Dave Zvenyach is an attorney, strategist, author, full-stack software developer, and innovative former government executive who helps businesses and government work smarter, together.

Dave has unique expertise on all things public sector; he’s held positions in all three branches of government, as well as at the federal, state, and local levels. He served as a Senior Technical Advisor and Assistant Commissioner for the US General Service Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service Office of Systems Management; Executive Director of 18F; Deputy Commissioner for the GSA Technology Transformation Service (“TTS”); Assistant Commissioner for the TTS Office of Acquisition; General Counsel to the DC Council; Chief of Staff to Councilmember Mary Cheh; and judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Yvette Kane.

Dave has written on diverse topics, including a book entitled Coding for Lawyers, a chapter on Political Law for the DC Bar Practice Manual, and about a variety of technical and legal topics on his blog. Dave is also a teacher, having served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School, a facilitator for the Digital Services IT Acquisition Professional program, and an instructor for a Continuing Legal Education course through the DC Bar on Legislative Drafting.


In 2016 I talked with David on The Lawyerist Podcast about whether lawyers should learn to code:

Published on January 10th, 2022, by Sam Glover.