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RWL Partner Patrick H. Roddy to Retire

RWL Partner Patrick H. Roddy to Retire


(Annapolis, Maryland – April 8, 2021).  Today Patrick Roddy announced his retirement from RWL, effective April 16, 2021.

A member of the firm’s Government Relations Division, Pat joined the firm as a partner in October 2003 after working for over 20 years in Baltimore County as its Director of Legislative Affairs Liaison and an Assistant County Attorney.  Prior to working for Baltimore County, Pat worked as part of Governor William Donald Schaefer’s legislative staff.  Alan Rifkin and Pat first worked together when Alan was Chief of Staff to then Senate President Melvin A. (Mickey) Steinberg.  Later Pat joined Governor William Donald Schaefer’s legislative staff, working with Alan who was Governor Schaefer’s first Chief Legislative Officer.

In retirement, Pat and his wife Valerie plan to travel and spend more time with their daughters’ families, their bikes and their books.

“I had the pleasure of working with Pat in Governor Schaefer’s and Lt. Governor Steinberg’s office.  I knew immediately that Pat was an extraordinary lawyer and public policy expert,” said Alan M. Rifkin, managing partner.  “I recognized then that if I ever had the chance to work with him againI would.  Fortunately, a few years later Pat agreed to join the firm.  The rest is good history and we thank Pat for all of his contributions to the firm and its clients.”

“Pat has been widely recognized as one of the hardest working and most passionate lobbyists in Annapolis, a consummate Team Player, and always willing to help others,” said Mike Johansen, the firm’s administrative partner.  “His legacy of achievements will resonate in the State for many years.”

“Deciding to accept an offer to work at RWL was one of the best decisions of my life.  I have enjoyed my time at RWL and consider everyone there as family,” said Pat Roddy.  “I was able work on interesting and challenging matters and appreciate the opportunities given to me.  It was the highlight of my professional career as an attorney.  I will always look back at this chapter with fondness for my colleagues and the impact we made on public policy in Maryland.”

RWL is a full-service law firm with offices located in Annapolis, Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland.  RWL is also a member of SCG Legal, a global network of law firms.  For more information we can be reached at (410) 269-5066, online at https://www.rwllaw.com/ and on Facebook, LinkedIn.

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