About Us


Riptide knows how to get the message across, who to send it to, and what to do to make sure that it gets heard. They are entirely reliable, and have the trust of both their clients and the media.

—David Cole, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Legal Affairs Correspondent, The Nation and regular contributor to the New York Review of Books

The Riptide staff did outstanding work securing press coverage – here and overseas – about our International Criminal Court filing designed to expose and prevent clergy sex crimes and cover ups. They are an incredibly savvy, hard-working group that quickly sees and seizes media opportunities.

—David Clohessy, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

If you want to ensure your issue gets the attention it deserves, influence public opinion on a matter of social justice or just raise the visibility of your organization or cause, then Riptide is the way to go.

—Michael Ratner, President Emeritus, Center for Constitutional Rights

Call Riptide with a story by noon and you’ll be on the news by 6:00. Put simply, they’re the best in the business.

—Geri Barish, President, 1 in 9: Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition

The combination of Riptide’s ability to understand and communicate the essence of our work, and their top-notch skills make working with them not only a great pleasure but also extremely productive.

—Leslie Cagan, Former National Coordinator, United for Peace and Justice

Riptide made the media and the public realize that human rights stories are, in fact, news. Their ability to raise the voices of the silenced from as far away as Asia and the Amazon was extraordinary. Working with Riptide is a gift.

—Katie Redford, Executive Director, EarthRights International

Without Riptide’s dedicated, informed and inspired advocacy of our case, our story would never have become so visible and meaningful. I cannot imagine who else could have done for us, and for the memory of my brother, what Riptide has done.

—Dolly Filártiga, Plaintiff in the landmark case, Filártiga v. Pena-Irala

Riptide Communications has been at forefront of my quest for justice. They have been instrumental in helping my CCR lawyers and me reach out to the American people through their extensive network of media contacts.

—Maher Arar, Human Rights Activist

…Passionate…Positive…Personal…Powerful…Persistent…Professional…Purposeful – We are eternally grateful for your guidance and support in helping us to save the life of David Ronald Chandler.

—Michelle Chandler, sister-in-law of former death row inmate David Ronald Chandler