David Pore is a Partner based at the Washington, D.C. office of Hance Scarborough LLP, where he represents trade associations, businesses, universities and local governments before the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies. Before rejoining Hance Scarborough in March of 2017, David was Counsel at the DC offices of Arnold & Porter from 2009-17. Before that, David was an Associate at the Austin office of Hance Scarborough (2004-2009), representing similar clients at the state and federal levels.
With nearly 20 years of public policy experience, David Pore has a proven track record as a successful, bipartisan attorney and lobbyist in both Austin and Washington, DC. He has handled legislative matters, congressional investigations and agency enforcement and disciplinary actions for a wide variety of clients. David has long-standing relationships with several trade association and corporate clients, representing them on heath care, transportation, energy, tax, education, defense, intellectual property, environmental and other issues. In addition to developing governmental relations strategies tailored to his clients' needs and directly engaging with policy makers on their issues, David also advises clients on political and campaign law, coalition building, grassroots and public relations. He also does regular pro-bono work, including an ongoing effort for Children's Hospice International to pass federal legislation to improve medical care for Medicaid and CHIP-eligible children with life-threatening illnesses.
Before moving to private practice, David worked as an in-house attorney and lobbyist for the Association of Texas Professional Educators (2002-2004), served as Legislative Director for a U.S. Congressman from Texas (1999-2002) and as a Legislative Aide to a member of the Texas Legislature (1998-1999). David is a 1998 graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Texas and in the District of Columbia. He serves on the Board of Directors and as volunteer Legal Counsel to the Texas State Society of Washington, D.C. and resides in Vienna, VA with his wife Melissa and their two children.