Michael K. Crossen is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice focuses on public affairs.

Michael provides government relations representation to clients, including private equity firms and hedge funds, and portfolio companies of each. He works with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to shape legislation and administrative action and has a Republican public affairs presence across the United States.

Michael also offers general counsel and strategic advice to various corporations, with concentrations in commercial and business transactions, in the areas of health care, energy, finance (debt and equity), corporate governance, government relations, regulatory, environmental, real estate development and land use law.

In addition, Michael handles transactional negotiations and dispute resolutions, as well as business and real estate purchase agreements, loan and surety agreements and settlement agreements. He represents businesses before boards and administrative agencies and in all forms of dispute resolution.

Michael’s civic and political involvements include:

  • Finance chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Finance Committee (2016-2018)
  • National co-chair of finance, Senator Kelly Ayotte
  • Board of Overseers, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Finance chair (co-chair), Scott Brown for U.S. Senate Committee
  • Finance chair (co-chair), Baker for Governor (Massachusetts, 2009-2010)
  • National co-chair of finance (Team 100), Republican National Committee (2009-2010)
  • National co-chair of finance, McCain for President (2007-2008)
  • Finance chair, Swift Committee, Governor Jane Swift (1998-2001)
  • Board member, Cape and Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Board member, Heritage Museum and Gardens, Sandwich, MA (2010-2013)
  • Board member, Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (1992-1994)
  • Board member, Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Board (1992-1994)


Michael has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™ since 2001, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.


Michael earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 1986). He received his undergraduate degree from Assumption College (B.A., 1986).


Michael is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.