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Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee Member Biography
Michael Bradfield

Michael Bradfield served as General Counsel of the FDIC from 2009 to 2010 where he was in charge of the Legal Division, which is responsible for legal work on regulatory issues, as well as FDIC transactions, litigation, and corporate and commercial claims.

Before coming to the FDIC, Mr. Bradfield was a partner at Jones, Day, concentrating on domestic and international banking, mergers and acquisitions, federal bank regulatory matters, and international trade.

Mr. Bradfield served as General Counsel of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, serving as counsel to Chairman Paul Volcker and Chairman Alan Greenspan. He was responsible for the legal work of the Board, including the legal aspects of monetary policy formulation, regulation, litigation, enforcement, administration, and legislation.

Before becoming the Federal Reserve's General Counsel, Mr. Bradfield was in private law practice with Cole Corrette & Bradfield. From 1968 to 1975, he served as Assistant General Counsel of the Treasury Department where he participated in the formulation of international monetary and trade policy. He also worked with the Multilateral Development Banks and the International Monetary Fund.

Mr. Bradfield received his B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and an M.A. in International Affairs and a J.D. from Columbia University.

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