Director, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance


Todd Phillips is the director of financial regulation and corporate governance at American Progress. He has worked on issues as diverse as consumer financial protection, derivatives and securities market structure, bank capital and prudential regulation, and the laws governing agency rulemaking and adjudication. Phillips has experience in both Congress and the executive branch, having served as an attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and the Oversight and Reform Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Phillips’ writing has been published by The American Prospect, the Yale Journal on Regulation, and the Administrative Law Review, among others. Phillips holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in economics and political science from Arizona State University.


How To Reform the Bank Merger Process Article
Photo shows the office buildings for Bank of America and SunTrust, which recently merged with BB&T to become Truist, are seen in Miami.

How To Reform the Bank Merger Process

As the U.S. banking industry becomes increasingly concentrated into fewer, larger firms, federal regulators must reform the process by which they approve new mergers.

Alex Fredman, Todd Phillips

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