David Crane

David Crane

Chair, VP of Government Affairs and Senior Corporate Counsel at Autodesk, Inc.

David Crane is Vice President of Government Affairs and Senior Corporate Counsel at Autodesk, where he leads the company’s global government affairs team. Before coming to Autodesk in 1999, he was an associate at Mayer Brown.

Crane also served as Vice President of Public Policy and Research at People for the American Way, a civil liberties advocacy organization, where he managed public policy research and policy programs. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and Religion from Southern Methodist University, his Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard, and his J.D. from Georgetown University.