Consensus Building

During nearly three decades at the American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry’s premier trade association, I managed consensus building among the Institute’s company members on key legislation, rulemaking and litigation issues affecting industry.


David Deal testifying on behalf of the Department of the Interior Royalty Policy Committee at March 2008 House of Representatives hearing with DOI Inspector General (r) and Government Accountability Office.

This consensus building experience includes managing multi-party private meetings, participating in public consensus building fora, such as federal advisory committees under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and regulatory negotiations under the federal Negotiated Rulemaking Act, and serving as lead negotiator in the settlement of several multi-million dollar litigations.


    Spring 2017

    Participate in training for Fairfax County Police Department patrol officers for rollout of county-wide Alternative Accountability Program.
    May 2017

    “Working Together for Youth: Multi-Agency Integration of Restorative Justice Programming” article published “ACResolution”, Winter 2017 Restorative Justice issue.
    April 2017

    Completed series of three papers on interpersonal forgiveness for classwork at Virginia Theological Seminary.
    April 26, 2017

    “Introduction to Restorative Justice,” first guest lecture for George Mason University Law School ADR class.
    April 18, 2017

    “Introduction to Restorative Justice,” fifth annual guest lecture for George Washington University Law Center ADR class.
    April 4, 2017

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