Dennis M. Kelleher
President and Chief Executive Officer of Better Markets, Inc.
Dennis M. Kelleher is the president and CEO of Better Markets, Inc., a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in the U.S. and global financial markets. He joined Better Markets after three decades of experience in the public, private, political, charitable and non-profit sectors.
He has held several senior staff positions in the United States Senate, most recently as the chief sounsel and senior leadership advisor to the chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Previously, he was a deputy staff director and general counsel to a Senate Committee, as well as a legislative director for a senior member of the Senate.
Mr. Kelleher is an internationally sought expert on financial reform, financial markets, legal issues, and their intersection with political matters. He is a regular guest on ABC News, PBS, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox Business News, BBC, and NPR. He is often quoted in the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Roll Call, Politico, The Hill, Die Zeit, Le Monde and many others.
Mr. Kelleher was a litigation partner with the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he had a national and European practice specializing in the securities and financial markets as well as corporate conduct/misconduct.
These activities followed four years of active duty enlisted service in the Air Force as a crash/rescue firefighter/medic. He graduated with highest honors from Brandeis University and with honors Harvard Law School.