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Bradford P Campbell

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Bradford Campbell is a nationally recognized figure in employer-sponsored retirement plans. He is the former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits and former head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration. In addition to working with financial service and plan sponsor clients on compliance with the new fiduciary rule, recent activities for clients included advising on the development of a collective investment trust, creating fiduciary training programs for plan officials, granted individual prohibited transaction exemptions, and successfully resolving several DOL and IRS investigations and audits of large service providers and plan sponsors. He also serves as an expert witness in ERISA litigation. Brad is a contributor to Drinker Biddle’s Broker-Dealer Law Blog, which provides practical insights on litigation, regulatory, compliance and fiduciary issues impacting broker-dealers.

Professional Memberships

American Benefits Council, Policy Board Member

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia and Virginia


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude;

Harvard University, A.B.

Prior to serving as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits, Brad served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits, Senior Legislative Officer for the Department of Labor, Legislative Director for then‐Congressman Ernest Fletcher, and Senior Legislative Assistant for then‐Congressman, later SEC Chairman Christopher Cox.