Chris Brummer is the Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Director of Georgetown's Institute of International Economic Law. In this capacity, he oversees the school's highly regarded Fintech Week program, which brings policymakers, regulators and market participants to Washington discuss cutting edge developments in the sector.
Professor Brummer recently concluded a three year term as a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA, an organization empowered by Congress to regulate the securities industry, where his work was praised as making a significant contribution to advancing investor protection. He was then nominated twice by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and received unanimous approval for the post by the Senate Agriculture Committee prior to the 2017 election. The nomination was withdrawn by President Trump upon taking office.
Chris earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Before becoming a professor, he practiced law in the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine &Moore LLP. He has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute and was awarded the C. Boyden Gray Fellowship for Global Finance and Growth at the Atlantic Council, where he launched the think tank's Transatlantic Finance Initiative.