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Governors Association Chief Lobbyist
Joins Nelson Mullins in Washington

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2016)–David C. Quam, the former deputy director of the National Governors Association, has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a partner. He will work with clients to provide coordinated state and federal policy solutions involving legislative and executive branches at all levels of government. 

At NGA, Mr. Quam served as deputy director, leading the governors' policy work and serving as an executive to guide the strategic direction and management of the association. For 13 years, Mr. Quam served as the chief advocate and negotiator for the nation’s governors before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. Prior to NGA, he performed government relations services at a D.C. law firm, worked as director of International Affairs and general counsel at International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition Inc., and as counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution. 

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

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