About Dave

I live just outside of Madison, WI, with my incredibly talented spouse and two young children.

I’m a leader in government and digital services, and an expert in open government data and acquisition innovation. I’m also a member of the Wisconsin delegation to the Uniform Law Commission and wrote Coding for Lawyers. I’ve been named a Legal Rebel, a Legal Hacker of the Year, a Fed 100, and an Open Data Pioneer.

For my day job, I am a Senior Technical Advisor at the US General Services Administration. I’ve held a number of leadership roles at GSA, including the Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service Office of Systems Management, the Executive Director of 18F, and Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition for the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services.

Before joining GSA, I was the General Counsel to the Council of the District of Columbia. There, I helped DC achieve budget autonomy, created the District’s first government pro bono program, and rewrote the District’s legislative drafting manual. Before that, I was Chief of Staff to DC Councilmember Mary Cheh and a law clerk for United States District Judge Yvette Kane.

I’m a graduate of GW Law School (JD) and the University of Wisconsin (BS, Mechanical Engineering).


You can see more information on LinkedIn, follow my public thoughts in 140 characters or fewer on Twitter, or track my coding on GitHub. Or you can email me at dave@esq.io.

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