He represents clients before the Minnesota Legislature, state and federal agencies, and local units of government in matters including:
- Taxation and local government incentives
- Health care
Dave works with trade and professional associations, governmental entities, financial services providers, corporations, pension funds and others. He advises clients on government contracting and compliance, licensing, open meeting, and data practices issues. Dave also counsels clients on state and federal campaign finance law and the regulation of political activity.
Before joining Faegre Drinker, Dave led the government affairs practice at another Minneapolis law firm. From 1997 to 2002, he served in the Minnesota Senate where he focused on transportation, energy and economic development issues.
Minnesota State Senate
- Senator, 1997-2002
- Majority Whip, 2001-02
- Electric Deregulation Subcommittee of Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee — Chair, 1997-2001
- Legislative Electric Energy Task Force — Chair
- NCAA Task Force — Chair
- Workforce Development Task Force — Chair