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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 (2015-2022), 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
  • Emerging Threats Capital Markets, Webinar, 9 June 2022
  • State of the NON-Union, Washington, DC, 7 April 2022
  • State & Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update, Las Vegas, NV, 10 February 2022
  • A Look From Both Sides of the Aisle, Las Vegas, NV, 9 February 2022
  • “Regulatory Policy: The Hill and ETFs,” K&L Gates ETF Think Tank, 9 December 2021
  • Why Satoshi Needs to Go to Washington: Hot Topics in Federal Digital Asset Public Policy, Webinar, 12 November 2021
  • State & Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update, Stowe, Vermont, 4 August 2021
  • Consumer Financial Services Symposium, Webinar, 9 July 2021
  • Retirement Policy In The New Administration, Webinar, 13 May 2021
  • State & Federal Legislative & Regulatory Update, Las Vegas, NV, 15 April 2021
  • The Future of Financial Services Regulation, Webinar, 17 December 2020
  • The Election Results: A Look Ahead at the Next Three Months, Webinar, 6 November 2020
  • Federal Financial Services Policy Update, Webinar, 9 September 2020
  • CARES Act Programs, Webinar, 29 April 2020
  • Emerging Markets Update on Cannabis Banking, Boston, MA, 17 February 2020
  • Federal Regulatory & Legislative Update, Las Vegas, NV, 6 February 2020.
  • Policy Developments Impacting FinTech, Pittsburgh, PA, 10 September 2019
  • Business at the Public-Private Intersection, Washington, DC, 26 August 2019
  • Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update, Sedona, AZ, 1 August 2019
  • “Legal Cannabis - The Money Problem,” New York, NY, 25 July 2019
  • Policy Development Impacting Receivables Management, Las Vegas, NV, 6 February 2019
  • “Taking Stock After the Mid-terms: Policy Developments Affecting the Financial Services Sector,” Washington, DC, 3 December 2018
  • December 2018 Consumer Financial Services Symposium (Washington, DC)
  • “Reexamining Dodd-Frank,” Washington, DC, 18 October 2018
  • Changes and Challenges at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fairfax, VA, 3 May 2018
  • U.S. Policy and Regulation in the Spotlight, Dublin, Ireland, 20 March 2018
  • Clear as Mud - Collection Industry Reform Trends at State and Federal Levels, Las Vegas, NV, 7 February 2018
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace: Examining Reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act, testimony before the Committee on House Administration, 7 December 2017, Washington, DC
  • The New World Order Created by Brexit and Trump, New York, NY, 2 November 2017
  • Opportunities in the New World Order, New York, NY, 6 March 2017
  • What Asset Managers Can Expect from the Trump Presidency, New York, NY, 28 February 2017
  • What’s Next for U.S. Policy & Regulation, Washington, DC, 27 February 2017
  • Where Are We in the CFPB Rulemaking Process?, Las Vegas, NV, 8 February 2017
  • Brexit + Trump = Animal Spirits Uncaged?, Webcast, 20 December 2016
  • Post-election Market & Policy Outlook, Washington, DC, 17 November 2016
  • The Trump Administration; Implications for Financial Services, Norwalk, CT, 14 December 2016
  • The Trump Administration Agenda, New York, NY, 16 December 2016
  • “The U.S. Presidential Election; Animal Spirits Uncaged?,” Washington, D.C., 15 November 2016
  • “Implications of Brexit and the U.S. election for asset management,” London, England, 7 July 2016
  • “‘Brexit’? Great challenges ahead for both UK and US post-Obama,” London, England, 9 March 2016
  • “Can Keynes’ animal spirits’ be tamed? Should they be? If so, at what cost?,” Washington, D.C., 1 February 2016
  • “Dodd-Frank Turns Five,” Washington, D.C., 17 November 2015
  • “Global Regulatory Reform; Animal Spirits Caged,” Washington, D.C., 11 November 2015
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