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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Jan 20, 2020

Today we sit down with David Quam, Counsel and Co-leader of the Dentons 50 Network. David has an impressive résumé, and it’s clear from the start that he loves what he does. David talks to us about his time at the National Governor’s Association, the Dentons 50 Network, and the unexpected job offer that led him to a career in government relations. 

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, operating in 74 countries and employing over 10,000 lawyers. In the U.S., Dentons has built a network of talent with expertise at the state and local level. The Dentons 50 Network is a comprehensive, centralized resource for any business faced with complex, multistate policy matters.

  • David attended Duke University for his undergraduate studies and went on to Vanderbilt Law School, where he earned his J.D.
  • After finishing law school, David moved to Maryland where he practiced law.
  • After an unexpected job offer, David started working for the Senate Judiciary Committee. This career move sparked his interest in government and politics.
  • Following his time with the Senate Judiciary Committee, David started working for the National Governors Association, where he served as the Director of the Office of Federal Relations and Deputy Executive Director.
  • After 13 years at the National Governors Association, David moved to Dentons, where he serves as Co-leader of the Dentons 50 Network.

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