Peter D. Dugas Joins Clark Hill PLC as Director of Government Affairs

Former U.S. Department of Treasury Official Peter D. Dugas joins the Washington DC office of Clark Hill PLC as Director of Government Affairs in the firm’s Government & Public Affairs group.


WASHINGTON, DC — Peter D. Dugas has joined the Washington DC office of Clark Hill PLC as Director of Government Affairs in the firm’s Government & Public Affairs group. Peter is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Legislative Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, serving under President George W. Bush.

“We are proud to announce the addition of Peter to our growing Government and Public Affairs practice,” said Charlie Spies, managing member of Clark Hill’s Washington DC office. “Peter’s breadth of experience serving at the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Labor, as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration, greatly enhance our Financial Services and Economic Development counseling capabilities. By adding Peter to our team, we are continuing to deliver on our strategic vision of growing our group with top tier national talent.”

Dugas has experience in all aspects of government relations, including lobbying, legislative and regulatory affairs, and all aspects of U.S. public policy. His primary expertise involves financial services, tax policy, international trade and economic development with specific expertise in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Dugas was most recently Vice President of Government Relations for a boutique government affairs firm in Washington DC, which specialized in banking and financial services as well as energy and gaming. In his previous position, Dugas developed and implemented legislative and public affairs strategies with a focus on appropriations, financial services, small business, economic and community development, government contracting, grant making and Federal regulations.

During his time with the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Legislative Affairs, Dugas negotiated the Department's budget request before U.S. Congress, shepherded White House nominations through the U.S. Senate confirmation process, as well as provided policy and administrative guidance on the implementation of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Prior to this appointment, Dugas worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, as the Manager of Public and Legislative Affairs (PLA). In this role, Dugas served as both communications director and legislative liaison for the CDFI Fund's public policy and regulatory agenda before the Congress.
He has also held senior positions with the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
A native of Louisiana, Dugas is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. in International Trade and Finance.

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