Congressman Norm Dicks has joined Van Ness Feldman as Senior Policy Counsel.
Working with the firm’s Washington, DC and Seattle offices, Dicks will apply his years in public service to his new role, consulting with clients on a wide range of public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues, particularly those in the environmental sector. He will work in both the DC and Seattle offices of the firm.
“Van Ness Feldman has an outstanding reputation as one of the premier law firms focused on the nation’s energy, environment, natural resources, and public policy matters. Like me, the firm has deep roots in both DC and the Pacific Northwest. The culture is one of collaboration among firm professionals and with clients,” said Dicks. “I look forward to joining a team of top-notch professionals committed to providing solutions to those doing business in these industries.”
Congressman Dicks was elected to the House in 1976, and represented Washington State’s 6th Congressional District. During his distinguished tenure in Congress, he received a rare first-term appointment to the House Appropriations Committee, later becoming Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and Chair of the Interior Subcommittee. Dicks retired as the top-ranking Democratic Member of the full Appropriations Committee.
“As a firm with deep roots in Washington, DC and Washington State, we are honored to have Congressman Dicks join our firm,” said Firm Chairman, Rick Agnew. “Norm is highly respected for his wisdom, bipartisanship and legislative skills as a senior leader in Congress. His policy expertise will be a great resource to our clients as well as to his fellow attorneys at the firm.”