Michael K. Crossen


Michael K. Crossen, a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, is primarily engaged in providing corporate and transactional counsel and leading federal public affairs campaigns and initiatives for clients throughout the United States. Mike has spent more than 25 years practicing at the intersection of law, policy, government, and politics throughout the country.

Corporate Counsel and Transactions

Mike has served as outside general counsel to privately held companies throughout his career. He has also served as counsel to publicly held and private companies in the negotiation and structuring of mergers, acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, and other business initiatives. Mike has represented several healthcare and healthcare-related companies over the years as they have navigated the complex federal regulatory, coverage, and compensation systems.

He has also represented several dozen companies throughout their participation in various federal initiatives, including the Paycheck Protection Program, the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program, and the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Mike’s broad corporate and transactional practice routinely encompasses such sectors as health care (including representation of some of the past decade’s most innovative and disruptive sector participants), energy, agriculture, land use, and technology.

Public Affairs

Mike provides highly effective and informed government relations representation to clients, including private equity firms and hedge funds, and portfolio companies of each, and innovators in health care and energy. He works with members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and federal government agencies to shape and implement legislation and administrative action, and he has an extensive Republican public affairs presence across the United States. Mike’s government affairs experience includes representation of several key health care innovators, including those ushering in profound advancement in cancer therapy, prescription access and affordability, advanced prosthetics and orthotics, and health care information management.


Awards and Recognition

  • Continually (for more than 20 years) peer review rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system

Community Involvement

Mike has been highly active in various civic and political initiatives throughout his career, including serving as Finance Chair for several political campaigns throughout the country and serving on boards of various nonprofit organizations. Mike found particular purpose and takes great pride in his service as National Co-Chair of Finance for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Mike has served in similar roles for United States Senators, the Republican National Committee (Team 100), the National Republican Congressional Committee, and Massachusetts Governors and continues to be highly and prominently active in federal campaign finance.



17 January 2023 Newsletters

What’s Next in Washington? - January 2023 Edition

The dust from the 2022 Midterm Elections has settled and the 118th Congress has begun. Republicans were successfully able to flip control of the House and now have a 222-212 majority with one vacancy to be filled.
10 November 2022 Newsletters

The Results Are In... A Recap of the 2022 Midterm Elections and a Preview of the Lame-Duck Session

The House and Senate will likely end up being controlled by razor-thin margins, as the Democrats bucked the trend of losses for the President’s party.
03 October 2022 Newsletters

What’s Next in Washington? - October 2022 Edition

The 2022 Midterm Elections are a little over one month away and the races are tightening up. Democrats have seen their fortunes improve with a string of legislative victories and improving poll numbers for President Joe Biden.
08 September 2022 Newsletters

What’s Next in Washington? - September 2022 Edition

As September gets underway and Washington returns from a busy recess, important deadlines loom.
07 July 2022 Newsletters

What’s Next in Washington? - July Edition

With just a few short weeks left until August recess, there is no shortage of items on the congressional to-do list. The latest round of Supreme Court decisions has inspired new action within Congress to pass legislation prior to the month-long August recess.
01 June 2022 Legal News: Federal Public Affairs

What’s Next in Washington? - June Edition

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