Dave Zook is an advisor to the private and public sectors on federal budgetary, legislative and regulatory matters. His practice focuses on public policy and funding initiatives in the health, higher education and research arenas. As chair of FaegreBD Consulting, Dave leads the development of the firm's interdisciplinary, sector-focused services. In addition, he serves as the office leader of Faegre Baker Daniels' Washington, D.C. office.
Dave has a two-decade record of client accomplishments with Congress and the Executive Branch. He has directed complex federal relations initiatives for private sector companies, trade and voluntary associations, hospitals, universities and local governments. Several of those projects have involved building and operating nationwide coalitions.
Dave's background includes serving as associate counsel to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee where he focused on energy research and nuclear defense matters across the National Labs. Dave also worked in legislative and communications positions for two members of Congress. Later, he served as a senior executive of a national health organization where he established a public policy group.Federal Positions
- U.S. House Committee on Appropriations
- U.S. Representative John T. Myers
- U.S. Representative Elwood Hillis
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention — Board of Directors
- Health Information Technology: Resources and Incentives Under the HITECH Act
Co-author with Regina Sharrow, Inside Indiana Business, May 12, 2009