Donald J. Simon rejoined the firm in 2000 after serving for five years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Common Cause. In that capacity, Mr. Simon directed the legislative and legal programs for Common Cause, one of the nation's leading public-interest organizations. Mr. Simon is an expert on campaign finance and election law issues, and has been involved in numerous major legislative and litigation initiatives on campaign finance and related issues. Currently, Mr. Simon represents a number of campaign finance reform organizations and also handles other litigation matters for the firm's tribal clients.
Mr. Simon first joined the firm as an associate in 1982 and became a partner in 1984. Between 1982 and 1995, Mr. Simon worked chiefly in election law, voting rights and reapportionment matters, on litigation involving oil and gas development, Indian gaming and a wide range of legislative matters and complex commercial litigation. Through Mr. Simon, the firm advised elected officials, presidential candidates, state political parties, political action committees, the Democratic National Committee and challengers to state and federal reapportionment plans.
Mr. Simon received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1975 from Harvard College, and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1978.Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia, 1978