Rick Dearborn
Rick Dearborn

Rick Dearborn, who served as deputy chief of staff for Donald Trump, has signed on to represent Meta Platforms, the former Facebook, for antitrust and competition matters.

He had served as executive director of the Trump transition team, responsible for oversight and management of the 600-plus organization.

Dearborn joined the White House in 2017 and held the deputy chief of staff for less than a year.

Earlier, he worked in George W. Bush’s energy department as assistant secretary for Congressioinal and intergovernmental affairs, and was chief of staff to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions.

Dearborn represents Meta as a partner at Mindset, which changed its name from the Cypress Group in 2020.

He’s joined by Brant Imperatore, who was senior counsel at the House Financial Services committee, on the Meta business.

Mindset works for clients such as Citibank, Amazon Web Services, Goldman Sachs, Prudential and Verizon.