Irving E. Daniels, Jr.

Irving E. Daniels, Jr.

Managing Director

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Irving E. Daniels, Jr., Managing Director at Prime Policy Group, brings more than two decades of Washington financial services and political experience to help clients achieve their policy and practice goals before Congress, regulatory agencies, and the Executive Branch. Irving joins Prime with seasoned experience and expertise garnered from working on Capitol Hill, in city government, and for three leading financial services trade associations in senior executive policy positions.

Prime Points

Prime Points

  • Two decades of Washington political experience in public and private sectors
  • Legislative Counsel, Rep. Floyd Flake, House Banking Committee (now Financial Services Committee)
  • Legislative Fellow, Rep. Charlie Rangel, Chair, House Ways & Means Committee, and the Congressional Black Caucus
  • C-Suite executive, trade associations representing a range of financial services clients, small-dollar and online lenders, large integrated financial services companies, asset managers, and institutional investors before Congress and regulatory agencies
  • Led financial industry coalition initiatives to serve client interests through outreach, strategic communications, and engagement with civic groups and faith-based organizations
Differentiating Skills

Differentiating Skills

  • Created CEO/executive regulatory reform working group that won changes included in the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Led an industry grassroots coalition campaign that generated nearly 1 million comment letters opposing a CFPB anti-industry rule to restrict access to credit to unbanked communities. This action help delay the file rule until the industry secured a more favorable regulatory environment
  • Successfully advocated DOJ to reverse a policy forcing corporations to waive attorney-client privilege in certain circumstances
  • Managed cross-functional tactical teams for Amtrak, promoting acceptance and usage of its Acela high-speed train, including public relations, issue advertising, grassroots outreach, and public speaking
Past Experience

Past Experience

  • SVP, External Affairs, Community Financial Services Association (CFSA)
  • VP, Marwood Group (market research)
  • VP, Banking & Securities, Financial Services Roundtable (now Bank Policy Institute)
  • Director, Government Affairs, AMTRAK
  • Legislative Counsel, American Bar Association
  • Legislative Counsel, Rep. Floyd Flake, House Banking Committee (now House Financial Services Committee)
  • Legislative Fellow, Rep. Charlie Rangel, House Ways & Means Committee and Congressional Black Caucus
  • Judicial Law Clerk, DC Superior Court
  • Legislative Assistant, Judiciary Committee, DC City Council
  • Financial Analyst, Office of the Controller (now Office of the CFO), DC Government
Education

Education

  • JD, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC
  • BS (Finance), The University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • Irving is from a big Washingtonian family, the 3rd generation born and bred here
  • His most fun job was working for the DC City Council — local government in action!
  • Favorite leisure activities — cycling, hiking, Pilates reformer and travel
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Irving E. Daniels, Jr., Managing Director at Prime Policy Group, brings more than two decades of Washington financial services and political experience to help clients achieve their policy and practice goals before Congress, regulatory agencies, and the Executive Branch. Irving joins Prime with seasoned experience and expertise garnered from working on Capitol Hill, in city government, and for three leading financial services trade associations in senior executive policy positions.

Irving combines his substantive experience, and communications acumen with a bipartisan network of essential Washington relationships on Capitol Hill, the financial services regulatory agencies, and the Administration to strategically counsel and support our corporate clients.

Irving’s career started as a Legislative Fellow for Congressman Charlie Rangel, who was Dean of the New York delegation, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. After his fellowship, Irving was offered the position of Legislative Counsel for Congressman Floyd Flake on the House Banking Committee (now the Financial Services Committee). During his time on Capitol Hill and in the private sector, Irving was involved in the Dodd-Frank Act and several other major financial reform laws and regulation. Irving enjoys helping clients achieve their policy objectives through subject matter counsel, political strategy, media savvy and grassroots engagement.

He is a native Washingtonian, currently residing in the Historic Shaw/Le Droit Park neighborhood. His active lifestyle includes biking, hiking, Pilates reformer, and traveling.

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