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David K. Karnes

Of Counsel

Former United States Senator David Karnes focuses his practice on banking, general corporate law, governmental relations, federal legislative and regulatory law and international law.

At the federal level, Senator Karnes’ governmental practice involves healthcare, defense, banking, agriculture, appropriations and a wide range of other domestic Congressional matters.

During his Senate tenure, Senator Karnes served as a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and the Small Business Committee. He served as a White House Fellow, as a member of the domestic policy staff of the White House, as a senior official of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, as a member of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations and as counsel to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board – Washington, D.C.

He also served as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the $30 billion Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka.


Government Service:
  • United States Senator
  • White House Domestic Policy Staff
  • Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Counsel to Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Chairman, Tenth District Federal Home Loan Bank
  • U.S. DOT/FAA Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), member