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Dan Bryant

Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Walmart

Dan Bryant is Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Affairs at Walmart, leading the company’s global public policy efforts and its government affairs activities in Washington, D.C. and internationally. 

From 2012-2015, Dan was a partner at Covington & Burling where he chaired the Public Policy and Government Affairs Practice Group. Dan served from 2005 – 2012 as Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Affairs at PepsiCo, where he led the company’s worldwide government affairs team and oversaw its global public policy efforts. 

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dan served as Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy and Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, having been unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate for both positions. In these posts, he was responsible for planning and coordinating implementation of major legal policy initiatives and advising the Attorney General on legal and policy matters. He also served as Counselor to the Attorney General. Dan received the Edmund Randolph Award, the highest award the U.S. Department of Justice confers on attorneys. 

Prior to his service at the U.S. Justice Department, Dan was Majority Chief Counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and also served on the U.S. Senate Government Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. 

Dan has taught law at George Washington University’s School of Law, Washington, D.C., and Columbia Law School, New York. He received his Bachelor and Juris Doctor degrees from American University, Washington, D.C., and his master’s degree from Oxford University (Keble College), England. Dan also attended La Universidad de Sevilla, in Spain. He serves on a variety of education-related non-profit boards. Dan and his wife Aerin live in the Washington, D.C. area and have four children.