Daniel Addison helps clients on a diverse range of public policy matters involving legislative strategy, appropriations and foreign government representation. He also counsels clients on issues involving environmental compliance and risk management.
He represents clients on a broad range of public policy issues before the U.S. Congress and Executive branch departments, foreign governments, and multi-lateral agencies. Mr. Addison has a wealth of knowledge in matters involving injury to natural resources and he has significant experience handling multi-media targeting initiatives, management aspects of environmental compliance, risk management, rulemaking, and litigation. Mr. Addison regularly assists clients with crisis management issues and has extensive experience facilitating alternative dispute resolution and mediation. His foreign government representation experience includes a particular focus on developing nations.
Mr. Addison has served in senior level positions in two presidential administrations, and has worked in the offices of then-Senator and later Governor Pete Wilson (R-CA) as a senior staff member. In 1994 he was cited by the governor as one of the nation's leading experts on natural resources and appointed to spearhead California’s recycling efforts. In 1989, he served as special counsel, Natural Resources, at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he prosecuted Natural Resource Damage (NRD) claims and was a principal architect of the Exxon-Valdez settlement. At the US General Services Administration he served as acting associate administrator for Industry and Congressional Affairs, heading the Agency's strategic business initiatives and legislative strategy.
In the private sector, Mr. Addison served as vice president for Government and International Affairs at Pacific Research and Strategies, Inc., a leading political consulting firm. He began his career in Washington at the Republican National Committee, where he handled the recruitment of non-traditional voter groups, including African Americans.