Dwight A. Fettig
Dwight A. Fettig is a Partner of Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig & Sears (PLFS), LLC. Fettig returned to the firm in January of 2013 after leaving the firm in 2010 to serve as Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs under the leadership of Chairman Tim Johnson.
As Chairman Johnson’s top staff member on the Committee, Fettig helped Johnson organize, staff, and set the agenda for the Committee. During Fettig’s tenure, the Committee undertook comprehensive oversight of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act by the banking regulators. The Committee also passed bipartisan bills such as reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the public transportation title of the Surface Transportation bill, legislation to further strengthen sanctions against Iran and Syria, as well as legislation to protect information provided to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and reduce the duplication of ATM fee disclosures. Fettig was also directly responsible for helping Chairman Johnson complete the confirmation process for more than 30 nominees that were sent to the Banking Committee in 2011 and 2012, including nominees at the Federal Reserve Board, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
Prior to joining the firm in July of 2009, Fettig served as Senior Policy and Legislative Advisor at Arnold & Porter LLP from April 2008 to June 2009. During his tenure, he developed and implemented legislative strategies for a number of clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Fettig played a key role in the firmís legislative and public policy practice with a focus on financial services issues, providing his clients with a legislative response to the turmoil in the financial markets.
Before joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Fettig was Senior Director of Government and Industry Relations at Freddie Mac, where he was responsible for outreach and advocacy to Senate Democrats and advised senior management on a range of issues on Capitol Hill, including corporate governance, Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) regulatory restructuring, insurance issues, anti-predatory lending and affordable housing legislation.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Fettig served as Legislative Director for Senator Tim Johnson from 1997 to 2003 and from 1995 to 1996 when Mr. Johnson was in the House of Representatives. In this capacity Fettig advised Senator Johnson on many legislative issues, including financial services, housing, appropriations, taxes, healthcare and energy. Fettig first joined the staff of then-Congressman Johnson in 1988.
A native of Bismarck, North Dakota, Fettig graduated with a B.A. degree in Political Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead.