Jera L. Bradshaw

Counsel
Legal Assistant
Michael Smith
P: 214.257.9823 mismith@bradley.com

Jera Bradshaw is a member of Bradley’s Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. Jera has more than 13 years of experience heading regulatory, transactional, and niche cases within the financial services industry. She excels at building trusting business relationships, directing multifunctional teams, and presenting strategic and risk-management recommendations to decision-makers at all levels.

Jera worked as a bank regulator for a decade and leverages that knowledge and experience to help banks and lenders maintain compliance and understand their regulators’ expectations and point of view.

Prior to joining the firm, Jera served as vice president and senior counsel of Regulatory Affairs for a regional banking organization, where she advised the enterprise on U.S. banking laws and regulations, supervisory guidance and interpretations, and complex legal matters.

Her bank regulatory experience also includes eight years as a senior attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In that role, she oversaw enforcement actions, advised on consumer protection laws, and supported regulatory examinations. Additionally, she was responsible for the legal review of various types of regulatory filings such as branch applications, golden parachute payments, mergers, brokered deposits and retirement of capital. Jera began her banking regulatory career as an attorney for the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, where she advised on legislation, laws and policy affecting financial institutions in Tennessee.