Former Subcommittee Chair to Lead BGR’s Financial Services Practice
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2019 – Republican Congressman Sean Duffy from Wisconsin’s 7th District was elected to the U.S House of Representatives in 2010. He resigned from the House on September 23, 2019. Duffy will serve as Senior Counsel and head of BGR’s Financial Services Practice Group. In October of 2019, Sean and his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy, celebrated the birth of their ninth child.
Duffy is best known for his service on the House Committee on Financial Services. The full Committee has jurisdiction over Capital Markets, Banking, International Monetary Policy, Consumer Protection, the Credit industry, Insurance, Financial Institutions and Housing. He also on the House Budget Committee.
BGR CEO Bob Wood stated, “Sean is a star in Wisconsin politics who quickly moved up in Congressional seniority and earned the respect of Congressional Leadership and the White House for his smart policies and his Midwestern work ethic. We are thrilled to have Sean join our bipartisan advocacy team to help clients resolve complex policy challenges.”
In the US House, Sean Duffy was a reformer dedicated to defending free enterprise and maintaining America’s enviable status as the global leader in business and financial services. Duffy is also recognized for his tireless work to save America’s community banks, the lifeblood of small towns and families like the ones he represented in his sprawling, rural congressional district. The onerous regulations of the Dodd/Frank Act adversely impacted and shuttered community banks across America. Duffy helped restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to halt and minimize the damage.
Duffy was also a lead sponsor of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). He sponsored the Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act to increase liquidity for emerging growth companies, including biotech innovators. Following the 2018 elections, he served as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance. Sean worked closely with HUD Secretary Ben Carson to expose corruption and unsafe conditions in public housing and make government housing policies more effective, such as his bill to make housing vouchers portable so low-income tenants can move closer to jobs and better opportunities for their families.
Duffy offered, “I am eager to grow a financial services practice built on my experience working on behalf of the people with the Administration and federal regulators as well as my Democrat and Republican House and Senate colleagues who I served with over the last eight years. The BGR team provides me with a solid foundation to assist financial services companies, trade associations, their members and communities navigate the heavily regulated policy arena.”
Prior to his service in the US Congress, Duffy earned his J.D. and worked in private practice until he was appointed in 2002 as Special Prosecutor to Ashland County, Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter, Sean was elected and served eight years as District Attorney of Ashland County. Together with local law enforcement, Duffy helped Ashland County pioneer the investigation and prosecution of child internet sex crimes in the state of Wisconsin. Sean is an accomplished professional lumberjack athlete who put himself through law school doing exhibitions and competitions in lumberjack sports. He earned three world champion titles in the speed climb and provided color commentary on the sport for ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games. He lives in Wausau, Wisconsin with his wife and their nine children.
For more information/interviews contact:
Loren L. Monroe, Principal, State & Local Practice Head, BGR Government Relations