Chris Brummer is a Georgetown law professor and author. He also lectures widely on financial inclusion and equity, financial regulation and global governance. His views regularly inform a wide array of conversations, from diversity in regulatory agencies and corporate boards to cutting edge issues in financial technology and international regulatory and monetary diplomacy. 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 started his career at Cravath Swaine and Moore LLP, and now serves as the Faculty Director of the Institute of International Economic Law. For more than a decade, he has lent his expertise to industry leaders, nonprofits and policymakers, and offered his insights as to how firms and governments can best understand and react to new developments and challenges in the financial system.

Aside from working as a professor and spearheading multiple initiatives related to financial regulation, he also served as both 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 also concluded a three-year term as a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA.

Chris served most recently 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.

Chris holds multiple degrees, including a J.D. with honors from Columbia Law School and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is also the author or editor of several books, including Soft Law and the Global Financial System, Minilateralism, 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.


Featured Scholarship

Chris Brummer, Fintech Law in a Nutshell (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic Publishing 2020).
Chris Brummer, What Do the Data Reveal About (the Absence of Black) Financial Regulators? (Brookings Inst., Working Paper, Sept. 2020).
Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives (Chris Brummer ed., New York: Oxford University Press 2019).
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).