Demetrius McDaniel Named One of the Top Ten Lobbyists in Texas

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Demetrius McDaniel Named One of the Top Ten Lobbyists in Texas

Demetrius G. McDaniel, chair of the Texas Governmental Affairs practice at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named one of the top 10 lobbyists in Texas by Capitol Inside, according to its annual Texas Power Lobby Rankings.

McDaniel, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Austin office, was ranked No. 7 out of approximately 2,000 lobbyists in Texas, and has been ranked among the top 10 since 2003. In addition, Greenberg Traurig’s Governmental Affairs practice was ranked in the top 5 out of the top 20 law firm lobby practices in Texas by Capitol Inside.

“An African-American attorney, McDaniel has been a trailblazer in a business that's been dominated by white males and not nearly as diverse as the Legislature or the state as a whole despite some belated trending in a more reflective direction,” according to Capitol Inside, an online source of news and information about Texas politics and government. McDaniel was recognized for his successful results, reputation, relationship-building and connections. McDaniel also was praised for his work ethic, the strength of the team he’s built and his ability to anticipate and adapt to the fast-changing political and business environment.

“I’ve practiced shoulder to shoulder with Demetrius for many years, and I know how capable and hard-working he is,” said Thomas J. Bond, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s national Governmental Affairs practice. “He is a leader for the firm and a leader for our clients. This ranking is highly deserved.”
McDaniel counsels and provides advocacy for Fortune 500 and other large private and public sector clients on federal, state and local legal and public policy matters. His broad knowledge of federal and state government allows him to collaboratively develop strategies to solve complex problems that have a government origin or nexus. He consults with clients on their strategic objectives and provides advice on important issues that will enhance their business opportunities, increase their compliance with laws and regulations, and assist them in building internal systems to prevent problems from occurring with all levels of government.

Prior to practicing law, McDaniel worked in state government for seven years, in several capacities as a special assistant to a statewide official and as a legislative assistant to a member of the Texas legislature, which enabled him to gain knowledge about the workings of Texas state government.
Greenberg Traurig’s Governmental Affairs practice combines the capabilities of the firm’s federal team in Washington, D.C. with state and local teams across the country. The firm’s national network of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Austin, New York City, Sacramento, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas
Greenberg Traurig has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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