David Castagnetti
David Castagnetti

David Castagnetti, co-founder of the high-powered Washington-based Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas government relations shop, has joined Dentons Global Advisors as a partner.

He is to use his public policy and political experience to counsel DGA’s leadership team, boost the firm's offerings and support clients on their public affairs priorities.

Prior to launching MCR&T, Castagnelli was chief of staff to Democrats Sen. Max Baucus (MT) and Rep. Norman Minetta (CA).

He began his career in the office of then-Congressman and now Sen. Ed Markey (MA) and went on to serve Sen. John Kerry in his presidential campaign.

DGA CEO Ed Reilly, who had helmed FTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit, said Castagnetti will be a vital mentoring resource.

“He is truly committed to sharing his wealth of knowledge and supporting the next generation of leaders,” said Reilly.