Overview

Dave is a principal for Vorys Advisors LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of the law firm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.  He advises Ohio, regional, and national clients on legislative matters and governmental relations. 

Dave has significant experience in government relations and has successfully represented both public and private sector clients on legislative and administrative agency policy issues.  He is a registered lobbyist before the Ohio General Assembly, and represents clients in many industries.

Career highlights include:

  • Successfully representing several clients in matters before the Ohio Elections Commission
  • Coordinating activities of a 70-member team in a challenge to a statewide initiative proposal

From 2005 until joining Vorys Advisors, Dave was an associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and was member of the firm’s government relations group.  In his practice, he advised clients on campaign finance, ethics and election law.  In addition, Dave advised and assisted for-profit and not-for-profit entities of all sizes in a variety of general business matters, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and agreements, and corporate governance activities.

Dave began his professional career by being selected to participate in the Ohio Legislative Service Commission Intern Program.  He then served as a legislative aide for the Ohio House of Representatives, as a law clerk for the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office and as a policy analyst and legislative liaison for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Dave is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Lobbying Association.

Dave received his J.D. summa cum laude from Capital University Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Curia and an associate editor of the Capital University Law Review. He received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.  Dave also spent a semester abroad at King’s College in London.

Professional & Community Activities

Officer, United States Army Reserve, May 1994—March 2010

Commander, 1001st Quartermaster Company, Chillicothe, Ohio, January 2001-August 2007

Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom-Camp Anaconda, Iraq, February 2003-March 2004

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Education

Capital University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2005, Order of the Curia

Capital University Law Review, Staff Member, 2001-2002; Associate Editor, 2002-2003

University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, 1994

King's College, London, England, Fall 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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