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Drew Cantor

Drew Cantor

Drew’s strategic thinking and knowledge of politics and the legislative process has added incredible value to our government relations team and our entire firm.

Drew brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, public policy and legislative strategy. A former senior Senate Republican leadership staffer, he knows how leadership thinks and how to navigate the process, substance, and politics associated with public policy.

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At a Glance

Career Highlights

  • Senior Communications Advisor, Senate Republican Conference
  • Vice President/Director of Federal Affairs, American Insurance Association

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Budget
  • Taxes
  • Economy

Key Legislation

  • Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
  • Trade Promotion Authority
  • Optional Federal Charter
  • 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief Bills

Education

  • BA, Bucknell University

Biography

Drew Cantor joined Peck Madigan Jones in January 2008 with more than 15 years of government and public affairs experience. During his service on Capitol Hill, Drew served on the senior staff of the Senate Republican Conference for almost five years, serving two Conference Chairs – former Senators Connie Mack (R-FL) and Rick Santorum (R-PA). During this tenure, he regularly interacted with Members of the Republican caucus on the Senate floor, in conference meetings and at hearings. He was part of the leadership team that helped to set the agenda in the United States Senate. Prior to joining the firm, Drew was Vice President and Director of Federal Affairs for the American Insurance Association (AIA). In that capacity, he worked with AIA’s top management and member companies on priority issues such as Optional Federal Charter legislation, Terrorism Risk Insurance and matters pertaining to credit-based insurance scoring.

Drew focuses on a wide range of clients from the financial services sector to technology to tax policy. He has extensive experience in advising clients on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He ran issue campaigns around Dodd-Frank implementation issues such as the fiduciary duty rule for investment advisers, derivatives regulation, the Qualified Residential Mortgage rule and the process of designating systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). For the firm’s tech clients, he works on an array of privacy issues and specifically worked on the USA Freedom Act that was enacted in late 2015. He is also heavily involved in tax matters affecting multinational corporations.