David Ransom focuses his practice on regulatory and government affairs, representing clients before the US Congress and federal regulatory agencies on a wide range of matters, including tax, health care, energy and environmental issues. David has successfully helped clients navigate the legislative and regulatory process for more than a decade. He also has extensive experience representing clients in high-profile Congressional inquiries before House and Senate investigatory committees.
David previously served as a senior advisor to U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), where he advised Leader Hoyer for nearly 10 years on communications, policy, political and legislative strategy. In that capacity, David’s primary responsibilities included ensuring coordination between Rep. Hoyer’s policy and communications operations, as well as drafting statements and speeches on all issues and producing advocacy materials for Members of the Democratic Caucus.
During his years on Capitol Hill, David acquired an extensive knowledge of Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and the legislative process, and counseled Congressman Hoyer during key leadership races. Prior to working for Majority Leader Hoyer, David worked in the public affairs department of a very politically active legal trade association, where he assisted in the development and execution of its communications and lobbying strategies.
Prior to law school, David was an award-winning newspaper reporter. While in law school, he was an associate editor of the William Mitchell Law Review.
David also clerked for the US Attorney’s Office in Orlando, Florida, and a state prosecutor’s office in Minnesota.
David is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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