• State University of New York, College at Buffalo, B.A., 1973
  • The State University of New York at Buffalo, M.B.A., 1978
  • The State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1978

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • D.C, Superior Court

David E. Franasiak


David Franasiak became a Principal of Williams & Jensen in 1992. As Vice President of Finance and a member of the Executive Committee since 1993, he is responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the firm, pension plans, and outside legal entities. Mr. Franasiak specializes in a legislative and administrative practice focused on tax, securities, financial institutions, and natural resources.

Professional Background

Mr. Franasiak has over twenty-five years of experience working on public policy issues with corporate executives, not-for-profit organizations, accounting firms, broker dealers, hedge funds, financial institutions, and associations.

Prior to joining Williams & Jensen, he was a Principal in the Office of the Chairman at Ernst & Young, working on tax, securities, and financial institution issues. From 1984 to 1987, he worked for British Petroleum on tax, finance, environment, and energy issues, and was Director of Tax at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1981 to 1984. Previous to this position, he served as Staff Director to the Tax Oversight Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee. Early in his career, Mr. Franasiak worked on the legislative staffs of a city and county legislature, and worked as a venture analyst for a large multinational corporation while completing his graduate work.

In addition to serving Williams & Jensen clients, Mr. Franasiak teaches a seminar at the University at Buffalo Law School’s New York City Program in Finance and Law; recent course topics focused on securitization, and the crisis in the capital markets.

He is actively involved in volunteering and fundraising related to Maryland state politics as well as many civic organizations. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the International Stock Exchange Executives Emeriti (ISEEE) and the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP).