David Feinman

Government Affairs and Public Policy Professional in Washington, DC

David Feinman

Government Affairs and Public Policy Professional in Washington, DC

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I joined Conservation Lands Foundation as their Director of Government Affairs in June 2017. In this new role, I will focus on maintaining and growing both congressional and grass-roots support for National Conservation Lands and the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to designate federal lands as monuments to protect areas of cultural, scientific or historic value.

Prior to joining CLF, I served as the first Washington Representative for both the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) from 2014-2017, establishing a public policy presence for both organizations by engaging with the U.S. Congress, the administration and foreign governments on behalf of Holocaust victims in 47 countries.

I have also previously served as Senior Legislative Associate and Project Director for The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) from 2010-2014, as Legislative Assistant for former Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida from 2007-2010, and as Staff Assistant for former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley of Nevada in 2006.

I am an alum of the University of Florida, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations, and of the University of Central Florida, where I earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Analysis and Public Policy. My Master’s thesis was titled: Divided Government and Congressional Foreign Policy: A Case Study of the Post-World War II Era in American Government.

To learn more about me and my work, please visit the links below.

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  • Work
    • Conservation Lands Foundation
  • Education
    • University of Florida
    • University of Central Florida