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Washington Office

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 as general counsel to then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and to House Oversight Committee Chairman Bill Thomas.  Mr. Crowley 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 (2015-2017), and he is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

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).

Phone: +1 202.778.9447

Stacy J. Ettinger

Stacy J. Ettinger is a Partner in the Washington DC office and directs K&L Gates’ trade policy practice. She has over 25 years of experience working with U.S. and foreign government officials and assisting businesses in navigating complex international trade legal, regulatory and compliance regimes. Stacy joined K&L Gates after serving as senior legal and policy advisor to Senate Democratic Leader, Charles Schumer, on international trade, investment, and regulatory issues, including food and product standards.

Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Stacy served as a trade negotiator, legal and policy advisor, and litigator at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she represented the United States in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, investigated and litigated unfair trade practices involving industrial and agricultural products, and managed complex federal rulemaking projects.

Stacy also represented the United States in more than 30 appearances in World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement proceedings.   Stacy routinely works with the firm’s international trade, infrastructure, energy, maritime, and financial services practice groups to provide coordinated services to clients on legal, policy, advocacy, and regulatory matters.

Phone: +1 202.778.9072