R. Bradley Miller | Of Counsel
R. Bradley Miller became Of Counsel to the firm in 2013 after serving for a decade in the United States House of Representatives.
As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, Mr. Miller led efforts to enact financial reform legislation, including legislation to prohibit predatory mortgage lending and create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB. He also led efforts to address the foreclosure crisis and reform the private mortgage securitization market.
“Depending upon your perspective,” New York Times
columnist Gretchen Morgenson wrote, “Mr. Miller is either the right man in the right place on Capitol Hill—if you’re a consumer—or a threat to the status quo.”
As chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science Committee, Mr. Miller led investigations into contamination by formaldehyde fumes of trailers that the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided families displaced by Hurricane Katrina; contamination of drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, by various chemicals over a 30-year period; and delay and obstruction of assessments of public health effects of chemical exposure under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS. He worked with the House Democratic leadership to develop the legal strategy to enforce congressional subpoenas issued to the Bush Administration concerning the firing of U.S. Attorneys.
Mr. Miller has been interviewed on almost every cable news channel, including MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg, Current TV, and Al Jazeera America, and has frequently been quoted in national publications on a variety of issues, especially financial reform and housing. He has published opinion articles in national publications, including Politico, Rollcall, The Hill, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Bloomberg View, The New Republic, Huffington Post
, and Salon
Before election to Congress in 2012, Mr. Miller practiced law for more than 20 years in North Carolina. He argued issues to North Carolina appellate courts as diverse as liability for environmental cleanup costs under general liability insurance policies, will interpretation, the priority of security interests, the rights of public employees, and the rights of developmentally disabled adults. He served for two years in the North Carolina House of Representatives and six years in the North Carolina Senate.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Miller has testified before Congress on the effect of the Dodd-Frank Act on community banks; wrote the chapter on regulatory enforcement in An Unfinished Mission: Making Wall Street Work for Us
, published by Americans for Financial Reform and the Roosevelt Institute; and was principal author of an amicus curiae
brief for 19 current and former members of Congress on the “cross-border” enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s swaps rules under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Mr. Miller is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
- Columbia University, JD 1979
- London School of Economics, MS 1978
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA 1975
- Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, 2013-present
- United States House of Representatives, Member 2003-2013
- North Carolina Senate, Member 1997-2002
- North Carolina House of Representatives, Member 1993-1994
- Private law practice with various firms, 1980-2002
- The Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1979-1980
- North Carolina, 1979
- EDNC, MDNC, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit