Campbell Joins Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP hired Bradford P. Campbell, former assistant secretary of Labor of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), as counsel in its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group in Washington, D.C.   



Campbell joins the firm from Schiff Hardin LLP, where he focused on ERISA Title I issues, including fiduciary conduct and representation of financial service providers.

In his work as assistant secretary, Campbell was ERISA’s primary regulatory and enforcement official, playing a key role in every significant ERISA retirement and health reform of the prior decade. Under his leadership, EBSA first proposed the recently finalized 408(b)(2) service provider disclosure and plan participant disclosure regulations addressing the transparency of 401(k) and other retirement plan fees. Campbell also issued the final QDIA regulation facilitating automatic enrollment of workers in their retirement plans, and a final regulation expanding participant access to professional investment advice. 

Earlier in his government service, Campbell assisted in developing and negotiating the Pension Protection Act of 2006, including provisions modernizing the prohibited transaction rules.  

In 2011, Campbell was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution by 401kWire.

Campbell earned his law degree, cum laude,from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.