Don Norden

Experience: Transportation, Railroads, Appropriations, Coalition Building, Aviation, Water Resources, Ports, Economic Development

Don Norden

Don Norden is a Senior Partner with CC&H and serves as Counsel for the firm. He has expertise in transportation, governmental finance, land use, labor law, and tax issues. He is also lead partner in representing the Southern California Regional Rail Authority-Metrolink, the Municipality and Port of Anchorage, the Alaska Railroad, Georgetown Rail Equipment Company, and the City and Borough of Juneau. Mr. Norden’s accomplishments include numerous legislative language and line-item amendments in Congress, as well as working with federal agencies on interpretive issues that avoided the need for Congressional action. Throughout his career, Mr. Norden has demonstrated particular skill at working with both parties and seeking consensus among a wide range of varied interest groups to advance client objectives.

Prior to joining CC&H in 1992, Mr. Norden served as Legal Counsel and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator J. James Exon (D-NE), a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee and Chairman of its Surface Transportation Subcommittee. Mr. Norden was responsible for a wide range of Senate issues, including transportation, telecommunications, appropriations, public works, insurance, pipelines, House- Senate conference committees, and confirmation proceedings for Presidential nominees. Prior to his work in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Norden served in the administration of Governor Bob Kerrey (D-NE), where his duties included lobbying the Republican-majority Legislature on the Governor’s budget and tax agenda and serving as a liaison with local governments, private industry, and the media. During non-legislative periods, Mr. Norden oversaw the implementation of legislation and drafting of agency regulations.

Mr. Norden holds B.A. and J.D. degrees. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.