Katelynn Bradley’s practice covers the waterfront of regulatory, legislative and legal issues that clients in the financial services industry, and particularly in the capital markets industry, face in Washington. She provides sharp counsel and strategic policy advice to companies as they engage Congress and federal agencies, drawing on her experience drafting—and making legal challenges to—federal policy during her work for the House Financial Services Committee, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and a leading nonpartisan watchdog organization.
Most recently, Katelynn served as the director of investor and capital markets policy for the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives. She leveraged her technical command of existing U.S. law and understanding of industry needs to negotiate and advise members of Congress on over two dozen bills addressing capital markets, securities and investment issues that have been signed into law, including the Small Business Credit Availability Act. During her time as majority staff on the committee, she also drafted, revised or provided guidance on over 50 bills under consideration by the House or Senate. Guided by Democratic policy objectives, she identified and analyzed emerging issues for review and congressional action, including processes within the SEC and other agencies. She worked with a wide variety of stakeholders, including public companies, stock exchanges, broker-dealers, clearing agencies, investment advisers, retail and institutional investors, and investment companies, to promote the integrity of capital markets.
Before her time in Congress, Katelynn was an attorney for a nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog organization, where she drafted amicus curiae briefs that challenged rules promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Prior to this role, she served at the SEC, where she assisted in the rulemaking process for Titles VII and VIII of the Dodd-Frank Act.