Kali N. Bracey, Esquire
Following her graduation from Spelman College in 1993, Kali attended Yale Law School where
she served on the Yale Law and Policy Review. After receiving her JD, she clerked for Judge
Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She then became a staff
attorney at the Public Defender Service from 1997-2001 where she represented indigent criminal
defendants charged with a wide variety of offenses from misdemeanors to murder in D.C.
Superior Court. She spent her last year at PDS in the appellate division representing defendants
on appeal. Then, Kali joined the law firm of Jenner & Block. Her practice included litigation,
insurance coverage, entertainment and new media, and white collar. After 10 years in private
practice, Kali joined the newly-formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in March 2012.
She began in the Supervision Policy Division where she wrote rules pursuant to the
Administrative Procedure Act defining larger participants in markets for the Bureau to supervise.
She also worked on auto lending and student loan servicing issues. In February 2012, she joined
the Office of the Executive Secretary as Senior Counsel and Executive Secretary where she
manages information flow to and from the Director, the clearance process for the Bureau, and
policy prioritization. In July 2012, she became Counsel to the Director and Executive Secretary
and added providing policy advice to the Director to her duties. She specializes in issues related
to auto and student lending. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Eric Brown, and
daughter, Zora Brown, who is six.