Daris D. Meeks

Meeks Daris

Daris Meeks advises clients on complex issues impacting numerous industries. 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, he 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. He also served as policy director and counsel to Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) during his tenure as chairman of the House Republican Conference and prior to his election as governor of Indiana. 

As a congressional staffer for a member of the House Republicans' leadership team, Daris was actively involved in the legislative process and provided strategic advice to two House Republican Conference chairmen. 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 of policy materials and their distribution to Republican House members and staff. 

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. 

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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




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

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia