Our Personnel

Patrick J. Raffaniello

As a principal in Raffaniello & Associates, Patrick J. “Pat” Raffaniello advocates in Washington on behalf of his clients’ legislative and regulatory matters.

Mr. Raffaniello primarily represents businesses before the tax-writing committees and the Congressional leadership. With over 25 years of experience serving corporations, trade associations, and other business enterprises, he maintains strong working relationships with key policymakers and is committed to effective, ethical advocacy.

Prior to founding Raffaniello & Associates, Mr. Raffaniello was a Director in the Federal Policy Group, a division of Clark & Wamberg LLP, where he provided legislative and lobbying support to a wide range of clients on tax and other important issues. Mr. Raffaniello was also a partner in the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP when that practice was acquired by the Federal Policy Group of Clark Consulting in February 2002.

Mr. Raffaniello has also served as a partner at Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, a Washington law firm specializing in government relations, international trade, antitrust, and Federal Trade Commission practices. There he served as counsel for numerous associations and corporations.

Mr. Raffaniello also served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Bill Brewster from 1991 to 1995. In this capacity, he also served as Tax Counsel on legislation before the Ways & Means Committee.

Previously, Mr. Raffaniello served as Director of Federal Affairs for the National Rifle Association. His advocacy experience also includes working as Manager of State Public Affairs for Unocal Oil Corporation, where he lobbied state governments on behalf of this Fortune 100 integrated oil company. He also served as Executive Director to the Southwest Energy Council, an association of nine energy-producing states lobbying on federal energy issues.

Mr. Raffaniello holds a Juris Doctorate from The Washington College of Law; a Bachelor of Arts from The American University, College of Public Affairs; and an Associate of Arts from The State University of New York. He served in the United States Army Military Police Corps from 1975 through 1978.


Timothy L. Hanford

 Timothy Hanford provides Raffaniello & Associates clients a broad range of services on legislative and regulatory matters, primarily involving the tax-writing Committees of Congress, the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service.  With more than two decades of Washington, DC experience working for the House Ways and Means Committee and for corporations, trade associations, and other business enterprises, Mr. Hanford draws on significant technical and practical expertise in developing legislative and regulatory proposals and advocating them before policymakers.

Prior to working with Raffaniello & Associates, Mr. Hanford was a Director in the Federal Policy Group, a division of Clark & Wamberg LLP, where he provided legislative and lobbying support to a broad range of clients on tax and other issues.  Mr. Hanford was also a Director in the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP when his federal legislative practice group was acquired in February 2002 by the Federal Policy Group (then part of Clark Consulting).

Prior to that, Mr. Hanford was Tax Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where he served for 14 years (until 2001). In this position, he advised Chairman Bill Archer and other Members of the House of Representatives in the development and analysis of federal tax legislation. He also coordinated tax policy and procedural initiatives with representatives of the Treasury Department and the IRS.

Key areas of Mr. Hanford’s expertise include corporate and business taxation; financial products; estate and gift taxation; tax accounting; alternative minimum tax; insurance company and product taxation; tax compliance and tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Hanford participated in the development of several major pieces of enacted legislation, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2, the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, and the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

Prior to coming to Washington, Mr. Hanford, a native of San Francisco, spent seven years as an attorney at the firm of Cooley, Godward, Castro, Huddleson & Tatum. He is a member of the bar in both California (where he served as an advisor to the State Bar Tax Section Executive Committee from 1988 to 2001) and the District of Columbia, and has spoken on a wide variety of tax topics.

Mr. Hanford holds a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics from Stanford University.


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