Senate Committee Considers U.S. DOT Counsel Nominee

Bradley via C-SPAN

A Washington lawyer who has represented airlines, a pharmaceutical firm and a company tied to an air bag recall will defend his nomination to the general counsel post at the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 28, the Senate Commerce Committee announced.

Steven Bradbury, a partner with Dechert, where he takes part in litigation and regulatory enforcement, noted his work representing U.S. Airways Group, American Airlines Inc., Turing Pharmaceuticals and TK Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of the Takata Corp. that recalled air bags it had manufactured.

Prior to Dechert, Bradbury was acting assistant attorney general and principal deputy at the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2004 to 2009. He received the Edmund J. Randolph Award for outstanding service to the department. Before that, he was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

In a questionnaire provided to the committee, Bradbury noted his contributions to the presidential campaigns of Republican governors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, and Jeb Bush of Florida, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Earlier this month, the committee heard from Derek Kan, the Lyft executive nominated to be undersecretary of transportation for policy. At the hearing, Kan offered few clues about policy positions he would pursue at the department.