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I'm Frank Salinger and I've spent over 30 years helping companies unravel the federal and state legislative and regulatory knots that impede business. The essence of legislative and regulatory analysis is simple: What is the author’s intent? How will impact your company? Is the proposal legally sound? Does it have unintended consequences that will impact your business, your customers and other stakeholders? What can and should you do to influence the outcome?


I offer the political background and skill sets you need to win in Washington, the state capitals and before the federal agencies. Unlike large firms, you won’t be paying someone fresh out of school to learn their craft. I'll implement the strategies and tactics to solve your problem and achieve your goal. If I can’t help you, I’ll tell you and suggest alternatives. To reach me or to subscribe to my newsletter about business and politics, please contact me using the form below. Let's get started.


Practice areas


  1. Government: 90%
    41 years
  2. Corporate: 10%
    41 years

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1629 K St NW Ste 300
Washington, DC, 20006


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2014
ListedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2011
ListedWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2009
ListedWho's Who In American Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSalinger Law Practice2009 - Present
Vice President Government RelationsAdvanta Corporation1992 - 2009
Candidate for Judge of the Orphan's CourtRepublican Party of Howard County, MD1986 - 1986
Vice President, General Counsel & Director of Government AffairsAmerican Financial Services Association1980 - 1992
Government Relations CounselTruck Trailer Manufacturers Association1979 - 1980
Associate Legislative CounselMortgage Bankers Association1978 - 1978
Associate CounselAmerican Finance System1978 - 1979
City Councilman & Planning CommissionerLaurel, Maryland1976 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Republican National Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2002 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember2000 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American League of LobbyistsChair, Financial Services Section1995 - 1997
American Bankruptcy InstituteFormer Board of Directors1986 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Greenwood Trust Company v. Commonwealth if Massachusetts; 971 F.2d 818 (1st Cir. 1992)The Third Circuit found in favor Greenwood supported by amicus curiae.
Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S, 298 (1992)Amicus Curaie supported the victorious Petitioner.
Ford Motor Credit Co. v. Department of Revenue, Florida; 500 U.S. 172 (1991)Supreme Court found in favor of Florida
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Publication nameTitleDate
68 Consumer Fin. Law Quarterly Report Report 2, 3The Consumer Finance Market as a Reflection of Growing Income Disparity in America: The Social Benefits and Costs2015
Reading Materials: George Mason AGEP Public Policy Institute on Financial Services RegulationThe Short Legislative History of “Abusive” Acts or Practices (or Why Are We Here, Anyway?) Reading Materials2012
UAFS MonographThe Separation of Banking & Commerce,2006
48 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 4Financial Services Providers in the 1990s: Consumer Finance Companies1994
Executive Enterprises publicationsA Guide To The Consumer Bankruptcy Code (with Robert E. McKew and Alvin O. Wiese1989
Executive Enterprises publicationsFederal Regulation of Consumer Credit (with Robert Green)1989
Executive Enterprises publicationsState Regulation of Consumer Credit (with Robert Green)1989
Bankers Desk Reference (ed. 1985)-Warren, Gorham & LamontNew Creditor Protection in Consumer Bankruptcy (with Robert B. Evans and Vernon L. Evans)1985
The ABA Business Lawyer-39 Bus. Law. 1175 (1984)Recent Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy Law (with Vernon L. Evans)1984
Truck Trailer/Body BuildersFlexing Your Federal Muscle1980
Modern Bulk TransporterProducts Liability: Everybody's Problem1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Host/Moderator for National TeleconferenceFormer White House Counsel Peter Wallison: Hidden in Plain Sight: The Wall Street Crash2015
AFSA-NACCA State Government Relation & Legal Issues ForumSubprime Auto Finance2015
32nd American Financial Services Independents Conference & ExpoThe Consumer Financial Protection Board and Your Business2015
Host/Moderator for National TeleconferenceAuthor & Law Professor Chris DeRose discussing The Presidents’ War: Six American Presidents & the Civil War that Divided Them2014
Host/Moderator for National TeleconferenceSenate Judiciary Update w/Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)2014
Automobile Finance ConferenceRegulation of Data Brokers2014
15th National Policy ConferenceModerator, Attorney Generals Panel: The View from the States: Preserving the Sovereignty of the States in the face of Federal Inaction, Indifference-and Interference.2014
National Election Law SeminarCommunications Training for Lawyers2013
National Association of Industrial Bankers Annual ConferenceFederal Lobbyist Panelist2013
Host/Moderator, National TeleconferenceThe IRS Scandal w/Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)2013
Host, National TeleconferenceRep. Pete Olson (R-TX) discussing H.Res 411 to Impeach Attorney General Eric Holder.2013
Host, National TeleconferenceProfessor Josh Blackman of South Texas College of Law and author of the Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare2013
Conference on Personal Finance Law Fisher Memorial Lecture at ABA Business Law SectionThe Consumer Finance Market as a Reflection of Growing Income Disparity in America: The Social Benefits and Costs2013
WHF Brown Bag Lunch SeriesState Legislative Issues in the Banking/Financial Services Arena2012
Public Policy Conference on the Economics of Consumer ProtectionDodd-Frank Developments Update2012
Institute on Financial Services RegulationDefining “Abusive” in Abusive Practices2012
AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference & ExpositionInsights from Inside the Beltway2012
Address to Argentine Consumer Finance ExecutivesThe US Savings & Loan Crash & Regulatory Policy1989
American Bar Association Annual Convention London, UKElectronic Banking & The Consumer: General Law1985