David Crane

Senior Policy Advisor


David Crane manages a government relations practice focused primarily on financial services, energy, intellectual property and tax issues. He is a legislative and public policy specialist with over 25 years of experience working at the highest levels in the United States Congress, national and state politics. Crane has extensive experience representing many of the largest financial services entities and trade associations on every aspect of financial services legislation and regulation both before Congress and regulators. The list of past and current clients includes: Bank of America, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citizens Financial Group, State Farm Insurance, Financial Services Roundtable, The Clearing House, Securities Industry and Fund Manager’s Association, National Installment Lenders Association as well as numerous issue-based industry coalitions.

On Capitol Hill, Crane served as senior domestic policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. He also served as senior advisor to Senator John McCain, including as professional staff on the Senate Commerce Committee and as senior domestic policy advisor to Senator McCain’s presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008. Crane also served as legislative director for Senator Dan Coats of Indiana. In each of these capacities, Crane was responsible for handling banking and financial services as part of his legislative portfolio.

Crane started his career in Washington working for the National Republican Senatorial Committee under then-Chairman Senator Phil Gramm (TX). A native of Indiana, Crane worked on a number of statewide political campaigns in the Hoosier state and held private sector positions in commercial real estate and broadcasting before moving to Washington. He is the father of 3 sons and lives with his wife, Chris, in Alexandria, Virginia.


Crane holds a degree in political science from Ball State University.