Chris Brummer is Agnes N. Williams Professor of Law and the Director of Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law. As a professor, advisor, board member and advocate, Chris has lent his expertise to policymakers, founders, startups, and nonprofits around the world grappling with some of the most challenging puzzles facing innovation, regulation, and inclusion. His work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, Marketwatch, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Yahoo Money, Roll Call, Cointelegraph, and Coin Desk, among others.

Chris’s public service and volunteer work extend across government. In addition to serving as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Subcommittee on Virtual Currencies and the Consultative Working Group for the European Securities and Markets Authority’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee, Chris has served as a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA. Most recently, he served as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition team, assisting in leading work streams relating to financial technology, racial equity and systemic risk for the Treasury ART. He is currently the Co-Chair of CNAS Task Force on FinTech, Crypto, and National Security.

A frequent speaker and lecturer, Chris was asked to deliver the keynote speech for the SEC’s Black History celebration in 2021, and FinCEN’s Black History celebration in 2022.

Chris graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, holds a J.D. with honors from Columbia Law School and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is the author or editor of several books, including Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory and Monetary Perspectives and Fintech Law in a Nutshell.

Chris is the host of CQ Roll Call’s Fintech Beat podcast, and founder of Washington DC’s Fintech Week, an annual free event for the public.

Scholarship

Featured Scholarship

Chris Brummer, Fintech Law in a Nutshell (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic Publishing 2020).
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Chris Brummer, What Do the Data Reveal About (the Absence of Black) Financial Regulators? (Brookings Inst., Working Paper, Sept. 2020).
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Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives (Chris Brummer ed., New York: Oxford University Press 2019).
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Chris Brummer & Yesha Yadav, Fintech and the Innovation Trilemma, 107 Geo. L.J. 235-307 (2019).
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Chris Brummer & Rachel Loko, The New Politics of Transatlantic Credit Rating Agency Regulation, in Transnational Financial Regulation After the Crisis 154-176 (Tony Porter ed., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2014).
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