Lott Dod was the Neimoidian Senator of the Trade Federation from before the Invasion of Naboo to the beginning of the Clone Wars and a master of political and bureaucratic manipulation. He was extremely wealthy and was not afraid to show it, especially in the clothes he wore.
During the invasion of Naboo, Queen Amidala and Senator Palpatine entered the Senate Rotunda and announced to the Senate that the Trade Federation had invaded Naboo. Lott Dod exclaimed that the claims were outrageous and called for a commission to be sent to Naboo to obtain the truth on the matter, with Senator Aks Moe from Malastare agreeing with him. Seeing the Senate was stalling in properly dealing with the Federation and its invasion of her homeworld, Amidala called for a vote of no confidence in Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum, paving the way for Palpatine to win the Chancellorship.
A few years later, during the Separatist Crisis, Dod was involved in a horrible speeder "accident", which altered Dod's voice and appearance. Throughout the Clone Wars, Dod continued to represent the Federation in the Senate, claiming that their equipment was being co-opted without the permission of the governing board.