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    Peter D. Rich Mitchell Feuer John Anderson Rachel Goldberg Alex Teel

    Peter D. Rich
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    Peter D. Rich is a founding principal of Rich Feuer Anderson.

    Prior to starting Rich Feuer Anderson, Mr. Rich spent eight years at Reuters America and Instinet Corporation (an electronic agency broker and Reuters subsidiary). Mr. Rich opened the Washington Government Affairs Office for Reuters/Instinet and led the team that served as the company's primary representative before the U.S. Congress and the relevant regulatory and executive branch agencies, including the SEC, CFTC, U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Trade Representative. On behalf of Instinet, Mr. Rich also worked with the company's key regulators in Europe (UK Financial Services Authority, European Commission, CESR) and Hong Kong. Mr. Rich was a Senior Vice President at Reuters America and Instinet and a member of Instinet's management committee.

    Prior to joining Reuters and Instinet, Mr. Rich served as the financial services counsel to the Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Prior to his government service, Mr. Rich was a transactions attorney in the Washington, DC office of Sidley & Austin. Mr. Rich received an A.B. with high distinction from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

    Mitchell Feuer
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    Mitchell Feuer is a founding principal of Rich Feuer Anderson. He has twice been named a "Top Lobbyist" by The Hill newspaper.

    Prior to starting Rich Feuer Anderson, Mr. Feuer was Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, in the Washington, DC office of Reuters America Inc. and Instinet. Mr. Feuer helped set Reuters' legislative and regulatory strategy in the U.S., including identifying legislative and regulatory issues of interest and advocating the company's views. He focused on electronic trading of securities and other financial products, the consolidation and dissemination of market information, trade issues, tax issues, intellectual property, and electronic commerce. Prior to his government service, Mr. Feuer was a securities litigation attorney in the Washington, DC office of Debevoise & Plimpton.

    From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Feuer was Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee. He served as chief adviser to Democratic Senators on securities issues and drafted and negotiated major pieces of financial services legislation, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. He formulated and organized Committee hearings, drafted letters to Federal financial regulators, and wrote speeches, among other duties.

    In 1997 and 1998, Mr. Feuer taught Securities Regulation as an adjunct at American University's Washington College of Law. He developed a curriculum on the legal and policy background and development of the Federal securities laws.

    Mr. Feuer received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University and a J.D. from New York University Law School.

    John Anderson
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    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Anderson was Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Public Policy Americas division. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing external advocacy and working with Congress and federal financial regulators on legislative and regulatory matters impacting the bank and its clients. Mr. Anderson helped formulate Credit Suisse's government affairs strategy and managed the firm's Dodd-Frank implementation plan.

    Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Anderson was a Managing Director of government affairs at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He also served as Vice President of the Securities Industry Association, which merged with the Bond Market Association in 2006 to form SIFMA. In 2003, Mr. Anderson was named Head of Government Affairs for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and opened the organization's first Washington, DC based office.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Anderson was a senior policy advisor to U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), a senior member serving on the Senate Banking, Budget and Finance Committees. He acted as staff liaison to the Senate Banking Committee and was Senator Crapo's top advisor for budget, energy, tax, transportation and trade issues. Among other issues, he worked on major financial services legislation, regulatory policy matters, and nominations.

    Mr. Anderson also worked in the House of Representatives for the Honorable Jack Metcalf (R-WA), and began his career on Capitol Hill working for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

    Mr. Anderson serves as a board member on the American Enterprise Institute's DC Enterprise Club. He is also a member of the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC. Mr. Anderson is a regular speaker on topics relating to Dodd-Frank regulations, derivatives and market structure issues. Mr. Anderson received his M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University's School of Public Policy and an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Georgia. He also studied language at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

    Rachel Goldberg
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    Rachel Goldberg brings a broad cross-section of public policy, commercial and strategic communications expertise in the financial services and energy industries to Rich Feuer Anderson. She joined the firm in September 2012, after having spent several years in Goldman Sachs’ Washington D.C. and New York offices. 

    Most recently in Goldman Sachs' Environmental Markets Group in New York, Ms. Goldberg counseled internal business divisions and senior firm leadership on emerging environmental and energy industry trends, informing and contributing to the business selection and risk management processes. In this vein, she worked to manage transaction and reputational risk by developing due diligence criteria and advised firm leadership on deals with potentially adverse reputational, environmental and social impacts. While her purview spanned all environmentally sensitive industries, she served as an in-house technical expert for the unconventional oil and gas sector and the hydraulic fracturing extraction technique, for which she authored the firm’s due diligence guidelines and established environmental standards for principal transactions. Ms. Goldberg served as an advisor to internal business groups and firm clients on key global and regional energy policy developments, and further, worked on policy-driven strategic commercial opportunities in the energy sector. She additionally managed several cross-industry partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, academic institutions and other important stakeholders in the energy space, focused on identifying and scaling market solutions to environmental challenges.  

    Prior to her time in New York, Ms. Goldberg worked in Goldman Sachs' Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C., playing an integral role in the development of the firm' advocacy strategy and rapid response efforts related to the Dodd-Frank Act and other key legislative proceedings. She worked with administration officials, Members of Congress, Congressional Committees and regulators on myriad issues, including financial regulatory reform, OTC derivatives, and state and federal energy tax incentive and loan programs. Ms. Goldberg regularly counseled senior firm leadership and firm clients on financial regulatory reform developments and prepared executives for appearances at Congressional and Commission hearings during the financial crisis and subsequent investigations.

    Earlier in her career, Ms. Goldberg worked at Prism Public Affairs, focusing on strategic, crisis and public policy communications and worked to advance clients’ legislative strategies through targeted, multi-stage communications campaigns. While at Prism, she managed a financial services industry-wide coalition focused on educating policymakers and media on the role of OTC derivatives in financial markets in conjunction with the passage of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). She has also worked on several housing-related initiatives, including principal mortgage modification and VA and FHA loan programs. 

    Ms. Goldberg began her career at the government relations firm Lesher & Russell where she worked with a broad range of clients in the food and agriculture industry on issues related to the Farm Bill and commodities markets.   

    She received a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University.

    Alex Teel
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    Alex Teel brings to Rich Feuer Anderson diverse policy and legislative experience from his service as the Designee for Chairman Emeritus Spencer Bachus (R-AL) to the House Committee on Financial Services and as a Professional Staff Member on the Committee.

    In his capacity as Designee, Mr. Teel managed the activities of Chairman Emeritus Bachus before the Financial Services Committee, including the development of legislation and participation in Committee proceedings. He provided counsel on a wide range of policy and regulatory proposals affecting all aspects of financial markets and institutions.

    As a Professional Staff Member serving both the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee and the International Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, Mr. Teel worked on a range of issues affecting domestic and international financial institutions. His portfolio included the Federal Reserve, international financial institutions, money laundering, cybercrime, emerging payments, the Export-Import Bank and other trade agencies, the Defense Production Act, and coins and currency. He helped steward the passage of the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization of 2012, capital increases for several multilateral development banks, and staffed the Speaker’s Cyber Security Task Force on behalf of the Financial Services Committee.

    In addition, Mr. Teel served as the Financial Services Legislative Assistant for Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R- SC), providing strategic counsel on financial markets, cyber security, intelligence, transportation, science and technology and economic policy.

    Mr. Teel received a B.A. in Finance and a M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Alabama.