DALLAS, TX—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Jera L. Bradshaw has joined the firm’s Dallas office as counsel in the Banking & Financial Services Practice Group.
Ms. Bradshaw brings more than 13 years of experience advising banks and their regulators on a wide range of regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. She excels at building trusting business relationships, directing multi-functional teams, and presenting strategic and risk-management recommendations to key organizational leaders.
Prior to joining Bradley, Ms. Bradshaw served as vice president and senior counsel of Regulatory Affairs for a regional banking organization, where she advised the enterprise on U.S. banking laws and regulations, as well as other complex legal, regulatory, and compliance matters.
Her bank regulatory and enforcement experience includes eight years serving as senior attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Dallas Regional Office. In that role, she conducted investigations of banks and individuals for potential violations of banking law and oversaw enforcement actions involving safety and soundness issues, compliance management system risk, and consumer protection laws. She also provided legal advice on a wide range of federal banking laws and regulations applicable to bank activities such as transactions between affiliates, equity investments, loans to insiders, and mergers and acquisitions.
She began her banking regulatory career as an attorney with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, providing legal counsel on legislation, laws, and policy affecting financial institutions in Tennessee.
A graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Ms. Bradshaw received her B.A. from Rhodes College.