With a career in the political and public-policy arena that spans more than 20 years, Justin Peterson is Managing Partner of DCI, which he helped build into one of the largest independently owned firms of its kind in the world. He oversees DCI’s communications practice and its international business, as well as a significant portion of DCI’s client roster.
In just the past few years, Justin has built DCI’s financial services practice into one of the most effective specialists in investor and creditor representation in the United States. He has served as an advisor to creditor committees in high-profile disputes involving General Motors, Puerto Rico and Argentina. And in 2007-2008, he organized a communications and public-affairs campaign to highlight risk in the subprime housing market.
Justin also leads DCI Group’s energy practice, and has two decades of experience advising senior executives in the oil and natural gas industry, and in leading successful public affairs campaigns for that industry. He has led efforts to roll back harmful regulations, expand oil and natural gas development, and defend the reputations of large energy companies under attack by activist groups.
Prior to his tenure at DCI, Justin worked in politics. In the 2000 election cycle, he served as Iowa Political Director for Secretary Elizabeth Dole’s campaign for president, and later worked in that crucial state for President George W. Bush’s campaign. A native of Nebraska, Justin got his start in politics working for Rep. Jon Christensen of Nebraska, working on the Congressman’s campaigns and also as an aide in Washington.