Craig Engle joined Arent Fox’s government relations practice after a distinguished career on Capitol Hill. He has extensive experience advising Bar Associations, law firms, ideological groups, and corporations on legal, legislative, political and communications issues. Craig serves as the firm’s PAC Director and Treasurer.
In 2003, Craig was chosen by 14 state governments to author a Supreme Court amicus brief in the controversial McCain-Feingold litigation.
Craig served as General Counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) from 1995-2000; in that capacity he was responsible for the legal matters of a $90 million-per-cycle Republican National Political Party Committee. He acted as counselor to Members of the US Senate, their campaign committees, and candidates on all aspects of election and office-holder laws, including Federal Election Commission (FEC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), lobbying, ethics, incorporation, insurance, and other matters.
From 1986-1995 Craig served at the Federal Election Commission as Executive Assistant to a Commissioner, where he oversaw litigation and enforcement matters brought under the Federal Election Campaign Act.