Daraka Satcher

Daraka E. Satcher

Policy Advisor
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For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, Taylor English provides a natural environment for innovation and creativity. The aim here is to develop strategies for clients to succeed – period. Taylor English professionals always have the bigger picture in mind.

Daraka E. Satcher assists organizations by helping them understand government practices that affect their industry and their bottom line. Mr. Satcher’s scientific approach to analysis gives an unbiased perspective, which helps companies navigate market environments. His expertise in the legislative and regulatory process gives corporations increased freedom to operate, insight on cost avoidance, and market opportunity, which leads to higher productivity in pursuit of achieving their core business goals. 

As a Policy Advisor in Government Affairs, Mr. Satcher’s focus will be on helping his clients identify opportunities and threats, shaping their strategic positioning, and finding common ground with legislators.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Satcher served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this position, he managed the legislative and intergovernmental operations of the Office of the Secretary and the twelve Commerce bureaus, which includes the International Trade Administration and the Economic Development Administration, and served as a primary advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on legislative strategy and coordination with state and local governments.

Preceding his presidential appointment, Mr. Satcher worked in the U.S. Congress for eight years. He began his congressional career as a policy advisor to U.S. Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina, and subsequently served as a policy advisor to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. He then went on to serve as Legislative Director in the office of Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. Mr. Satcher concluded his time on Capitol Hill as the first Chief of Staff in Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson’s office where he managed all administrative and legislative operations.

Mr. Satcher also has extensive international experience, having participated in congressional delegation missions to China, Norway, French Guiana, and Japan. A 2014 graduate of Leadership Atlanta, he received his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Morehouse College, where he serves on the college’s Andrew Young Global Leadership Center Advisory Board. He also serves on the boards of Voorhees College, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the Georgia District Export Council, the Ghana International Chamber of Commerce, and the advisory board of Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized non-profit mental health treatment organization.

*Not admitted to practice in Georgia.


Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Board

Georgia District Export Council, Board

Voorhees College, Board

Ghana International Chamber of Commerce, Board

Andrew Young Global Leadership Center, Advisory Board

Skyland Trail, Advisory Board


Speaking Engagements


Morehouse College, BA, Political Science, 1996

Emory University School of Law, JD, Presidential Scholar, 1999