Graham Steele

Fellow, Financial Regulation

As a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, Graham Steele researches financial regulation and banking reform, especially in the wake of financial crises.

Graham Steele is an expert on financial regulation and financial institutions, with experience working at the highest levels of law and policy in Washington, DC. He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and the Financial Times, and has published in the Washington Monthly, the Yale Law Journal, and elsewhere. Graham served as the assistant secretary for financial institutions in the US Department of the Treasury from November 2021 until January 2024. Prior to the Treasury Department, Graham spent three years as the director of the Corporations and Society research initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before joining Stanford GSB, he was a member of the staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. From 2015 to 2017, Graham was the minority chief counsel for the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and; Urban Affairs. From 2010 to 2015 he was a legislative assistant for US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), handling the senator’s work as a member of the Senate Banking Committee. During that time, he also spent four years as the staff director of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection. Graham holds a JD from the George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rochester.