David M. Landers is vice president, government relations. In this capacity, David is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of MFA’s political and advocacy outreach efforts before the Executive Branch, Congress and relevant regulatory agencies. David works directly with Roger Hollingsworth, MFA’s executive vice president and managing director, government relations, to help devise MFA’s legislative and regulatory priorities and initiatives.
David joined MFA from Credit Suisse, where he served as director for external affairs and public policy for four years. Before joining Credit Suisse, David worked at MetLife, serving as assistant vice president for government and industry relations and was responsible for representing the company on a range of securities, banking and insurance issues. Prior to his tenure at MetLife, David served for four years as senior associate for the law firm of Williams & Jensen, P.C. David has also served as a staffer on Capitol Hill for six years, most recently as chief counsel for the Senate District of Columbia appropriations subcommittee and handling tax, budget, international trade, and banking legislative responsibilities for former Senator Lauch Faircloth (R-NC). David also worked for U.S. Rep. Fred Heineman (R-NC) and Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA). David holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University in Durham, NC and J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA, and is admitted to the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.