Government Experience

  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Domestic Policy, Vice President Mike Pence
  • Policy Director and Legislative Counsel, House Republican Conference, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
  • Policy Director and Legislative Counsel, House Republican Conference, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)
  • Legislative Counsel, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
  • Counsel to the Chairman, Federal Housing Finance Board (Schedule C Presidential Appointment)
  • Counsel, U.S. Senate, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Regent University School of Law, 2000
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1993
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Daris D. Meeks

Partner

Daris Meeks is a partner in the Legislative and Government Affairs Practice. He advises clients on complex issues impacting numerous industries, including aerospace, defense, and financial services.

Daris is recognized for his knowledge of policy and his thorough understanding of the lawmaking and regulatory processes. He most recently served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and director of domestic policy for Vice President Mike Pence. In that capacity, Daris was the vice president’s top domestic policy advisor and managed the vice president's domestic policy team, including the National Space Council.

In Congress, Daris 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. Daris also served as policy director and counsel to Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) during his tenure as chairman of the House Republican Conference, prior to his election as governor of Indiana. Prior to the House Republican Conference, Daris served as counsel to Rep. Hensarling during the congressman’s time as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel.

Daris has significant experience with housing finance policy, having been appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as counsel to the chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board. In addition, he began his government service as committee counsel on the Senate Banking Committee, where he assisted the committee’s ranking member, Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX), on issues ranging from the Fair Credit Reporting Act to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

During his time at the Federal Housing Finance Board, the agency entered into its first two supervisory enforcement agreements—one with the Federal Loan Bank of Seattle and the other with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. In addition to advising the chairman on regulatory matters, Daris also served as the agency’s congressional liaison and interacted with relevant White House offices. As a congressional staffer for a member of the House Republican's leadership team, he was actively involved in the legislative process and provided strategic advice to two House Republican Conference chairmen, Rep. Mike Pence and Rep. Jeb Hensarling. Daris attended weekly House Republican Conference meetings with members and daily planning sessions with the Speaker of the House, Majority Leader, Majority Whip, and Conference Chairman. Daris also led the House Republican Conference’s policy team, overseeing the writing and distribution of policy materials to Republican House Members and staff.