Keith Bradley represents companies before US federal and state agencies across a spectrum of regulatory regimes and litigates challenges to administrative and regulatory decisions. As a senior advisor to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Keith organized the defense of significant regulatory challenges and advised on important department regulatory reforms, such as those in energy conservation and nuclear export controls. He advised on complex DOE transactions, such as decommissioning contracts funded in part by barter arrangements, federal participation in transmission line projects, and more. He was also the department's lead lawyer on implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, and dealt extensively with contracting matters with the national laboratories regarding their work related to the deal.

    Before joining DOE, he 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. Since leaving DOE, he has served as senior counsel for a corporation in Denver, where he built and ran the compliance management system and helped introduce regulators to the company’s novel business model.

    Before his government service, Keith engaged in administrative and regulatory litigation, appellate litigation and complex commercial litigation at a major US-based law firm.

    Keith is also a physicist who developed nanoelectronic sensor systems at a technology startup. He has 13 issued patents to his name.

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    • Obtained a significant settlement for hospitals challenging Medicare “outliers” reimbursement policies.
    • Secured Ninth Circuit interlocutory review of a class certification, leading to a settlement with no damages.
    • Led a successful administrative procedure challenge to a major New York City homelessness policy.
    • Protected DOE uranium transactions worth roughly US$500 million a year.
    • Defended a significant GAO investigation of consumer data practices at the CFPB.


    • Columbia Law School, J.D., executive editor, Columbia Science & Technology Law Review, 2007
    • University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D., 2001
    • University of Cambridge, Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, 1996
    • University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1996


    • New York
    • Colorado
    • District of Columbia


    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Ct. of App., First Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., D.C. Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Colorado
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of New York

    Clerk Experience

    • U.S. Supreme Court
      Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
      July 2010 - July 2011
    • U.S. Ct. of App., District of Columbia Circuit
      Judge Janice Rogers Brown
      July 2007 - July 2008

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