WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council has named Chris Brummer, a leading expert on international financial regulation from Georgetown Law, as its C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth.   

“At a crucial historic moment, Chris brings to the Council impressive expertise on transatlantic and global financial and economic issues,” said Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe. “The potent combination of the euro zone and American financial crises pose immediate and long-term global dangers, so the Council is redoubling its focus on these issues.” 

Dr. Brummer will lead the Council’s work on regulatory policies and trade within its Global Business and Economics Program. The program is at the center of the Council’s expanding work on transatlantic and global economic, regulatory, and trade issues, applying a nonpartisan, public-private sector approach to creating jobs, growth, and prosperity and sustaining open market systems. 

Dr. Brummer was assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School before joining Georgetown Law in 2009. A fluent German and French speaker, he lectures widely in the United States and Europe on finance and global governance, public and private international law, market microstructure, and international trade. He is the author of Soft Law and the Global Financial System: Rule Making in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  His new book, Minilateralism:  How Trade Alliances, Soft Law and Financial Engineering are Redefining Economic Statecraft, will be published next year. 

He graduated with honors from Columbia Law School and holds a PhD in Germanic studies from the University of Chicago. Before becoming a professor, he practiced law in the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. 

The fellowship is supported by and named for C. Boyden Gray, former US ambassador to the European Union and an Atlantic Council vice chair of the Board of Directors.