Ronald W. Lanton III, Esq., has over 25 years of experience focused on government affairs including activities on the municipal, state, and federal government levels with 15 years dedicated to the healthcare sector. Ron founded the healthcare government affairs and lobbying firm True North Political Solutions. Ron is now the Executive Director and head lobbyist at Frier Levitt Government Affairs, LLC and is also Senior Counsel at Frier Levitt.
Prior to True North, Ron created a government affairs department for wholesale-distributor H. D. Smith and served as the company’s exclusive lobbyist while also advocating for various healthcare customers including retail and specialty pharmacies, home infusion, long term care, institutional and Home Medical Equipment (HME).
Ron has also worked at Stateside Associates, a greater Washington D.C. area government affairs consulting firm where he handled healthcare, energy, commerce and transportation issues. He has also clerked for a federal magistrate and was appointed as a municipal commissioner on beautification and environmental issues. He frequently consults Wall Street firms on financial issues related to the healthcare sector.
Ron is a featured industry speaker on issues such as pharmaceutical safety and healthcare cost containment. He has authored numerous articles regarding pharmacy and healthcare law and is a regular contributor to Specialty Pharmacy Times. He is a 40 under 40 award recipient from the Springfield, Illinois Business Journal. He has been admitted to practice in New York, Illinois and the District of Columbia. He has a BA from Miami University and a JD from The Ohio State University. He is also the chair of the Biologics Committee for the New York Bar Association.