Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2022 — Dentons Global Advisors, an elite multidisciplinary advisory firm, today announced David Castagnetti has joined as a Partner in Washington, D.C. Utilizing his extensive public policy and political expertise, he will advise the firm’s global leadership team, help further develop the firm’s offerings, and support a diverse portfolio of clients on their public affairs priorities and challenges.
“David has an unparalleled track record of translating complex policies into straightforward issues, then navigating the political, legislative and regulatory challenges that dictate outcomes,” said Dan K. Rosenthal, Managing Principal of Dentons Global Advisors-Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG). “I have had the pleasure of knowing David for many years and we are incredibly lucky to have him on our Dentons Global Advisors team.”
Mr. Castagnetti previously co-founded Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, a leading government relations firm in Washington, D.C. He is a renowned legislative and political strategist who has played a critical role in shaping some of the most significant policy issues over the past two decades. He is a trusted advisor to a number of leading policymakers, CEOs and executives, and is a regular presenter at board meetings, executive retreats and annual conferences.
“Dentons Global Advisors has expanded exponentially since its founding and David’s wealth of experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our team and offerings both in Washington and internationally,” said Shannon Brushe, Partner at Dentons Global Advisors.
Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Castagnetti earned a reputation for integrity and collaboration on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff to both Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Norman Mineta (D-CA). He is also one of the few people to have served in senior positions for members on both the Senate Finance Committee and House Commerce Committee, as he began his career in the office of then Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA). In 2003-2004, he also served Secretary of State John Kerry, then the Democratic nominee for president, as the presidential campaign’s top liaison to Congress.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Castagnetti said, “I am excited to join the growing team at Dentons Global Advisors and further develop the firm’s ability to help clients navigate the intersection of public policy and commercial interests.”
“Among the various contributions I expect he will make, David will be a vital resource for advising and mentoring our team,” added Edward Reilly, CEO of Dentons Global Advisors. “He is truly committed to sharing his wealth of knowledge and supporting the next generation of leaders.”
About Dentons Global Advisors
Dentons Global Advisors is an expert-led advisory firm that provides integrated solutions for clients in an increasingly complex, regulated and interconnected business environment. Comprising Albright Stonebridge Group and a deep bench of communications, public affairs, government relations and strategy consultants, we help clients engage with governments and regulatory bodies, navigate public disclosures and transactions within the private and capital markets, and manage their reputations through critical moments of change, challenge or opportunity. Our relationship with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, means clients can draw upon integrated legal expertise and strategic advisory services when and where they need them. To learn more, visit dentonsglobaladvisors.com.