Steven Law

President and Chief Executive Officer, Senate Leadership Fund and American Crossroads

Steven Law brings two and a half decades of diverse experience in government, politics, ethics and management to his role as chief executive officer of Senate Leadership Fund, One Nation, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS – four organizations that have transformed the world of independent advocacy, inspired numerous imitators on the left and right, and helped elect and defend new leadership in Congress that is dedicated to the goals of limited government, free markets, and a safer, more prosperous America.

Prior to helping found these organizations, Law served as chief legal officer and general counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he led a highly successful grassroots advocacy campaign to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act; counseled the Chamber’s audit and employee benefits committees; designed new compliance programs on ethics, lobbying, and international activity; and oversaw the Chamber’s litigation portfolio.

Law was the deputy secretary of labor under President George W. Bush. In that role, he championed new financial transparency and ethics reforms for labor unions. He helped craft and promote Administration policy on Trade Adjustment Assistance, immigration reform, post-9/11 economic response and overtime regulatory reform. Law also led the Bush Administration’s management initiative to improve information technology usage across the federal government.

Law was the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 1998 and 2000 Senate election cycles. In this role, Law erased a massive leftover debt and led the NRSC to set new records for fundraising and political action.

Law began his political career with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), starting as McConnell’s legislative assistant on judiciary and campaign finance reform, manager of his first reelection campaign in 1990, chief of staff, and top adviser during McConnell’s chairmanship of the Senate Ethics Committee.

Law has appeared on numerous news programs, including Fox News, NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and Morning Joe, CNBC’s Kudlow Report, C-SPAN, and numerous news radio programs. His comments on politics, campaign finance and labor issues are quoted frequently in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Politico, The Hill, and Roll Call.

Steven Law received a B.A. cum laude in music from the University of California at Davis, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Law is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, New York (inactive), and the U.S. Supreme Court.

His Discussion Group is entitled “Democracy and its Discontents.

If you would like to speak to Steven Law you can find him during his office hours in Healy G-18. 

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