Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Appoints Robert McGahan as Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Robert “Bob” J. McGahan has joined the firm as a partner in the Banking & Financial Services and Government Enforcement & Investigations practice groups. Mr. McGahan joins from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

“Bob has more than 30 years of experience focused on the intersection of financial services and regulatory compliance,” said Bradley Washington, D.C., Office Managing Partner Michael S. Koplan. “His ability to help clients navigate high-exposure matters will be of tremendous value to our clients, and we are very pleased to welcome him to Bradley.”

“Bob has an impressive background working with top executives and Fortune 50 companies,” added Robert Maddox, partner and chair of Bradley’s Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. “He is well-known in the financial services industry for advising highly regulated businesses that are targets of increased scrutiny and enforcement actions.”

Mr. McGahan, who has served as associate general counsel for both Wells Fargo and Bank of America, works with financial institutions and other highly regulated entities in matters involving government enforcement, international investigations, white collar defense, and high-exposure civil litigation matters. He provides strategic counsel to clients responding to investigations and litigation and routinely works with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Board, as well as other federal and state government agencies.

A former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California, Mr. McGahan is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled high-level enforcement and litigation matters throughout the country. He has led and managed large teams working on complex matters, responding to investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Corporation, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control, as well as state attorneys general. Mr. McGahan was a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention, one of the DOJ’s highest recognitions for exceptional dedication and effort to prevent, investigate, and prosecute fraud, white collar crimes, and official corruption.

Mr. McGahan received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center after completing service in the U.S. Army as an M1A1 tank platoon leader and tank company executive officer in Germany. He earned his M.A. from Harvard University and his B.A., with distinction, from the University of California, Berkley.

Bradley’s Banking & Financial Services Practice Group counsels finance clients on their unique and particularly complex legal needs, whether these pertain to litigation, regulations and compliance, or other corporate matters. Representing a broad range of banks, lenders, and financial services institutions across the U.S., we provide experienced, proactive guidance on a broad spectrum of legal issues, including regulatory compliance, governmental investigations, risk assessments, audit and exam support, business transactions, litigation, and multi-state settlements.

Bradley’s Government Enforcement & Investigations Practice Group represents companies and individuals in a range of government and internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, white-collar criminal defense matters, compliance issues, civil litigation, and enforcement actions. The team includes seasoned defense attorneys with decades of government and industry experience, as well as former federal prosecutors and accomplished civil litigators who handle investigations and enforcement matters throughout the United States. The firm’s Eye on Enforcement blog focuses on the latest trends in government investigations and enforcement activity and provides timely, practical insight into legal and compliance developments.

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