Bradford Ellison is an associate in the Public Policy Practice, who advocates on behalf of clients facing congressional investigations, navigating financial regulations, and building digital and physical infrastructure around the world.
Prior to joining the firm, Bradford developed a versatile background in foreign affairs and government relations, having served as a Political and Economic Affairs Intern at the US Embassy in Lomé, Togo and twice in Rep. James Clyburn’s Office of the Majority Whip.
Bradford graduated from the Howard University School of Law, where he served as a national security law research assistant. While in law school, Bradford focused his attention on the emerging distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector, considering the potential for cryptocurrency and other DLTs to streamline industry operations and expand financial services to unbanked and underbanked communities. To this end, he interned for a startup DLT firm, where he provided strategic communications advice and helped develop a risk-based AML/CFT framework, aligning with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards to pursue business lines in several international jurisdictions. As a law student, Bradford also served as an intern at the Corporate Council on Africa. There, he further honed his substantive background in supporting US – Africa private sector and government relations.