J. Riley Key

Legal Assistant
Allison Hickman
P: 205.521.8925 ahickman@bradley.com

Riley Key’s practice focuses on counseling clients facing regulatory, compliance, and enforcement challenges. Riley is a member of Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group and is also a member of the firm’s Blockchain and Digital Assets industry team. Through his broad range of experience, he assists clients in ensuring that their operations are in compliance with federal and state laws and that they are able to successfully demonstrate their compliance to federal and state regulators.

Riley focuses a substantial portion of his practice on assisting clients as they prepare for and work through federal and state-specific examinations. This work has included conducting risk assessments, responding to requests for additional information, self-disclosing issues, working with examiners during on-site reviews, challenging examination findings, responding to supervisory letters, and, where appropriate, resolving issues through settlement.

As part of his blockchain practice, Riley has helped a broad range of clients navigate the complex, dynamic and rapidly evolving legal issues facing cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other digital assets. He has worked with all types of clients -- from start-up companies to national banks -- and has handled a broad array of issues, including issues related to federal securities laws and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance.

Riley also frequently represents clients in regulatory compliance matters where he works closely with business, legal, and compliance leaders to identify compliance issues and develop workable solutions. By combining his compliance background and experience with examinations and regulatory enforcement matters, he is able to provide unique, practical insights regarding regulatory expectations and industry practices. As part of his compliance practice, Riley also provides general and targeted compliance training for various industry personnel, including boards of directors, legal and compliance personnel, and line-level employees.