Hardin, Jr., D. Bradford

D. Bradford Hardin, Jr.

Bradford Hardin represents financial institutions in examinations, investigations, and government and regulatory litigation. He also counsels clients on difficult regulatory issues. Mr. Hardin is a regular author and speaker, and has been recognized as a Rising Star of the banking bar in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Washington DC Super Lawyers.  

Mr. Hardin has handled some of the most challenging investigations of the last decade, appearing before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, Congress, and state regulatory authorities. His enforcement and investigations practice spans prudential regulation, consumer finance and fair lending, tax fraud, securities fraud, and fraud against the government, among other disciplines. Mr. Hardin has also represented clients in litigation with governmental dimensions, including False Claims Act litigation.

Mr. Hardin's counseling work includes the most pressing issues in banking and financial services, and he has conducted board and management-level compliance reviews for the nation's largest banks, credit unions and financial services companies. Mr. Hardin has also assisted clients with the development of new and novel financial products. 

Professional Activities

Mr. Hardin serves on Law360's 2016 Banking Editorial Advisory Board, and served on the board in 2015 as well. He is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth and DC Circuits and the US District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

  • Implications of the EU General Data Privacy Regulation for US Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions Compliance

    Franca Harris Gutierrez, Sharon Cohen Levin, Bradford Hardin, Jacquelyn Stanley, Zachary Goldman and Nicholas Simons have authored a global chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Anti-Money Laundering 2018. Published by Global Legal Group Ltd (GLG), this is the first edition of GLG’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) series which provides practical cross-border insight into AML law.

    June 21, 2018
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  • US Regulation of Cryptocurrency as a Type of Financial Technology

    Franca Harris Gutierrez, Sharon Cohen Levin, Bradford Hardin, Jennifer Jacoby Altscher, Zachary Goldman and Nicholas Simons have authored a global-wide chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Fintech 2018. Published by Global Legal Group Ltd (GLG), this is the second edition of GLG’s Fintech series which provides practical cross-border insight into Fintech around the globe.

    June 6, 2018
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Recognition

  • Named a Washington DC Rising Star in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Super Lawyers for his banking work

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