Jenner & Block

Kali Bracey is a co-chair of two practices: Consumer Law and State Enforcement and Regulation. She brings 20 years of experience handling complex commercial litigation, investigations and regulatory matters.

Ms. Bracey began her career at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.  In 2002, she joined Jenner & Block as an associate; she later became partner.  At the firm, she worked on a wide range of cases including white collar investigations on behalf of government contractors, SEC investigations, FOIA cases, business litigation, qui tam cases and insurance coverage litigation.

In 2012, Ms. Bracey joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a senior counsel in the Office of Supervision Policy.  In that role, she helped to craft the first federal nonbank supervision program and also drafted rules defining nonbank markets for the CFPB to supervise.  She worked in the areas of student lending, auto finance discrimination, and debt collection.  She went on to work for Director Richard Cordray as a senior counsel, advising him on policy and enforcement decisions arising from the Legal Division and Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending Division (SEFL).  She also led a cross-CFPB working group on auto finance discrimination.

In 2014, Ms. Bracey joined the US Department of Justice’s Civil Division, serving for nearly three years as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Torts Branch.  The Torts Branch is responsible for defending the United States in a wide variety of cases from constitutional torts involving the use of drones to major toxic torts.  She oversaw four sections:  Environmental Torts, Constitutional and Specialized Torts, Aviation and Admiralty, and the Federal Tort Claims Act.  She also managed the government’s tort compensation programs, including the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, the Vaccine Compensation Fund, and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Fund.

Ms. Bracey rejoined Jenner & Block in 2017.  She is representing a deferred interest credit card company in an enforcement action before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  She is also working on an investigation into the sale of residential mortgage backed securities.  Her energy work includes trying a reactive power rate case before FERC, addressing questions from ISO-NE about a client’s energy efficient resources program, and working with a client to self-report to the FERC the failure to update its tariff.  She also serves on the team monitoring Citigroup’s provision of consumer relief following their settlement with the Department of Justice in the aftermath of the housing crisis.  Ms. Bracey also advised a client on the potential consumer protection issues that may have arisen during the rollout of their cryptocurrency product.