Eric Hauser Director of External Affairs

Eric Hauser is the Director of External Affairs at Gilbert LLP. He a highly regarded strategic leader and executive manager with 25 years delivering results in communications, advocacy, politics and business.

Hauser has been both a successful innovator and high-level manager throughout his career. He has devised hundreds of communications strategies, steered complex organizations through difficult changes, and trained and nurtured countless young professionals.

His role at Gilbert LLP is to communicate the firm’s mission and expertise to its many audiences. Hauser oversees Gilbert’s marketing, publications, social media, and public relations. He engineered the 2018 creation of Gilbert’s innovative website,, and is developing a host of new strategies to communicate Gilbert’s leadership and savvy in complex dispute resolution.

Hauser brings a wide range of experience to Gilbert, having served as a communications director on Capitol Hill and in presidential campaigns, the Strategic Advisor for the AFL-CIO, and as President of The Hauser Group. He is highly skilled in evaluating landscapes and plotting courses of action that help leaders and organizations achieve their goals.

Hauser received a B.A. in philosophy and political science from Kenyon College.