Capitol Counsel Adds Top Financial and Policy Expert To Bipartisan Lobbying Team

De'Ana H. Dow Joins as General Counsel, Bringing More Than 30 Years of Expertise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Capitol Counsel announced today the addition of De'Ana H. Dow – a well-respected expert on physical and financial commodities – to its team of top counsel. Ms. Dow brings years of both private and public sector experience to Capitol Counsel's lobbying efforts, including specialization in futures and derivatives markets.

"Ms. Dow brings a wealth of knowledge in financial market reform issues to round out our expert team on federal policy and politics. This will continue to be a major bipartisan focus in a post-Dodd Frank financial and political environment, and we are well-positioned to offer this expertise to our clients for their policymaking needs," says John D. Raffaelli, Founding Partner of Capitol Counsel. The firm, in its sixth year in Washington, plans to continue to offer even more robust tax and finance, strategic counsel and policy analysis to its clients in 2013. Ms. Dow says, "I am pleased to join Capitol Counsel, with its highly respected team of experts. Capitol Counsel provides an excellent platform for me to service clients covering a broad range of financial services issues."

Prior to joining the Capitol Counsel team, Ms. Dow served as senior vice president with Ogilvy Government Relations; she also served as Managing Director for Government Affairs at CME Group, the world's largest derivatives exchange, where she managed their efforts related to the Dodd Frank financial regulatory reform bill.

De'Ana Dow is one of the most well-respected experts on energy and financial services issues to go before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She also worked directly with the CFTC for many years, serving in various counsel and special advisory positions, during both the Clinton and Bush Administrations.

Ms. Dow is also involved in education, shelter, affordable housing and day care programs that assist Washington D.C.'s underprivileged communities. She serves on the boards for both the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, and Pathways for Living, both nonprofit organizations that help improve the lives of youth and families.

Capitol Counsel LLC is a full-service, bipartisan government relations firm providing political analysis, strategic advice and advocacy services. The professionals of Capitol Counsel are among the most skilled consultants in Washington with extensive experience developing and executing effective legislative strategies for clients. Capitol Counsel was founded in January 2007. For more information on Capitol Counsel, please visit our website at

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