Steven G. Bradbury

Steven G. Bradbury

Partner, Dechert LLP

Steven G. Bradbury is a nationally known litigation partner who focuses on antitrust and administrative law, judicial review of agency actions, Supreme Court cases and other appellate litigation, constitutional issues, national security law, and general commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing leading companies in a wide range of litigation cases and administrative matters, at the agency, trial court, and appellate levels. 

Mr. Bradbury served as head of the Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was principal deputy assistant attorney general from 2004 to 2009 and acting assistant attorney general from 2005 to 2007. As head of OLC, Mr. Bradbury advised the President, the attorney general, and the heads of the various executive departments of the federal government on some of the most significant questions of constitutional, statutory, and administrative law and treaty interpretation, and he testified numerous times before Congress. 

During his tenure in the Department of Justice, Mr. Bradbury received the Edmund J. Randolph Award for outstanding service to the DOJ, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the National Security Agency’s Intelligence Under Law Award, the Director of National Intelligence’s 2007 Intelligence Community Legal Award (Team of the Year, FISA Modernization), and the Criminal Division’s Award for Outstanding Law Enforcement Partnerships. 

Before serving as head of OLC, Mr. Bradbury was a partner in the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 1994-2004, served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court of the United States, 1992-1993, worked as an attorney-adviser in OLC, 1991-1992, clerked for Judge James L. Buckley on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1990-1991, and was as an associate in the Washington office of Covington & Burling LLP, 1988-1990. 



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