Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that partner Keith Bradley has been appointed co-chair of the firm’s Appellate & US Supreme Court Practice. He joins partner Lauren Kuley, who has served as co-chair since 2019. The role transitioned from Benjamin Beaton, whom last week was sworn in as a US District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.
“With an energetic, client-first approach, Keith has distinguished himself as a skilled litigator and appellate practitioner,” said John A. Burlingame, global co-chair of the Litigation Practice. “Together with Lauren, we are confident they will continue to drive forward our ever-stronger national appellate team to serve clients in their critical, and at times, high-risk disputes.”
“At a time when the US is poised to face sweeping environmental and energy regulatory changes, our lawyers, clients and the firm at large, will deeply benefit from Keith’s leadership, legal acumen and depth of industry knowledge,” added Mitchell R. Berger, global co-chair of the Litigation Practice.
Mr. Bradley represents companies and individuals in appeals before federal and state courts around the country. He specializes in challenges to regulatory policy, and has achieved substantial results in litigation across a spectrum of agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Energy (DOE), among others. Mr. Bradley also counsels clients on regulatory compliance and represents them before US federal and state agencies across multiple regulatory regimes.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bradley served as a senior advisor to the General Counsel of the DOE where he organized the defense of significant regulatory challenges and advised on important department regulatory reforms, such as those in energy conservation and nuclear export controls. Before joining DOE, Mr. Bradley was counsel in the Legal Division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he helped draft significant regulations, counseled senior agency executives on administrative and constitutional law, and worked with enforcement teams on some of the bureau’s most significant matters. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bradley served as a law clerk at the US Supreme Court for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit for Judge Janice Roger Brown.
“Keith’s ability to integrate three critical perspectives – as in-house counsel and in the public and private sectors – will be a powerful addition to our team. I am delighted to work in tandem with Keith to continue leveraging our appellate expertise in important courts across the US and provide sophisticated legal advocacy before, during and after trial,” said Ms. Kuley.
“I look forward to building upon the momentum established by Lauren and Ben, as we focus our attention to expansion across the US, particularly in growing markets such as Colorado and the Southeast,” said Mr. Bradley. “Our strength lies in our national team of litigators – including former high-ranking government officials and state and federal appellate law clerks - who can draw upon first-hand experience when counseling clients who are facing government enforcement and actions in Washington DC and across the US.”