Lott Dod was the Neimoidian senator who represented the Trade Federation in the Galatic Senate and was known for bureaucratic wrangling to further the Federation's aims and hinder the efforts of their enemies. Despite testimony to the contrary from Naboo's representatives Queen Amidala and Senator Palpatine, Dod denied any wrongdoing on the part of the Trade Federation. He demanded that an independent commission be appointed and to Naboo to ascertain the veracity of the Queen's claims.
Dod was involved in a speeder accident shortly before the Clone Wars, which necessitated both his resignation as senator and massive reconstructive surgery done to his face. He was replaced by Gilramos Libkath.