David A. Rose Partner




David Rose relies on more than two decades of government relations experience in advising a diverse client base on public policy, legislative, procurement, regulatory and administrative matters before the Connecticut General Assembly and executive branch of government.

As a former senior counsel to two speakers of the Connecticut House of Representatives, David is intimately familiar with the members and inner workings of federal, state and municipal governments and the people, processes and politics that drive government action in Connecticut. He also served as an assistant counsel to three governors of the State of New York, advising on matters relating to Native American affairs, gaming, economic development, technology, human services and procurement.

David’s depth of knowledge of Connecticut government enables him to identify alternative pathways for resolving particular client issues and to develop creative legislative, regulatory or administrative remedies that ultimately meet each client’s needs. 

David is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Areas of Focus

Government Relations
David has successfully drafted and negotiated high-profile legislation in Connecticut and serves a diverse client portfolio that has included state and national trade associations, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, small and medium-sized businesses, and not-for-profit entities. Matters have included insurance, education, health care, transportation, liquor regulation, the premium cigar industry, and more. David is proud of his many long-standing relationships with his clients on behalf of whom he has sought legislative or administrative relief on a number of public policy issues. David has been integral in growing the Regulatory practice in the Hartford office, where he has negotiated with a number of Connecticut agencies, including the Insurance, Banking and Transportation as well as the Office of the Secretary of State.

Native Nations
David served as the governor’s point person for negotiations and relations with each of the nine recognized Native American Nations in New York. He engaged in extensive negotiations over gaming compact, tax, and/or land claim issues with the Seneca Nation of Indians, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, the Oneida Indian Nation, the Cayuga Nation and the Onondaga Nation. David also negotiated a land claim settlement agreement and gaming compact between the State of New York, numerous local governments and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians out of Wisconsin.

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