Areas of Practice
  • George Washington University, Law School, J.D., 1987
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1981, cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6739
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Darryl Nirenberg promotes and protects clients’ interests before the US Congress, federal agencies, and the White House, with a focus on clients engaged in consumer products and services.

He is adept in Senate legislative and parliamentary procedures and in developing and executing complex legislative and regulatory strategies, advising and assisting clients on issues involving international trade and domestic commerce, including agriculture, gaming, taxation, antitrust, and homeland security.

Mr. Nirenberg has been involved in numerous high-profile legislative matters, including the enactment of legislation affecting the tobacco industry, enactment of exemptions to the medical device tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act, enactment of The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act, as well as initiatives related to trade with China and Internet gaming.  He was also active in the reform of and implementation of domestic agricultural programs, tax treatment of real estate investment trusts (REITS) and non-profit entities, and exploration of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Nirenberg served more than a dozen years in senior legislative positions in the US Senate, where he managed major domestic and foreign policy legislation.  He served as republican counsel and deputy staff director of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where he managed the Committee’s legislative activities, including reauthorizations of the Foreign Aid and Senate Authorization Acts, the Arms Export Control Act, and international sanctions legislation.  Mr. Nirenberg also served as chief of staff to Senator Jesse Helms, where he was responsible for banking, financial, and judicial issues.

Mr. Nirenberg was a member of the national finance committee for Romney for President, was involved in the Romney for President Campaign in 2007 and 2008, and served as counsel to the 2000 Republican Platform Committee and the 2001 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

While attending law school at George Washington University, Mr. Nirenberg served as Republican professional staff member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, where he handled international agricultural and trade law issues, and authored the Food for Progress Program.

Mr. Nirenberg has appeared on Fox News and lectures frequently on parliamentary and legislative procedures.


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