David Hanke

Mr. Dave Hanke serves as Staff Director of the U.S. House Select Committee on China, leading the work of the Committee’s 28-person majority staff in support of Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8).

Previously, Dave was a Partner at the law firm of ArentFox Schiff LLP, where he represented clients on matters involving foreign investment screening (CFIUS), strategic technology policy, supply chains, U.S.-China competition, and government relations.  Prior to that, he spent over 12 years on Capitol Hill, serving in a variety of senior national security staff positions, including as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and as Counsel for National Security Affairs to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX, then-Senate Majority Whip).  Dave was the staff architect of Senator Cornyn’s Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), as well as the original staff architect of “secure 5G” legislation that was later enacted as the Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019.  In addition, he previously served on the staff of the House International Relations Committee (Middle East Subcommittee), the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Committee on House Administration.

From 2004-2007, Dave served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a JAG officer, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for 11 months in 2005-2006, during which he served as the Brigade Judge Advocate for the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  Dave received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University (Bloomington), as well as a J.D. from Indiana University (Indianapolis).

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