Hon. David M. McIntosh

Partner, Mayer Brown

Former Congressman David McIntosh focuses his practice on government affairs. His extensive government experience includes stints in both the Reagan and first Bush administrations, as well as service in the US House of Representatives.

David develops a winning strategy for clients who have policy issues before Congress and the Administration.  He has worked extensively on environmental issues, particularly climate change legislation, from his time in Congress to today’s cap and trade proposals.  In addition, he has worked on NRC and Congressional policy governing nuclear waste issues.  He also focuses on preparing clients to respond to Congressional oversight investigations. 

David has represented clients on Department of Transportation regulatory issues with Senior Administration officials and Congressional leadership. For one major client he preserved their ability to operate internationally by successfully working with the Department and Congress to harmonize cargo regulations with international safety standards. He also has represented one of the largest trucking companies out of Detroit on an international (Canadian – USA) licensing issue.  Additionally, he has represented major telecommunications companies promoting internet competition, energy companies on regulatory issues, major healthcare companies on price control and reimbursement issues, and he has coordinated work for a tax coalition working on AMT reform.

During the Reagan administration, he served as special assistant to the Attorney General and as special assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs. During the first Bush administration, he served as executive director of the President's Council on Competitiveness and assistant to the Vice President. He later represented Indiana's second district in the House of Representatives (1995 until January 2001), becoming chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Relief, which had oversight of environmental, labor, and FDA regulations.

  • University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1983 
  • Yale University, BA, cum laude, 1980
Publications and Multimedia
Executive Power and the Role of the Coordinate Branches - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 14, 2014
Welcome & Opening Address by Tom Cotton - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 14, 2014
The Electorate and the Courts - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 25, 2013
An Interview with Justice Clarence Thomas - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2013
Is the Administrative State on the Rise? - Event Audio/Video
First Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 13, 2013
Address by Congressman Michael R. Pence - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2010
25th Anniversary Gala - Event Audio/Video
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 15, 2007
25th Anniversary Tribute Video
November 15, 2007
Religion in the Public Square - Event Audio/Video
2007 Annual Student Symposium
February 23, 2007
Luncheon Address by Hon. Theodore B. Olson - Event Audio
The Legacy of the Department of Justice Under Attorney General Edwin Meese, III
January 27, 2007