Darry Sragow is the managing partner of Dentons' Los Angeles office and a member of the Public Policy and Regulation practice. Darry counsels clients at the critical intersection of business, law, regulation, policy and politics. He helps clients who seek analytical planning; direct advocacy; administrative, legislative and judicial interventions; communications strategies; crisis and risk management; and advice on regulatory compliance issues. Darry has particular expertise in the education, health care, energy, environment, financial services, crisis management, insurance, transportation, media and communications industry sectors. He is a frequent political commentator in print, on line and on radio and television.
Darry is widely recognized as one of California's leading strategists for political campaigns, corporations, Native American tribes and nonprofit organizations.
Darry has been recognized as one of the most influential attorneys in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal and has served on the boards of a number of community and nonprofit organizations.
Activities and Affiliations
He is a current board member of the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
Prior and Present Employment
He has managed five statewide races in the state, three for governor and two for the U.S. Senate. For nearly ten years, he served as the chief campaign strategist for the Democrats in the California State Assembly. Darry successfully managed six bond campaigns that required supermajorities to pass, four that raised more than $13 billion for the Los Angeles Unified School District and two that raised over $2 billion for the Los Angeles Community College District. He has held several senior positions in state and federal government, including Deputy California Insurance Commissioner, Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the California Board of Equalization, and a senior staff member for U S. Senator Birch Bayh and the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Darry previously directed the USC/Los Angeles Times poll and for many years has taught undergraduate political science, initially at the University of California, Berkeley and currently at the University of Southern California, where he was nominated for a Best Teacher of the Year award. Darry served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.