Member Profile - Frank Salinger

Membership Level

Sustaining Member




Business Phone




1629 K St NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, United States

Law School

U. of Baltimore

Practice Area 1

Financial Institutions

Practice Area 2

Government Relations

Practice Area 3

Public Affairs



Frank Salinger runs a boutique law practice helping financial services companies and their trade associations unravel federal and state legislative and regulatory knots that impede business. His practice specializes in legislative and regulatory analysis and political strategy.

Before establishing his practice, he headed the government relations department for a leading issuer of MasterCard® consumer and small business payment cards where he also served as chief corporate compliance officer and directed the community reinvestment act functions.

Frank formerly headed the government relations programs for the American Financial Services Association and the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association. His experience as a legislative staffer, operations-oriented financial services lawyer, chief corporate compliance officer and outside director of an FDIC-insured state chartered bank gives him a real world overview of policy challenges facing business.

A frequent speaker on financial services, political and lobbying issues, Frank has presented at American Bar Association meetings in Chicago, New York, London, and Washington, DC. He has addressed groups including: Association of Finance Banks of Argentina, Japan Association of Finance Houses, Manufactured Housing Institute, Merchant’s Research Council, National Association of Industrial Bankers, National Home Equity Mortgage Association, National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators, Women Impacting Public Policy, Women in Government Relations, as well as state banking and financial services associations throughout the country.

A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, he is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and has AVVO rating of “Superb” in the government lawyer category.

Frank & Susan Salinger Cultural Initiative

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