Shaun Kern is a policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, he spent a summer at a financial services lobbying group that tracked the legislative text and Congressional developments leading up to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. At Georgetown, his courses focused on financial services issues and legislation. Kern was enrolled in the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, focusing on cyber security issues. Before graduating, he also worked with a boutique Washington, D.C. law firm on corporate matters, human rights litigation in support of the expressive rights of Chinese pro-democracy activists, and litigation regarding the intellectual property rights of retired NFL players. He is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.