The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. named banking attorney Michael Bradfield as the agency's general counsel on Monday.

Bradfield, whose appointment became effective Monday, succeeded Sara Kelsey as the director of the FDIC's 520-employee legal division. Kelsey left the agency in October.

A former Federal Reserve Board official, Bradfield most recently was a partner at Jones Day in Washington. He was the Fed's general counsel in the 1980s, and advised both Chairman Paul Volcker and Chairman Alan Greenspan.

From 1968 to 1975, he was an assistant general counsel at the Treasury Department.

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