Thom Weidlich

Thom Weidlich is a Managing Director of PRCG | Haggerty specializing in litigation communications, crisis management and media-relations strategy. He joined the firm from Sitrick & Company, a nationally known crisis and bankruptcy communications firm. Prior to this, Thom was a longtime reporter for Bloomberg News, where he covered the trials of Enron’s Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling and of media mogul Conrad Black. He also covered bankruptcy, securities cases, structured-finance litigation, and the federal courthouses in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

A journalist for more than 20 years, Mr. Weidlich previously had been a reporter at The National Law Journal, where his beats included law firms and employment law; PRWeek magazine, which covers the public-relations industry; and Direct, a direct-marketing publication. He also had been a freelance journalist, writing for The New York TimesABA Journal and other media outlets. Mr. Weidlich holds a M.A. in History from Columbia University and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The New School in New York. He was a 2010 fellow in the Journalist Law School program at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. In 2001, he won the Bertrand Russell Society book award for his book on the British philosopher, published the previous year.

Thom can be reached at tweidlich@prcg.com.

 

Eric Rose

Eric Rose, a partner based in Los Angeles, has more than two decades of experience in crisis communications,  public affairs and government relations consultant. He has worked across the United States, as well as for international clients. Eric has provided communications counsel to a broad range of services to corporations and organizations in areas that include reputation management, crisis communications, litigation communications, issues advertising and media training. Eric has experience in all major industries and has a specialty practice serving as an expert witness in court cases involving reputation management, crisis communications and defamation matters.

Most recently, Eric has been involved in managing employment-related issues, including some of the most high-profile sexual harassment and misconduct cases involving high-profile executives in the entertainment community.

Eric has extensive experience in communications strategy, crisis communications, and media relations for a variety of clients, with exceptional strength in interacting with the highest-level investigative reporters. He has served as a counselor to numerous Fortune 500 companies, trade unions and other organizations, interacting with senior leadership and advising them on corporate issues management, executive exposure, and media relations. Eric has worked for both political and public sector clients in industries including law enforcement, healthcare, energy, transportation, consumer goods, hospitality and leisure, and environmental management.

Eric comments regularly on communications issues and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California as well as to groups of public relations professionals.

Eric can be reach at erose@prcg.com.

 

Andréa Garcia

Andréa is a Senior Media Relations Specialist at PRCG | Haggerty with a specific focus on client counsel, messaging and media placement — helping create tomorrow’s news in ways that align with PRCG clients and their goals. Prior to PRCG, she was an Account Executive at a boutique public relations and communications firm in Newark, New Jersey, where she managed client accounts and rebranding strategy. Andréa’s diverse communications client portfolio entails: healthcare, nonprofits, legal, insurance, arts, education, religious entities, manufacturing, environmental, military and defense contracting. In 2012, Andréa’s team was named a Platinum Winner in the MarCom Awards for its media campaign supporting a charity 5k race for a nonprofit client.

Before entering the PR field, Andréa freelanced as a reporter for the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. in mass communications with a concentration in journalism and a minor in advertising from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. She also studied international relations in Athens, Greece from the Hellenic American University.

Contact Andrea at agarcia@prcg.com

 

Isaac Benjamin

Isaac Benjamin is an Account Executive at PRCG | Haggerty. Isaac has a passion for message development and rebranding strategy. He came to PRCG from the American Society for Yad Vashem, where he managed communication efforts across traditional and digital platforms. He has previously developed creative messaging campaigns for advocacy groups and startups.

Isaac holds a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies, and Political Science from Rutgers University. As an Undergraduate Associate of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Isaac interned on Congressman Joe Kennedy III’s first congressional campaign. He also spent a year volunteering abroad in Israel.

Contact Isaac via email at ibenjamin@prcg.com.

 

James Bartholomew

James Bartholomew is an Account Coordinator and Legal Intern based in PRCG | Haggerty’s Washington, DC office. James has a speciality in international issues and is currently a law student at George Washington University School of Law.  He has also worked on research, media relations, media monitoring and crisis communications matters for PRCG.

An Eagle Scout, James holds a B.A. with a dual major in History and Politics, Philosophy, & Law from Binghamton University.

Contact Isaac via email at ibenjamin@prcg.com.

 

Bruce Berman 

Bruce Berman has been a PRCG | Haggerty Senior Consultant since 1999. Over the past thirty years, Bruce has implemented marketing, investor relations, and public relations programs on behalf of more than 200 businesses and partnerships, and is a leading national authority on the monetization of intellectual property assets. Representative clients include technology and healthcare companies, merger and acquisition targets, corporate departments and divisions, investment bankers and partnerships, owners of patents and patents portfolios, brands and other IP, and law firms and practices.

Prior to his current work, Bruce served as Vice President – Financial Relations at Ruder & Finn, one of the oldest and largest public relations consultancies. Previously, he was Vice President at Rubenstein, Wolfson & Company (now a part of WeberShandwick PLC) focusing on professional services and investment banking clients.

Bruce’s articles have appeared in numerous periodicals, including The Internet Letter, The National Law Journal, The New York Times, Managing Intellectual Property, BuySide and EuroBusiness. He has additionally been quoted on technology and IP-related issues in media outlets such as Buyouts, Reuters, Asset Sales Report, BondWeek, Crain’s New York Business, EE Times, The New York Times and PR Week. He is both editor and contributing author of Hidden Value: Profiting from the Intellectual Property Economy (Euromoney Institutional Investor, 1998), and From Ideas to Assets: Investing Wisely in Intellectual Property , published in early 2002. Bruce is co-chair of the IP Marketing Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (L.E.S.) and is on the editorial advisory board of Patent Strategy & Management. Recently, he provided expert witness testimony in a litigation action involving the misuse of marketing resources.