Professor Chris Brummer is a faculty director and law lecturer at Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law since 2009. Before joining Georgetown institution, he served at Vanderbilt Law School. Additionally, he has served as an invited lecturer in various prestigious universities, including the London School of Economics, University of Heidelberg, and Basel University. Recently, he completed a 3-year term as one of the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA, which Congress sanctions to help regulate the securities business.
For two consecutive years, former president Barack Obama nominated Professor Chris Brummer to serve in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as the Administrator. Similarly, the Senate unanimously approved his nomination though this was withdrawn by President Trump when he assumed office.
Dr Chris Brummer gives lessons on finance, global governance, market microstructure, international trade, and public and private Law. He has authored and co-authored numerous books, with the most recent being Fintech Law in a Nutshell, published in 2019.
The professor got his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He also holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from Chicago University. Dr. Chris Brummer practiced Law in the London and New York offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP before becoming a university professor.
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