David R. Zook

Chair, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting

Dave Zook is an advisor to private and public sector clients on federal budgetary, legislative and regulatory matters. His practice focuses on public policy and regulatory initiatives in the health, higher education and research arenas. Dave leads the firm’s health and FDA group and serves as head of the Washington, D.C. office.

Dave has a nearly three-decade record of achieving results with Congress and the Executive Branch on complex federal issues.  Recent accomplishments include health and science policy legislation, several patient-focused drug development projects, and an array of competitive funding results.  Several projects involved building nationwide coalitions such as the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies.

Dave's background includes serving as associate counsel to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee where he focused on energy research and nuclear defense matters across the National Labs. Dave also worked in legislative and communications positions for two members of Congress. Later, he served as a senior executive of a national health organization to establish its policy and medical affairs division.