President & COO
Nathan Daschle is the President and COO of The Daschle Group, a Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson. Nathan leverages his background in politics and the law to advise clients on the best strategies for reaching their political and policy objectives. In addition to overseeing operations at The Daschle Group, Nathan leads the firm’s international practice, where he advises numerous foreign governments, political parties, and private entities throughout Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.
Previously, Nathan served as the executive vice president for political strategy at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment (now iHeart Media), where he ran a business unit dedicated to political advertising. From 2007 to 2010, Nathan was the executive director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), where he managed a $50 million annual budget and staff of more than 20. Over the four-year period in which he led DGA, the organization set numerous fundraising records and won a majority of its targeted races. Prior to this, Nathan was a litigation associate at Covington and Burling, where he focused on international trade and internal investigations. Nathan has also served in the legislative affairs office of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as the 1996 U.S. Senate campaign of Tom Strickland (CO).
Nathan is on the Board of Directors of the 150PAC, a bipartisan political organization dedicated to promoting American global leadership, as well as The Good Fight, a non-profit dedicated to teaching youth leadership and resilience through boxing. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his two incredible sons, Henry and Truman, and his two less than incredible dogs.
Professional Honors & Activities
- Named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
- Named one of the Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers by Cannabis Law Report, September 2021
- Named to “The Influencers 50” by Campaigns & Elections, October 2014
- Recognized as one of Time magazine’s “40 under 40” rising stars in politics, October 2010
- Profiled by Details magazine as one of “16 game-changers in the worlds of entertainment, politics, fashion, and technology” in a piece titled “Mavericks,” September 2010
- Named as one of Washington’s “40 Top Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian magazine, July 2006
- Harvard Law School J.D., 2002, cum laude
- Northwestern University, B.A., with distinction, 1995