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Manchester, NH 03101
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Rich Sigel

Senior Advisor GPS Group

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Rich Sigel served as Chief of Staff for Governor John Lynch from 2005 through 2012. As Chief of Staff, Rich served as the senior policy, strategic and political advisor to the Governor, as well as lead manager for all functions of the Governor’s office, including executive branch oversight and legislative liaison. This experience has given Rich a broad perspective on the challenges businesses and organizations face when trying to navigate complex issues through state government or in the arena of public policy, communications and politics.

Rich also served as Chief of Staff to Governor Jeanne Shaheen from 1996 to 2002.

Over 14 years, Rich has been involved with major public policy and legislative initiatives, including public safety, economic development, tax policy, health care and Medicaid, education, energy and the environment, emergency management, and the state retirement system. He has worked on a broad range of management initiatives, including development of the state budget, contracting and the appointment process.

Rich has been actively involved in the political arena, directly managing or supervising campaign operations for John Lynch and Jeanne Shaheen. He has advised numerous other state wide and national campaigns, and has been recognized as one of New Hampshire’s top political and strategic advisors.

Rich's previous legal practice focused on litigation and representing large financial firms in federal regulatory matters.



Rich received his J.D. from George Washington University (1992) and B.A. from Tufts University (1985).

Areas of Focus

  • Government Relations







Rich has been named by Business New Hampshire Magazine as one of New Hampshire's Most Powerful People, and was also named to their "Influencers List".


  • Children's Public Health Fund, Board of Directors
  • St. Anselm College, Chair of the Ethics and Governance Advisory Board
  • New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library, Member, Advisory Board
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Derryfield School
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Child Health Services

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Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.

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Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.