Raul R. Tapia

Raul Tapia is a Partner in the firm where he focuses mainly on coordinating client issue management with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Conference.  Raul has worked mainly in the area of broadcasting, telecommunications, municipal services, health care and public affairs.

In addition to his work with the firm, Raul is also the founder and former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Communications Corporation, a Fox Network affiliated television station serving San Antonio, Texas.  Raul was also a founder, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMO Broadcasting Company, which was owned and operated as the licensee of KIVA-FM, Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM.

Raul served for five years as one of nine members of the Board of Directors of Denny’s Corporation where he was a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.  During this period Fortune magazine, in its annual review of the top 1200 companies in the United States, selected Denny’s as among its “America’s 50 Best Companies for Minorities.”

From 1981 until 1992, Raul was a founding partner in the law firm of Tapia & Buffington, and prior to that with the law firm of Doub, Purcell, Muntzing & Hansen.  Raul’s law practice focused mainly on corporate, legislative and administrative law matters.

From 1979 to 1981 Raul served in the White House for President Jimmy Carter as Deputy Assistant to the President for Hispanic Affairs.

Raul served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Edmund W. Burke, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska from 1976 to 1977.  Raul is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, the State of California, the US Supreme Court and various subsidiary federal courts.

Raul received his JD from the Harvard Law School and a Masters in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University.  Raul received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1972 from California State University at Fullerton.

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