Bradley J. Bondi is a partner in Cahill’s litigation practice group and is a leader of its securities enforcement and regulatory practices. Brad resides in Cahill’s Washington, D.C. and New York offices.
He is a senior adviser to financial institutions and global corporations, boards of directors, audit committees, special committees and officers and directors of publicly-held companies in significant corporate and securities matters (civil or criminal), with particular emphasis on SEC and DOJ enforcement challenges, significant litigation, crisis management, internal investigations, accounting and compliance issues, and governance challenges. The Legal 500 recognized Brad for being “tenacious, knowledgeable and highly effective.” In recognizing him as one of the top 40 securities enforcement lawyers in the country, Securities Docket described Brad as “the first choice among Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of the Fortune 500 when their company is faced with SEC or DOJ problems.”
Brad advises clients in connection with regulatory enforcement actions, private lawsuits, governmental and congressional investigations arising from suspected violations of securities laws, accounting irregularities, internal controls, market manipulation, revenue recognition issues, tax-related matters, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other commercial bribery law compliance, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts, potential antitrust concerns, and cybersecurity. Brad also oversees complex civil and criminal litigation, such as securities litigation, corporate control litigation, commercial litigation, contractual disputes, arbitrations, and criminal proceedings. In a counseling role, he regularly advises companies, financial institutions, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and hedge funds and their respective boards on issues relating to compliance with securities laws, criminal laws, SEC and FINRA rules, and governance requirements.
Brad formerly served as a member of the executive staff of the SEC as Counsel to two Commissioners for enforcement actions and regulatory rulemaking. Following law school, Brad served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward E. Carnes (now-Chief) Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In late 2016 and early 2017, Brad served on the Presidential Transition Team (45th President of the United States) for the financial services agencies, leading the "Landing Team" to the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Brad is a frequent speaker and author. In addition to his practice, Brad teaches advanced securities law classes as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason University School of Law.
Brad serves on Cahill’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Business Development Committee, and Publications Committee. He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., New York and Florida, and several federal courts.
Brad earned a B.S. from the Honors Program and an M.B.A. in Finance and Management at the University of Florida. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law and his LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center.