Michael Bradfield

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Michael Bradfield
Occupation Former General Counsel
Employer Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Michael Bradfield served as the general counsel for the FDIC from May 2009 to August 2010.[1]


Before he joined the FDIC, Bradfield was a partner at Jones Day, where he specialized in domestic and international banking, mergers and acquisitions, federal bank regulatory matters, and international trade.[2]

He served as general counsel of the Federal Reserve Board from 1981 to 1988, working under Federal Reserve Chairmen Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan. His responsibilities as general counsel included the legal aspects of monetary policy formulation, regulation, litigation, enforcement, administration, and legislation. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, he was in private law practice at the now-defunct Cole Corrette and Bradfield.[3]

Bradfield served as the Treasury Department's assistant general counsel from 1968 to 1975, focusing on international monetary and trade policy. He has also worked with the Multilateral Development Banks and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He was named to the FDIC Advisory Committee on June 3, 2011.[4]


Bradfield received his B.A. from Union College and his M.A. in International Affairs and J.D. from Columbia University.


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  2. Michael Bradfield Appointed FDIC General Counsel. FDIC.
  3. General Counsel Michael Bradfield Departing From FDIC. Law.com.
  4. Press Release. The Investment Authority.