No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
David Reid brings a wealth of on-the-ground policy and finance experience to his government relations work with Brownstein. He combines his experience in both business and politics on building, funding and setting the strategic direction for advocacy campaigns and political action committees.
A seasoned campaign veteran, David 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. Before joining Hillary for America, David was the Mid-Atlantic finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, ran the political finance operation of a Fortune 100 global healthcare company and served as the deputy finance director of the Democratic Governors Association.
David advocates on behalf of a wide range of clients, representing arts and public health funding coalitions, health care organizations and hospitality and telecom companies. He also remains active and engaged with the Democratic Party and campaign committees.
Over the course of his career, David has amassed an in-depth network of industry contacts both on Capitol Hill and within the business and association communities. He also serves on the firm's Pro Bono Committee.
Member, Democratic National Committee (DNC) National Finance Committee
Member, Northern Virginia Regional Selection Committee (Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia)
Eastern Caucus Chair, LGBTQ Victory Fund Campaign Board
Board of Directors, One Victory
Board of Directors, Victory Institute
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The 2020 Iowa Caucus: A PrimerBrownstein Podcast Series, January 29, 2020
Client Spotlight: Regulation In an Era of Health Care and Technological ChangeBrownstein Podcast Series, November 11, 2019
Advocacy TrainingPanelist, Iowa Arts Forum, Des Moines, IA, August 15, 2019
Presidential Race Update: June 2019Brownstein Podcast Series, June 21, 2019
Advocating for the Arts on Capitol HillBrownstein Podcast Series, March 15, 2019
Update: 2020 Presidential CampaignBrownstein Podcast Series, March 4, 2019
A Discussion With Ben Folds, Musician and AdvocateBrownstein Client Alert, March 1, 2019
Brownstein Client Conversations: Americans for the ArtsBrownstein Podcast Series, November 13, 2018
Business Program Certificate, McIntire Business Institute, University of Virginia