David W. Davis, Senior Associate
Senior Associate. David Davis joined the firm in January 2013, bringing 14 years of experience in the United States Senate. He previously served in a number of senior-level positions including Senior Advisor on the Senate Commerce Committee, Chief of Staff for the Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, and Legislative Director and Chief of Staff in the Office of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). Davis earned a reputation in Washington and Texas as a go-to staffer in his role preparing Texas for both the 1995 and 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) rounds. Working closely with local, state and federal officials, he was chief architect of Senator Hutchison’s successful strategy to significantly increase the military value of Texas installations and to best position them to obtain new missions and personnel in advance of the 2005 BRAC. He also played a key role in assisting communities to obtain a wide range of federal assistance in order to quickly rebuild and revitalize installations closed by BRAC.
Prior to his Senate service, Davis was a career U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer and a Foreign Area Officer specializing in Korea and Northeast Asia. A graduate of the Korean Army College, he served seven years in Korea. From 2004 – 2009, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary for ChoicePoint, Inc, formerly the nation’s leading information, analytics and risk management company located in Alpharetta, Georgia. When Reid Elsevier acquired the company at a premium, Davis returned to Washington as a Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Hutchison. Davis is a graduate of Mercer University in Atlanta and Catholic University in Washington, DC.