Partner David Veator practices in the area of public and administrative law.  He represents businesses with regulatory exposure, including entrepreneurs with new or disruptive business models, and has obtained results for clients in high-stakes settings before the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, the Division of Banks, the Public Utilities Commission, Professional Licensing Boards, the ABCC and other oversight bodies throughout state government.  Having served as Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts, as General Counsel to two cabinet offices, and as a gubernatorial appointee to the state ethics commission, Mr. Veator regularly advises on complex public law matters, including regulatory processes and adjudications, constitutional and state finance law issues, ethics matters, procurement and public records and open meeting laws.

The former General Counsel to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation (predecessor to MassDOT), Mr. Veator now represents state transportation agencies in P3 projects involving private investment in the construction, operation and maintenance of public assets.  He is also experienced in financing avenues for important projects and served as Disclosure Counsel to MassDOT in its first Bond issue – the $2.7 billion refinancing of legacy “Big Dig” Debt.

Representative Experience


Duke University School of Law, J.D. 

  • Duke Law Journal, Articles Editor

Dartmouth College, A.B.

  • Tucker Foundation Fellowship

Previous Experience

  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Of Counsel
  • Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts
  • State Ethics Commission, Commissioner


  • Massachusetts

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