Nicholas D. Choate

Policy Advisor
Choate Nicholas
Nick Choate is a veteran of Capitol Hill who brings years of experience to clients who are seeking to influence policy outcomes in Washington with the Democratic majority in the House and Senate. Before joining Venable, Nick served as the deputy legislative director for former U.S. senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). In this role, he coordinated telecommunications, appropriations, cybersecurity, and technology policy priorities on behalf of the senator and her work as a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Nick has extensive knowledge of the legislative process, having held several other positions with members of Congress, including legislative director, legislative assistant, and press secretary. Nick also served as the director of government relations for a bipartisan Washington, DC government relations firm. On behalf of clients, Nick was responsible for building relationships with members of Congress and their staffs and tracking legislation in the agriculture, alternative energy, water policy, immigration, trade, and mortgage reform industries.


Government Experience

  • Deputy Legislative Director, Office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
  • Legislative and Communications Assistant, Office of U.S. Congresswoman Karen McCarthy (D-MO)
  • Legislative Assistant / Press Secretary, Office of U.S. Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK)
  • Legislative Director, Office of U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI)
  • Legislative Director, Office of U.S. Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA)




  • B.A. Political Science and History University of Missouri 2004