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Daniel F. C. Crowley

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 for eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives in increasingly senior staff positions including general counsel, Office of the Speaker. Dan was a President George W. Bush appointee at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is nationally ranked for government relations by Chambers USA (2015-2020), and he is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Dan represents financial services providers, institutional investors, and trade associations on a broad range of policy issues including accounting and financial reporting, broker-dealer and securities trading, commodities and futures, consumer finance and mortgage banking, corporate governance, cyber security, data privacy, debt collection, depository institutions, derivatives and securitization, financial technology, hedge funds, insurance, international trade, investment management, and retirement security and 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 in Brussels, London, Washington, DC, and other financial policy centers. He also advises clients on campaign finance, government ethics, and congressional investigations

Prior to joining the firm as partner in September 2008, for five years Dan was chief government affairs officer at the Investment Company Institute, the national association of the mutual fund industry. Previously, he 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, Dan served as 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). From 1995 to 2001, he also was general counsel to the Young Republican National Federation, Inc. Following the historic 1994 election, he served as counsel to the House Republican Transition Team for personnel and restructuring issues. Crowley began his career as counsel to the Montgomery County delegation to the Maryland State Senate.

  • Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
  • Exchequer Club of Washington, D.C.
  • Women in Housing & Finance
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Military Police Corps, Honorable Discharge, 1986
  • “Regulatory Policy: The Hill and ETFs,” K&L Gates ETF Think Tank, December 9, 2021
  • The Future of Financial Services Regulation, Webinar, December 17, 2020
  • The Election Results: A Look Ahead at the Next Three Months, Webinar, November 6, 2020
  • Federal Financial Services Policy Update, Webinar, September 9, 2020
  • CARES Act Programs, Webinar, April 29, 2020
  • Emerging Markets Update on Cannibis Banking, Boston, MA, February 17, 2020
  • Federal Regulatory & Legislative Update, Las Vegas, NV, February 6, 2020.
  • Policy Developments Impacting FinTech, Pittsburgh, PA, September 10, 2019
  • Business at the Public-Private Intersection, Washington, DC, August 26, 2019
  • Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update, Sedona, AZ, August 1, 2019
  • “Legal Cannabis - The Money Problem,” New York, NY, July 25, 2019
  • Policy Development Impacting Receivables Management, Las Vegas, NV, February 6, 2019
  • “Taking Stock After the Mid-terms: Policy Developments Affecting the Financial Services Sector,” Washington, DC, December 3, 2018.
  • December 2018 Consumer Financial Services Symposium (Washington, DC)
  • “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
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