Dawn L. Smalls is a partner in the New York City office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, where she represents clients in high-profile, complex cases. She was previously at the Ford Foundation and has substantial experience in government, politics, and philanthropy. This includes roles as Executive Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant to White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, Special Assistant in the Office of Management and Budget, and New York State Political Director for the 2008 Obama for America campaign and Assistant Director of Delegate Selection and Regional Political Director for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. Ms. Smalls serves on the National Board of the American Constitution Society amd previously served as a Commissioner on the Joint Committee on Public Ethics, a statewide ethics agency. Ms. Smalls holds a B.A. from Boston University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.