mr. Tobin was a partner at WilmerHale, an international law firm in Washington, DC, and Boston, MA, where he served as vice chair of the public policy and strategy practice. He was the Deputy General Counsel and Senior Director for Government Affairs at Microsoft, where he helped navigate Microsoft and its senior leaders, including then-CEO Bill Gates, through ongoing federal and state antitrust prosecutions and associated congressional oversight. He also held a senior role leading government affairs and community relations at US West in Denver, CO.

Mr. Tobin served as the Executive Director of the Republican Governors Association in Washington, DC, and on the senior staff of Massachusetts Governor William Weld, including as Chief Secretary. Additionally, he was President of Tobin Strategies, LLC, which provided strategic counsel to clients regarding public policy and regulatory challenges, business development opportunities with government agencies, and crisis management expertise for companies and organizations facing problems or pursuing opportunities carrying significant legal, political, and reputational risk.

Mr. Tobin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He also completed Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.