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Eric Tanenblatt

Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation


Washington, DC, USA

Eric Tanenblatt


Eric Tanenblatt is Global Chair of Public Policy & Regulation of Dentons, the world's largest law firm. He also leads the firm's US Public Policy Practice, leveraging three decades of experience at the very highest levels of the federal & state governments.

Mr. Tanenblatt is a renowned lecturer & political counselor, widely regarded as one of the nation's preeminent public policy thought leaders. He has served in the administrations of three US presidents & as a senior advisor to a US senator & governor, and held a US Senate-confirmable post governing a federal agency.

With a passion for shepherding disruptive companies and industries through the complicated web of law & regulation, he often writes & speaks about the innovation economy. He leads Dentons' global autonomous vehicles team and authors a popular weekly digest tracking the most consequential regulatory, political & technical developments in the world of automotive autonomy.

After serving as Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue, he helped coordinate the 2004 G-8 Economic Summit, hosted by President George W. Bush and was National Finance Co-Chair for the presidential campaign of Senator Mitt Romney in 2012. He served as the State Chairman for President Bush's successful Georgia campaign in 2000 & held senior positions in the 1996 Bob Dole & Phil Gramm presidential campaigns. He was also a longtime advisor to the late US Senator Paul Coverdell & later served in the administration of President George H. W. Bush.

Mr. Tanenblatt is a prominent advocate for civic engagement, often writing & speaking on the subject. He recently joined the Board of Directors of Points of Light, and was previously appointed by President Bush to serve on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Eric Tanenblatt’s Newsfeed

Biggest Roadblock to Autonomous Vehicles Isn’t Technology

The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards need to be reworked or overhauled if autonomous vehicles are going to reach their full potential. Fortunately, federal regulators are adjusting the rules to accommodate autonomous vehicles within the existing legal framework. Eric Tanenblatt, the global chair of public policy and regulation at Dentons, the world's largest law firm.


Ceasar Mitchell Joins Dentons as Local Government Solutions Lead

“Ceasar is a prominent public servant in the Atlanta market, and his well-earned reputation as a talented lawyer will benefit our clients,” said Eric Tanenblatt, Global Chair of Dentons' Public Policy practice. “His extensive experience handling public and private sector transactions and his excellent reputation will add depth and diversity to our government affairs and economic development solution services.”

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Eric Tanenblatt’s Background

Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation
2015 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
Based in both Atlanta & Washington, Eric was appointed Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation in 2018. Prior to this, he was Leader of Dentons' US Public Policy practice, the Global Public Policy & Regulation practice and the Global Government sector team. Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm, offering legal & public policy counsel.
Chair, Public Policy Practice
2002 - 2015
Atlanta, GA, USA
McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP was a U.S. international law & public policy firm with more than 575 attorneys & public policy advisors and merged with Dentons U.S. LLC in 2015.
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Other Business Interests

2006 - Present
Atlanta, GA, USA
Established in 1913, the Rotary Club of Atlanta has grown to be one of the most influential business & civic clubs in the world.

Current Non-Executive Positions

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Points of Light
Board Member
2019 - Present
Atlanta, GA, USA
Points of Light help millions of volunteers change the world by mobilizing people to take action on the causes they care about through innovative programs, events & campaigns.
Board of Trustees
2016 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
TFAS offers transformational programs that teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics & honorable leadership to students & young professionals in America & around the world.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
2008 - 2013
Washington, DC, USA
The Corporation for National & Community Service is the federal agency that leads service, volunteering & grant-making efforts in the United States. They help millions of Americans improve their lives and the lives of their fellow citizens through service.
Board of Visitors
2007 - 2009
Atlanta, GA, USA
Members of the Board of Visitors serve Emory as ambassadors. They also assist the university in discovering & promoting ways for Emory to integrate its intellectual assets with community aspirations. The Board's overall objective is to increase the awareness of Emory in the Atlanta region & to improve Emory's level of service to society.
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Eric Tanenblatt’s Education

BA, Economics
1984 - 1988
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Georgetown University - Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems