UofL graduate named McConnell’s legal counsel

(March 11, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Daniel Cameron, a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, has been named legal counsel for Sen. Mitch McConnell effective March 2.
UofL graduate named McConnell’s legal counsel

Daniel Cameron

McConnell, a 1964 graduate of UofL, serves as the Senate Majority Leader in the U. S. Senate.

A native of Elizabethtown, Cameron earned a spot in UofL’s McConnell Scholars Program when he was still a student at John Hardin High School. The scholars program gave Cameron a chance to spend some time with the senatorand other policy leaders.

“When I first met him, I knew he was somebody I wanted to emulate. I have held him in high regard since the first time I met him,” Cameron said.

During his time at UofL, Cameron also was a Cardinal football player and Harlan Scholar and participated in the law school’s most prestigious student activities—the Moot Court Board, Law Review and Student Bar Association.

He has twice served as a student intern for McConnell. His second internship was under the wing of then-Legal Counsel Russell Coleman.

After graduating cum laude from Brandeis, Cameron clerked for a federal judge and then took a position in the Louisville office of the law firm Stites & Harbison PLLC, where he spent a little over a year before the job offer came from McConnell’s office.

“I was taken aback by the opportunity to work for the majority leader of the U.S. Senate. I was surprised and humbled and honored all at the same time. I will be forever grateful that he extended this opportunity to me,” Cameron said.

In addition to McConnell and Cameron, other UofL graduates in the senator’s office include: Robert Steurer, communications director; Stephanie Penn, press secretary; Tim Thomas, field representative; and Amanda Lawrence and Erin Palmer, constituent service representatives.

Cameron is the son of Von and Sandra Cameron of Elizabethtown.