David Helfenbein is a strategic communication and public policy expert with a law degree who is focused on crisis and litigation communication, public affairs and government relations. David has worked in both the public and private sectors. He served in the Obama administration for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a special assistant and social media coordinator, where he helped to rebrand the State Department’s web and social media presence. He has also worked in Hillary Clinton's Senate and campaign offices, for MSNBC’s Morning Joe, DKC PR and the Brookings Institution. David speaks frequently about political polarization and the relationship between public figures, politics and the media. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law.