McDermott Will & Emery LLP
David Ransom focuses his practice on regulatory and government affairs, representing clients before the US Congress and federal regulatory agencies on a wide range of matters, including tax, energy, health care and environmental issues. He also has extensive experience representing clients in congressional investigations.
David previously served as a senior advisor to former US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (the current House Democratic Whip), where he advised Rep. Hoyer on communications, policy, political and legislative strategy. In that capacity, David's primary responsibilities included ensuring coordination between Rep. Hoyer's policy and communications operations, as well as drafting statements and speeches on all issues and producing advocacy materials for members.
In his almost 10 years on Capitol Hill, David acquired an extensive knowledge of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, and counseled Congressman Hoyer during three leadership races. Prior to working for Majority Leader Hoyer, David worked in the public affairs department of a very politically active legal trade association, where he assisted in the development and execution of its communications and lobbying strategies.
Prior to law school, David was an award-winning newspaper reporter. While in law school, he was an associate editor of the William Mitchell Law Review.
David clerked for the US Attorney's Office in Orlando, Florida, and a state prosecutor's office in Minnesota.