Dan Sennott

Senior Fellow
Partner, Holland & Knight
Bio

Dan Sennott is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office, where he is a member of the firm's National Security, Defense, and intelligence Team.  Dan focuses his practice on representing clients in an array of public policy, government oversight, and regulatory issues, particularly those related to the defense industry.  Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Dan served as the minority staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, where he was responsible for the development, negotiation, and passage of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes the annual defense budget and establishes policy for the DoD. Prior to that position, he served as the minority general counsel for the committee, providing legal advice on all aspects of national security and congressional process.  He began his time with the committee as a counsel and staff lead for the Military Personnel subcommittee, where he was responsible for a wide range of issues, including the Military Health System, military housing, education, and military pay and benefits.  Previously, Dan served in the U.S. Army for more than two decades as an Armor Officer and a Judge Advocate (JAG). During his military career, Dan served as a prosecutor, a law professor, a legislative liaison, and the chief of Military Personnel Law for the U.S. Army.  He provided counsel on federal claims, government contracts, fiscal law, complex investigations, and administrative law.  His combat deployments included 14 months in Baghdad, Iraq with the 1st Armored Division and 12 months in Southern Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division.