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BRADLEY RIFKIN

Co-chair of Government Relations Division, Partner
Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL)

When Bradley Rifkin became a lawyer at Rifkin Weiner Livingston in 2013, he set out to make a name for himself and become more than “just the son of the managing partner.” Being listed as a “Session Winner” by Maryland Matters in 2019 provided that assurance.

“This, however trivial it might seem, was validation for me that I have established my own name for myself in the industry –– and among my peers,” said Rifkin.

A graduate of both Brown University and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Rifkin has attained significant accomplishments in his short, eight-year career as a lawyer. He led efforts to pass medical cannabis legislation that expanded ownership rights. He also spearheaded efforts to pass legislation that modernized alcoholic beverage laws for Maryland craft beer manufacturers, a feat providing them with leverage to negotiate buyouts with distributors.

“Representing these small businesses and changing the laws to help them –– in an incredibly entrenched alcohol industry in Maryland –– has been incredibly challenging but equally rewarding,” Rifkin said.

In addition to his legislative work, Rifkin is proud of his work accomplished during the pandemic, which included securing emergency funding for nonprofit clients and small businesses.

Since 2013, Rifkin has also served as president and board member at Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, which hosts college baseball players nationwide during the summer and partners with organizations to volunteer within local communities.

“I have had the privilege to work with dedicated volunteers who, like me, believe that baseball has a positive impact on the lives of those who play it, as well as the communities it’s played in,” he said.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's VIP List awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.