David Fialkov

David Fialkov is the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at NATSO.  In this capacity, Mr. Fialkov directs NATSO's legislative, regulatory, and legal strategy on a range of issues, including transportation, energy and fuels, labor, data security, and taxes.  Mr. Fialkov also oversees NATSO's political engagement program, including individualized legal and political counsel to member companies.
Prior to joining NATSO, Mr. Fialkov was the senior associate in the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice at the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C.  At Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov advised clients on legislative, regulatory, and political issues, as well as legal concerns.  His primary clients included trade associations representing the motor fuel wholesale and retail industries, including the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America.  Mr. Fialkov's focus was not only on the motor fuels business, but also the litany of other issues that retailers confront, including labor matters, foodservice issues, healthcare and employment issues, tax matters and data security.
Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School.  He received his B.S. Summa cum laude with highest honors from Clark University in Worcester, MA.  He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Allison, daughter Lilah and  son Allan Brennan. 
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NATSO Analysis: SEC Climate Disclosure Rule Members Only Join or Login

The SEC recently released its long-awaited proposed rule requiring public companies to disclose the risks from climate change that are reasonably likely to have material impacts on their businesses or financial condition.  While the 510-page proposal acknowledged that many companies already provide some of this information, the SEC expressed concern that existing disclosures are uneven and inadequate and that greater consistency, comparability, and reliability is needed. NATSO members may log in for an analysis of the proposed rule and its implications.  More

Appeals Court Removes OSHA ETS Stay; Travel Centers Should Prepare to Comply Members Only Join or Login

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