|Peter D. Rich||Mitchell Feuer||John Anderson||Sarah Brown||Andrew Palmer||Alex Teel|
Peter D. Rich
Peter D. Rich is a founding principal of Rich Feuer Anderson.
Prior to starting Rich Feuer Anderson, Mr. Rich spent eight years at Reuters America and Instinet Corporation (an electronic agency broker and Reuters subsidiary). Mr. Rich opened the Washington Government Affairs Office for Reuters/Instinet and led the team that served as the company's primary representative before the U.S. Congress and the relevant regulatory and executive branch agencies, including the SEC, CFTC, U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Trade Representative. On behalf of Instinet, Mr. Rich also worked with the company's key regulators in Europe (UK Financial Services Authority, European Commission, CESR) and Hong Kong. Mr. Rich was a Senior Vice President at Reuters America and Instinet and a member of Instinet's management committee.
Prior to joining Reuters and Instinet, Mr. Rich served as the financial services counsel to the Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Prior to his government service, Mr. Rich was a transactions attorney in the Washington, DC office of Sidley & Austin. Mr. Rich received an A.B. with high distinction from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Mitchell Feuer is a founding principal of Rich Feuer Anderson. He has been named multiple times a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper.
Prior to starting Rich Feuer Anderson, Mr. Feuer was Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, in the Washington, DC office of Reuters America Inc. and Instinet. Mr. Feuer helped set Reuters' legislative and regulatory strategy in the U.S., including identifying legislative and regulatory issues of interest and advocating the company's views. He focused on electronic trading of securities and other financial products, the consolidation and dissemination of market information, trade issues, tax issues, intellectual property, and electronic commerce. Prior to his government service, Mr. Feuer was a securities litigation attorney in the Washington, DC office of Debevoise & Plimpton.
From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Feuer was Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee. He served as chief adviser to Democratic Senators on securities issues and drafted and negotiated major pieces of financial services legislation, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. He formulated and organized Committee hearings, drafted letters to Federal financial regulators, and wrote speeches, among other duties.
In 1997 and 1998, Mr. Feuer taught Securities Regulation as an adjunct at American University's Washington College of Law. He developed a curriculum on the legal and policy background and development of the Federal securities laws.
Mr. Feuer received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University and a J.D. from New York University Law School.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Anderson was Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Public Policy Americas division. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing external advocacy and working with Congress and federal financial regulators on legislative and regulatory matters impacting the bank and its clients. Mr. Anderson helped formulate Credit Suisse's government affairs strategy and managed the firm's Dodd-Frank implementation plan.
Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Anderson was a Managing Director of government affairs at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He also served as Vice President of the Securities Industry Association, which merged with the Bond Market Association in 2006 to form SIFMA. In 2003, Mr. Anderson was named Head of Government Affairs for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and opened the organization's first Washington, DC based office.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Anderson was a senior policy advisor to U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), a senior member serving on the Senate Banking, Budget and Finance Committees. He acted as staff liaison to the Senate Banking Committee and was Senator Crapo's top advisor for budget, energy, tax, transportation and trade issues. Among other issues, he worked on major financial services legislation, regulatory policy matters, and nominations.
Mr. Anderson also worked in the House of Representatives for the Honorable Jack Metcalf (R-WA), and began his career on Capitol Hill working for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Anderson serves as a board member on the American Enterprise Institute's DC Enterprise Club. He is also a member of the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC. Mr. Anderson is a regular speaker on topics relating to Dodd-Frank regulations, derivatives and market structure issues. Mr. Anderson received his M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University's School of Public Policy and an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Georgia. He also studied language at the University of Salamanca in Spain.
Sarah Brown brings first-hand knowledge of banking and financial services policy to Rich Feuer Anderson following her service on Capitol Hill, where she worked for Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) and Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ).
As a legislative aide for Congressman Neugebauer, Chairman of Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee, Ms. Brown performed in-depth research and analysis on issues like short-term financing in the U.S. capital markets, SEC corporate governance regulation, and the oversight of financial regulators, SROs, and accounting and auditing standards-setters. Ms. Brown was also responsible for meeting with relevant industry stakeholders, hearing preparation, and participating in committee proceedings.
In her role as a financial services research fellow for Congressman Schweikert, Ms. Brown authored several reports and memos regarding bitcoin and blockchain technology, the U.S. corporate tax system, territorial tax systems, and anti-avoidance rules.
Ms. Brown began her career on Capitol Hill working for Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX), Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Ms. Brown received a B.S. in Corporate Finance and Economics from Texas Lutheran University.
Andrew Palmer joins us from Capitol Hill, where he served most recently as Legislative Assistant for Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN). Prior to that he worked in the same capacity for Representative Stephen Fincher (R-TN). In those roles Andrew developed an ardent interest and understanding of banking and financial services policy.
As Legislative Assistant for Representative Fleischmann, Andrew oversaw a diverse portfolio of issues including appropriations, financial services, transportation, housing and telecommunications. Andrew possesses a robust knowledge of the Federal legislative process, specifically with respect to the crafting and consideration of appropriations bills. As an aide to Representative Fincher, Andrew served a vital role in the passage of legislation to reform and reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Andrew began his career in the office of Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) and has been active on several Republican congressional campaigns.Andrew received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Syracuse University.
Alex Teel brings to Rich Feuer Anderson diverse policy and legislative experience from his service as the Designee for Chairman Emeritus Spencer Bachus (R-AL) to the House Committee on Financial Services and as a Professional Staff Member on the Committee.
In his capacity as Designee, Mr. Teel managed the activities of Chairman Emeritus Bachus before the Financial Services Committee, including the development of legislation and participation in Committee proceedings. He provided counsel on a wide range of policy and regulatory proposals affecting all aspects of financial markets and institutions.
As a Professional Staff Member serving both the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee and the International Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, Mr. Teel worked on a range of issues affecting domestic and international financial institutions. His portfolio included the Federal Reserve, international financial institutions, money laundering, cybercrime, emerging payments, the Export-Import Bank and other trade agencies, the Defense Production Act, and coins and currency. He helped steward the passage of the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization of 2012, capital increases for several multilateral development banks, and staffed the Speaker’s Cyber Security Task Force on behalf of the Financial Services Committee.
In addition, Mr. Teel served as the Financial Services Legislative Assistant for Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R- SC), providing strategic counsel on financial markets, cyber security, intelligence, transportation, science and technology and economic policy.
Mr. Teel received a B.A. in Finance and a M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Alabama.