Dentons Global Advisors has hired Trump White House alum, Ja'Ron Smith, to buttress the government relations unit that it launched in January.
Smith was deputy assistant to the president in the White House Office of American Innovation and director of urban affairs and revitalization. He handled issues such as workforce development, criminal justice reform and opportunity zones.
Prior to joining the Trump team, Smith was a staffer at the House Financial Services Committee and for Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
Most recently, Smith was executive director for the Center for Advancing Opportunity.
Ed Reilly, DGA CEO, said Smith "brings fresh insight and real-world experience on some of the most critical public policy issues facing companies that are looking to make a positive impact on the communities in which they serve and operate."
Dentons, the world's largest law firm, established DGA in 2021.