Douglas Dziak serves his clients as both an attorney and government relations and public policy advisor.
What do you focus on?
I worked in Washington for 15 years, including five as a Legislative Director, Chief Counsel and committee counsel. From working with a policy team to get legislation passed, I have gained an insider’s view of the legislative process, including what works and what doesn’t.
One of the most interesting responsibilities I had during my Senate service was advising the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. It was with a great sense of responsibility that we helped ensure the integrity of the U.S. Senate.
Through my public and private service as well as by working with various organizations, I maintain personal relationships that allow me to help clients anticipate and navigate some of Washington’s most complex legislative and regulatory issues.
In private practice, in addition to working with Congress, I have worked with various regulatory agencies to help clients avoid and solve problems. This includes interaction with the agencies and, as necessary, involving Congress to help guide the regulatory process.
What do you see on the horizon?
While much of the news is dominated by the stories of gridlock, it is still possible to find areas of common ground. Our work on the JOBS Act demonstrates that helping Congress and the administration find it is a key to success. When working with clients, we identify these short-term issues as well as look to the future to help guide policy on issues that affect our clients’ bottom line.