WASHINGTON, DC (February 12, 2018) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Daris Meeks has rejoined the firm's Legislative and Government Affairs Practice in Washington, DC. Mr. Meeks recently served in the White House as Director of Domestic Policy for Vice President Mike Pence.
Mr. Meeks, who is known for his integrity as well as his thorough understanding of domestic policy and the lawmaking process, initially joined Venable in 2014. A veteran of Capitol Hill, he previously served as the principal policy advisor and counsel to Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) during his tenures as chairman of the House Republican Conference and vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and during the congressman's time as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel. He also served as policy director and counsel to then Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) during his tenure as chairman of the House Republican Conference, prior to his election as governor of Indiana.
"Current and former Venable attorneys, like Daris, have a long history of dedicating themselves to public service when called upon," said former U.S. Senator Mark L. Pryor, head of Venable's Legislative and Government Affairs Practice. "We are thrilled that he has decided to return to private practice, and we look forward to reintegrating him back into the team."
Venable's bipartisan Legislative and Government Affairs Practice is one of the most highly regarded in Washington, DC, and is ranked by Legal Times/Influence as one of the Top 15 Legislative and Government Affairs law firm practices in Washington. The team, which is led by former Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), consists of more than 20 registered lobbyists and also include former U.S. Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI) and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation James Burnley. Other members of the team also came to the firm from distinguished careers in federal and state government, holding key positions at the agencies and the White House. The attorneys and senior policy advisors have an extensive network of active contacts from both major political parties on Capitol Hill. They also maintain strong relationships with governors, state attorneys general, and other high-level government contacts in all 50 states.
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