Byron Dorgan

Senior Policy Advisor
Senator Dorgan is a Senior Policy Advisor at Arent Fox and co-chair of the firm’s government relations practice.
Byron Dorgan, Senior Policy Advisor, Washington, DC at Arent Fox

Senator Dorgan serves as co-chair, along with Phil English, of the firm’s government relations practice.

*Senator Dorgan is not a member of the legal practice.

Previous Work

Senator Dorgan served in the US Senate leadership for 16 years, first as Assistant Democratic Floor Leader and then as Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. He has had a prolific career in public service at both the state and federal levels. He served as the elected State Tax Commissioner for the state of North Dakota followed by 12 years in the US House of Representatives and 18 years in the US Senate.

Over the course of his career in public office, Senator Dorgan consistently promoted and defended the economic needs of rural America, advocated for renewable energy and energy independence, and for sound economic policies. He was a senior Senator on the Appropriations, Energy, and Commerce Committees in the Senate and chairman of key subcommittees on aviation, energy, water, and Indian issues. He served on the Ways and Means Committee in the House. He is recognized as someone with substantial knowledge in the issues of energy, aviation, agriculture, water policy, Native American issues, and issues dealing with the economy.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Senator Dorgan is a New York Times bestselling author of four books:

  • Reckless! How Debt, Deregulation and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America
  • Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America
  • Blowout, his first novel, published in 2012
  • Gridlock, his second novel, published in 2013

Life Beyond the Law

Senator Dorgan is married to Kim Dorgan and has four children: Scott, Shelly (deceased), Brendon, and Haley.