Dawn is an established leader with experience across law, government, politics, and philanthropy. She provides strategic advice and legal counsel to clients on complex legal, policy, and regulatory matters. Dawn also advises companies on cyber risk management, governance, and incident response.
In the Obama Administration, Dawn served as Executive Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, where she acted both as a principal advisor to the Secretary and as the chief regulatory officer for HHS, the third largest rulemaking agency in the federal government. During the Clinton Administration, Dawn served as Assistant to White House Chief of Staff John Podesta and as a Special Assistant in the Office of Management and Budget, where she assisted in policy development for issues affecting the District of Columbia.
During the 2008 campaign cycle, Dawn was the New York State Political Director for the Obama for America campaign and a Regional Political Director for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. Dawn also previously directed approximately $40 million of grant making at the Ford Foundation, and served as a Program Officer at the Open Society Foundations.