Agnes N. Williams Research Professor; Faculty Director, Institute of International Economic Law; Professor of Law

Chris Brummer

A.B., Washington University in St. Louis; J.D., Columbia; Ph.D., University of Chicago



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Chris Brummer is a Georgetown law professor and author. He also lectures widely on financial inclusion and equity, financial regulation and global governance. His views regularly inform a wide array of conversations, from diversity in regulatory agencies and corporate boards to cutting edge issues in financial technology and international regulatory and monetary diplomacy. His work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, Marketwatch, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Yahoo Money, Roll Call, Cointelegraph, and Coin Desk, among others.

Chris started his career at Cravath Swaine and Moore LLP, and now serves as the Faculty Director of the Institute of International Economic Law. For more than a decade, he has lent his expertise to industry leaders, nonprofits and policymakers, and offered his insights as to how firms and governments can best understand and react to new developments and challenges in the financial system.


Chris Brummer, Fintech Law in a Nutshell (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic Publishing 2020).


Chris Brummer, What Do the Data Reveal About (the Absence of Black) Financial Regulators? (Brookings Inst., Working Paper, Sept. 2020).


Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives (Chris Brummer ed., New York: Oxford University Press 2019).


Chris Brummer & Yesha Yadav, Fintech and the Innovation Trilemma, 107 Geo. L.J. 235-307 (2019).

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Chris Brummer & Rachel Loko, The New Politics of Transatlantic Credit Rating Agency Regulation, in Transnational Financial Regulation After the Crisis 154-176 (Tony Porter ed., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2014).



DECEMBER 7, 2021

“NASAA TO HOLD FINTECH – CYBERSECURITY SYMPOSIUM, WILL DISCUSS DEFI,” coverage in Crowdfund Insider, December 7, 2021, featuring Professor Chris Brummer.

NOVEMBER 1, 2021

“REGULATORS ASK CONGRESS TO CREATE NEW RULES FOR CRYPTOCURRENCIES,” coverage in The New York Times, November 1, 2021, featuring Professor Chris Brummer.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

HOW TYSON’S VACCINE MANDATE IS WORKING,” coverage by The New York Times, September 30, 2021, featuring Professor Chris Brummer

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