Dirck spent 8 years at a mid-sized firm where he led the Public Affairs & Strategic Alliances practice as its Assistant Vice President & Counsel. He oversaw a talented and diverse team of consultants and ran grassroots campaigns which involved stakeholders including consumer, disability, education, minority, rural, senior and small business organizations.
Dirck also worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative counsel to Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston, TX) where he supported the Congresswoman on matters before the Judiciary Committee and the Full House, including the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 1999 and the African Growth Opportunity Act of 1999.
Prior to serving as legislative counsel, Dirck practiced commercial litigation for the nation’s third largest multicultural law firm, Alexander, Bearden, Hairston & Marks, LLP. He was also a staff attorney with the FDIC’s Regulations and Legislation Section and an International Trade law clerk for the DC office of Gardner, Carlton & Douglas, LLP.
Prior to the practice of law, Dirck was a banker with the First National Bank of Maryland and participated in the International Trade Finance Trainee and Corporate Lending Officer Training programs. He also interned at Société Générale in Compiègne, France during his undergraduate studies.
At VOX, Dirck works with global telecommunications, financial services and energy-sector clients to identify public policy positions that are of mutual interest to elected officials and advocacy groups alike, including: promoting the ubiquitous deployment and adoption of broadband in the United States; developing global market incentives for carbon reduction; and implementing reasonable legislative and regulatory safeguards to prevent another global financial crisis.
Dirck is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law of The American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He also attended the Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France and interned at the global bank, Société Générale.
Dirck has taken to blowing the vuvuzela he acquired during a recent family trip to South Africa every opportunity he gets. When not trumpeting, Dirck loves fine cuisine, mountain biking, comic book collecting, numismatics and spending quality time with his beautiful wife, adorable daughter and son.