Adjunct Professor of the Practice

Larry Stein is Senior Vice President for Policy Affairs at Capital One Financial Corporation. Stein has been with the Fortune 200 financial services company since 2003, and is responsible for Federal, State, and local government relations, regulatory relations, and the public policy dimension of corporate reputation management. He guided the company’s engagement with the Executive Branch, the Congress and the banking regulators through the financial crisis of 2008 to 2010. He sits on the company’s Corporate Reputation Committee, served on the Executive Task Force that overhauled the company’s compensation and job structure, and managed the company’s Legal Department during its search for a new Deputy General Counsel in 2006.

During the second term of the Clinton Administration, Stein served as Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs. Stein was President Clinton’s chief lobbyist during the tumultuous period of impeachment and the war in Kosovo. He sat on the Clinton Economic team and was a lead participant in the budget negotiations with the Congressional majority in both 1998 and 1999.

After leaving the Clinton Administration in 2000, Stein joined the Nasdaq Stock Market as Senior Vice President for Strategic and International Development. During his time at Nasdaq, Stein helped lead efforts to establish stock exchanges in Japan and Europe. He worked closely with Nasdaq’s largest issuers, including Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Applied Materials and Sun Microsystems. He also worked with leaders at the Deutsche Bourse, the Osaka Stock Exchange, and the London Stock Exchange in Nasdaq’s effort to establish a global market.

Through a 33-year career in government and business, Stein has worked on a wide range of financial, tax and budgetary issues including Dodd-Frank, the Andrews Air Force Base Budget Summit, multiple budget, tax and trade bills, the repeal of Glass-Steagel, the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate accountability act and the impeachment of the President in 1998 and 99.

Previous to his White House years, Stein served as Minority Leader Tom Daschle’s Policy Director. Before joining Daschle in 1995, Stein had been Staff Director and Communications Director of the Senate Budget Committee from 1988 through 1994.

Stein rejoined Daschle’s staff as Senior Economic Advisor to the Senate Democratic Caucus in early 2002 after Democrats had regained the Senate majority in 2001.

Stein graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Allegheny College and was awarded a University Scholarship to Vanderbilt University where he received his Masters. He also did Ph.D. research at Vanderbilt and was a Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant from 1973 through 1978.

Stein is married to Lisa Zinninger and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Leah.