A former Commissioner and Chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission, Dave led efforts to deregulate and bring competition to telecommunications, electric, natural gas and transportation markets in Georgia. He chaired the GPSC’s Telecommunications Committee and served on the NARUC Communications Committee and the FCC’s Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.
Following public service, Dave served as Vice President for Law and Public Policy at Internet provider EarthLink where he led government affairs on matters including broadband deployment, copyrights, cybersecurity, e-commerce, media mergers and privacy. He testified before Congress and represented the company before the FCC, FTC, NTIA, DOJ and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. During this time, he served on the Boards of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the U.S. Internet Service Providers Association (US ISPA), the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), and was a contributor to The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law.
Later, as Counsel for Government Relations and Regulatory Compliance at GE, Dave managed energy and environmental compliance with the DOE, EPA, other federal and state agencies, ensuring successful product launches for two consumer businesses.
Calling on his corporate, legal, and political experience, Dave recently served as Executive Director for a Georgia nonprofit where he successfully promoted a pro-family, pro-freedom policy agenda at the state capitol and helped elect conservative candidates to state and federal offices.
Dave continues to represent clients before state and federal agencies, governments, and courts. He is an advisor to the Atlanta Lawyer's Chapter of the Federalist Society and is an Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom. As a JAG officer in the Georgia State Defense Force, he provides legal services to active duty, National Guard, and retired military personnel. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia's practice sections on Aviation, Business Law, Constitutional Law, and Military and Veterans Affairs.
He and his family live in Atlanta.
- Business Litigation
- Regulatory Compliance
- Government affairs
Current Employment Positions
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
- Major: Political Science
- Georgia State Defense Force, Captain, JAG Corps