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Daniel F. C. Crowley

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Dan Crowley is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice is focused on public policy issues relating to financial services and capital markets, and he leads the firm’s global financial services policy practice. In the decade before joining K&L Gates, he led the government relations efforts at the Investment Company Institute, The Nasdaq Stock Market, and the National Association of Securities Dealers. Previously, he served as general counsel to then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and to House Oversight Committee Chairman Bill Thomas. Mr. Crowley was a Presidential appointee at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is nationally ranked for government relations by Chambers USA (2015-2018), and he is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Professional Background

Mr. Crowley represents financial services providers on a broad range of policy issues including accounting & financial reporting, broker-dealer & securities trading, commodities & futures, corporate governance, depository institutions, derivatives & securitization, hedge funds, insurance, investment management, mortgage banking & consumer finance, and retirement security & pensions. He leads the firm’s global financial services policy practice and facilitates coordination among these practice areas on behalf of the firm’s policy clients.

Prior to joining K&L Gates as partner in September 2008, for five years Mr. Crowley was chief government affairs officer at the Investment Company Institute, the national association of the mutual fund industry.  Previously, Mr. Crowley was vice president and managing director, Office of Government Relations, the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ).  He joined NASDAQ after managing government relations during the spin-off of NASDAQ from its former parent, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD, n/k/a FINRA).  Before joining NASD as vice president, Governmental Affairs, Mr. Crowley served for eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives in increasingly senior staff positions, including: general counsel, Office of Speaker Newt Gingrich; general counsel, Committee on House Oversight (Bill Thomas, Chairman); and minority counsel, Committee on House Administration (Bill Thomas, Ranking Member).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
  • SRI Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Washington
  • ABA Business Law Section Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
  • Exchequer Club of Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Military Police Corps, Honorable Discharge, 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, 2018 Consumer Financial Services Symposium, 3 December 2018.
  • “Reexamining Dodd-Frank,” Washington, DC, October 18, 2018
  • Changes and Challenges at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fairfax, VA, May 3, 2018
  • U.S. Policy and Regulation in the Spotlight, Dublin, Ireland, March 20, 2018
  • Clear as Mud - Collection Industry Reform Trends at State and Federal Levels, Las Vegas, NV, February 7, 2018
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace: Examining Reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act, testimony before the Committee on House Administration, December 7, 2017, Washington, DC
  • The New World Order Created by Brexit and Trump, New York, NY, November 2, 2017
  • Opportunities in the New World Order, New York, NY, March 6, 2017
  • What Asset Managers Can Expect from the Trump Presidency, New York, NY, February 28, 2017
  • What’s Next for U.S. Policy & Regulation, Washington, DC, February 27, 2017
  • Where Are We in the CFPB Rulemaking Process?, Las Vegas, NV, February 8, 2017
  • Brexit + Trump = Animal Spirits Uncaged?, Webcast, December 20, 2016
  • Post-election Market & Policy Outlook, Washington, DC, November 17, 2016
  • The Trump Administration; Implications for Financial Services, Norwalk, CT, December 14, 2016
  • The Trump Administration Agenda, New York, NY, December 16, 2016
  • “The U.S. Presidential Election; Animal Spirits Uncaged?,” Washington, D.C., November 15, 2016
  • “Implications of Brexit and the U.S. election for asset management,” London, England, July 7, 2016
  • “‘Brexit’? Great challenges ahead for both UK and US post-Obama,” London, England, March 9, 2016
  • “Can Keynes’ animal spirits’ be tamed? Should they be? If so, at what cost?,” Washington, D.C., February 1, 2016
  • “Dodd-Frank Turns Five,” Washington, D.C., November 17, 2015
  • “Global Regulatory Reform; Animal Spirits Caged,” Washington, D.C., November 11, 2015
  • “Regulatory, Legal and Reputational Risk,” Washington, D.C., October 15, 2015
  • “The Mid-Term Elections: What They Mean for Major National Policies,” Washington, D.C., October 30, 2014
  • “EU-US Financial Services: Regulatory Disharmony and the Way Forward,” Webinar, October 21, 2014
  • “Unprecedented Global Regulatory Threat to US Capital Markets/Asset Managers,” Santa Monica, CA, June 19, 2014
  • “Let’s Be Frank: How Dodd-Frank Impacts Real Estate Investors,” American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Vancouver, B.C., October 2013
  • “Federal Securities Laws in Perspective,” Washington, D.C., June 28, 2013
  • “The Visible Hand: The Impact of International Regulatory Reform on Financial Services,” Washington, D.C., December 10, 2012
  • “Political Landscape and Key Financial Services Regulatory Reform Issues,” Minneapolis, MN, December 11, 2012
  • “Election 2012 – What Happens Now? – A Post-Election Analysis Webinar and Luncheon,” November 9, 2012
  • “The Impact of Regulatory Reform on International Financial Services,” Roundtable Discussion, London, England, October 18, 2012
  • “The JOBS Act & Tick Sizes: Decimalization, Public Policy & the Impact on Asset Managers,” Webinar, October 10, 2012
  • “Financial Products in a New Regulatory Environment,” Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., January 19, 2012
  • “U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Working Towards Fundamental Reform,” Washington, D.C., December 14, 2011
  • “Dodd-Frank and Its Impact on the Investment Management Industry: One Year Later,” New York City, NY, December 6, 2011
  • “Investment Management in the Dodd-Frank Era,” Washington, D.C., November 11, 2011
  • “Where the New Rules Stand:  the Latest on the Long-Lasting Legacy of Dodd-Frank,” Washington, D.C., March 22, 2011
  • “The New World Order: Investment Management in the Dodd-Frank Era,” Boston, MA, January 13, 2011
  • “Highlights and Update on Regulatory Reform,” New York City, NY, December 7, 2010
  • “Perspectives on Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” Fairfax, VA, December 6, 2010
  • “Insight into the Recently Enacted Dodd-Frank Act,” San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2010
  • “The Brave New World: Investment Management Under Dodd-Frank,” Washington, D.C., October 27, 2010
  • “Recent Regulatory Changes in Washington,” Palm Beach, FL, October 26, 2010
  • “The Dodd-Frank Act: What Have They Done?” Washington, D.C., October 14, 2010
  • “Financial Services Reform in the US and Europe – Finding Your Way,” London, England, September 30, 2010
  • “The Politics of Dodd-Frank Rule Making – Comment Letters Are Not Enough,” Washington, D.C., September 16, 2010
  • “The Dodd-Frank Act: Investment-Related Provisions,” Boston, MA, September 14, 2010
  • “Overview of Proposed Federal Legislative Initiatives and Their Potential Impact on Mutual Funds,” New York City, NY, June 7, 2010
  • “Pending Derivatives Legislation,” Washington, D.C., February 24, 2010
  • “Rewriting the Rules of the Game: Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation,” Austin, TX, February10, 2010 and Dallas, TX, February 11, 2010
  • “The Obama Administration's Impact on Private Equity,” Charlotte, NC, November 6, 2009
  • “A Crisis of Confidence: Reforming Regulation,” Washington, D.C., November 4, 2009
  • “Legislative Landscapes and Reform Proposals Affecting Investment Advisers,” Philadelphia, PA, October 6, 2009
  • “A Crisis of Confidence, Reforming Regulation,” Washington, D.C., September 17, 2009.
  • “Financing Infrastructure, Alternative Energy and Other Public Facilities under the Federal Stimulus Act,” Washington, D.C., August 26, 2009
  • “Future of Industry Regulation & Hot Button Issues,” San Diego, CA, May 18, 2009
  • “The Obama Administration & The New Regulatory and Enforcement Environment,” Boston, MA, May 14, 2009
  • “Overview of the Current Economic Crisis & Prospects for Market Reforms,” Washington, D.C., May 7, 2009
  • “Today’s International Finance & Investment Markets,” New York City, NY, May 6, 2009
  • “The Federal Economic Recovery Plan,” Washington, D.C., April 7, 2009
  • “Overview of TALF and the Legacy Assets Investment Partnership Programs,” Washington, D.C., April 6, 2009
  • “Counterparty Risk Seminar: Overview of the Current Economic Crisis & Prospects for Market Reform,” Boston, MA, March 5, 2009
  • “Alphabet Soup: TARP, TLGP, and Their Ilk; What U.S. Bailout Dollars Mean for Real Estate,” webcast, February 25, 2009
  • “Critical Legal and Regulatory Issues for Investment Managers and Funds: the New U.S. Administration,” London, England, January 26, 2009
  • “The Impact of the New Administration on the Financial Services Industry,” webcast, January 21, 2009
  • “The Changing Financial Landscape,” webcast, January 15, 2009
  • “Financial Services Reform: Where Do We Go From Here?” New York City, NY, December 3, 2008
  • “Credit Crisis: U.S. Public Policy Responses,” international webcast from New York City, NY, December 2, 2008
  • “Credit Crisis: Public Policy Responses,” Boston, MA, October 30, 2008 and Washington, D.C., November 3, 2008