• Designation: Chair


De’Ana Dow is Partner and General Counsel at Capitol Counsel LLC.  She is one of the most recognized experts on energy and financial services issues with many years of senior level experience in both technical and policy areas.  Prior to joining Capitol Counsel, Dow served as senior vice president with Ogilvy Government Relations, specializing in futures and derivatives markets covering all physical commodities, including energy, metals and agricultural, as well as financial commodities. Prior to her time at Ogilvy, Dow served as Managing Director for Government Affairs at CME Group, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Legislative Counsel for the New York Mercantile Exchange. She also spent time as an Associate Vice President and Counsel in the Market Regulation Department at the NASD (now FINRA), where she developed and supervised the futures market regulatory program.

Dow began her legal career at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission where she served in a number of capacities over 22 years, including supervisory roles in the Division of Trading and Markets, Counsel to Chairman William Rainer during the Clinton Administration, and Special Advisor to Chairman James Newsome under the Bush Administration.    Ms. Dow serves on the board of Pathways for Living, Inc., a non-profit corporation that offers a variety of community service programs for families in need, and on the board of the Montgomery County Delta Alumnae Foundation, which supports public service programs for youth, families and the elderly. She served for 10 years on the board of the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, established to help improve the life prospects of underprivileged children of Washington, D.C. through its education and athletic programs.

De’Ana is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the DC Bar and the American Bar Association.