Gibson Dunn Adds Public Policy Of Counsel in Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Daniel P. Smith has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as an of counsel.  Smith serves as a member of the firm’s Public Policy and Congressional Investigations Practice Groups.

Smith’s practice focuses on advancing clients’ interests before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch, including providing a range of public policy services to clients such as strategic counseling, advocacy, coalition building, political intelligence gathering, substantive policy expertise, legislative drafting, and message development.

“Danny brings almost a decade of Senate experience and expertise that will greatly benefit our clients,” said Roscoe Jones Jr., Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Public Policy Practice Group.  “He is a tremendous talent who knows his way around Capitol Hill.  He will be a valuable contributor to our Public Policy Practice Group and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Prior to joining the firm, Smith worked for U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker for nearly a decade, starting as a Legislative Correspondent and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Counsel, Counsel, and Chief Counsel.  As Senator Booker’s Chief Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, Smith managed and directed Senator Booker’s work before the Committee and provided strategic and political advice to the Senator on a range of policy issues, including antitrust, civil rights, criminal justice, homeland security, intellectual property, national security, nominations to the Executive and Judicial Branches, privacy, and technology.

Smith received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  Smith is currently only admitted to the practice of law in Illinois; in D.C. he is presently practicing under the supervision of members of the District of Columbia Bar under D.C. App. R. 49.