After serving in Virginia’s House of Delegates for 24 years (1994-2017), Dave Albo now represents corporations, businesses, trade associations and public entities on all aspects of government relations, including legislative advocacy, business development, government contracting and regulatory matters. He uses the experience he gained as a legislator in Virginia’s General Assembly to help clients navigate the governing process before the Commonwealth’s executive branch, legislative branch, state agencies and various local governments. His primary goal is to help clients find legislative solutions to problems to help their businesses thrive.

After serving in Virginia’s House of Delegates for 24 years (1994-2017), Dave Albo now represents corporations, businesses, trade associations and public entities on all aspects of government relations, including legislative advocacy, business development, government contracting and regulatory matters. He uses the experience he gained as a legislator in Virginia’s General Assembly to help clients navigate the governing process before the Commonwealth’s executive branch, legislative branch, state agencies and various local governments. His primary goal is to help clients find legislative solutions to problems to help their businesses thrive.

During his 24 years in the House, Dave served on the Courts of Justice Committee and was chairman of this committee for a record-setting 12 years.  Dave was the longest serving Chairman in the nearly 300-year history of this Committee.  This committee handles more legislation than any other committee and writes all Virginia civil and criminal court laws. Because of this, Dave understands the detailed process that comes with guiding legislation from conception to completion and helps clients strategically develop and plan their legislative agenda prior to the General Assembly session. He then works closely with clients throughout the session as proposed legislation works its way through the legislative process and provides clients with seasoned, timely advice and updates regarding its status.  Many times, client’s problems arise from proposed bills.  In that case, Dave helps his clients amend bills to make them palatable or works to kill bills adverse to his clients’ interests.

As a delegate, Dave developed a strong reputation for solving problems while working well with both political parties. With strong relationships on both sides of the aisle, he helps clients identify the right legislators to target for sponsorship of their legislation and leverages his relationships to help build a coalition in support of his clients’ interests.

In addition, Dave served on the Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission, the House/Senate joint commission which oversees all state government operations.  This experience gave Dave knowledge of not only how the legislature works, but also, how the entire Commonwealth of Virginia government works.  Thus, Dave can help his clients negotiate executive branch challenges.  

Dave also served on the General Laws Committee, chaired the Environmental Law sub-committee and served numerous terms on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Through these positions, Dave was actively involved with numerous industries, including government contracting, environmental and land preservation, construction, transportation, trade and commerce, alcoholic beverage control, tobacco, gambling, real estate regulations, marijuana, internet privacy and more.

Clients navigating the legislative process need counsel that truly understand their business to be successful. Dave’s comprehensive experience working closely with industries throughout the state for more than two decades allows him to provide just that.

Dave’s other legislative accomplishments include sponsoring the bill that restructured Virginia ABC; helping modernize Virginia’s computer and internet laws; and co-creating the financing mechanism that ultimately led to the public-private partnership section of the Virginia Code.

He has been named among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” in Government Relations/Lobbying (2018-present). He has also been honored as a “Top Lawyer” by Washingtonian magazine six times and as a “Best Lawyer” by Northern Virginia magazine five times. In 2010, he was honored as one of Virginia’s “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Dave earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia.