Brownstein is pleased to announce that Darien Flowers, Travis Norton and David Reid have joined the firm’s Government Relations Department as policy advisors and will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Brownstein is ranked No. 2 on the list of federal lobbying shops based on revenue.
“Finding top talent continues to be a priority for our bipartisan firm,” said Elizabeth Gore, chair of the firm’s Government Relations Department. “Travis, Darien and David bring a mix of policy knowledge and expansive networks to our team.”
Most recently, Flowers was a legislative aide to Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). While there he acted as Sen. Cassidy’s principal staff member for aviation, commerce, science, transportation, technology, homeland security, infrastructure, housing, telecommunications and governmental affairs issues. He also served on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs as a research assistant to then subcommittee Ranking Member Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). There he conducted in-depth public policy research on homeland security and governmental affairs issues. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Elon University.
Norton brings extensive experience in financial services issues, including consumer financial protection, corporate governance, payments, fair lending, capital standards, FinTech, cybersecurity and privacy. Previously, he was the executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Norton served as staff director to a subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee and as general counsel to both the House Financial Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. Before beginning his career as an associate in a leading national law firm, Norton earned his law degree at the Boston College Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the College of Holy Cross.
Reid joins the firm from Hillary for America where he was the Washington, D.C., and PAC finance director. His efforts raised a record-breaking $30 million from the D.C. and PAC community during the last election. Over the course of his career, Reid has developed an in-depth network of industry contacts on Capitol Hill and within the business and association communities. Before joining Hillary for America, Reid was the mid-Atlantic finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and deputy finance director of the Democratic Governors Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.