Braeden Anderson is an associate in the Government, Regulatory and Internal Investigations Practice Group in the New York and Washington, D.C., offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Braeden regularly assists with the representation of financial institutions, investment advisers, public companies and senior officers in connection with internal investigations, as well as the defense of investigations initiated by the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the New York State Attorney General (NYAG) and various other federal and state regulators.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Panelist and Co-Producer, “Current Legal Issues Affecting Exchange-Traded Funds in the Market Place,” Joint Sidley, Bank of America, and Metropolitan Black Bar Association Program, July 29, 2021

Panelist, “A Day in the Life of a Corporate Lawyer,” John Jay College of Criminal Justine Pre-Law Institute & The Office of Alumni Relations, April 14, 2021

Panelist, “College Sports Commercialism and Economic Injustice,” Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Section and Corporate Law Section, April 8, 2021

Speaker, “Performing Beyond the Field of Play – Steps Towards Successfully Using Your Playmaking Ability in the Professional Arena,” St. Francis College Professional Playbook Series, March 8, 2021

Moderator, “Protest and Sports: How Athletes Are Using Their Platforms to Promote Change,” Joint Sidley and Bank of America Diversity and Inclusion Program, November 16, 2020

Panelist, “Evolution of Corporate Citizenship,” Sixth Annual Berkeley Law Sports & Entertainment Conference, November 5-6, 2020


Co-Author, “Compensating College Athletes: Moving the Ball Forward,” Bloomberg Law, August 12, 2021

Author, “Regulating the Future of Finance and Money: An Integrated Regulatory Approach to Maximizing the Value of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Systems,” The Asian Business Lawyer, Vol. 21, Korea University Legal Research Institute, April 8, 2018

Author, “Regulating Robo-Finance: An Exposé On Recently Ratified SEC Rule Requiring Algorithmic Trading Developers to Register as Securities Traders,” LinkedIn, January 26, 2018

Press Mentions

Quoted, “Ex-Basketball Player Suggests New Choices For NBA Jerseys,” Forbes, July 7, 2020

Quoted, “Rarefied Air: One Attorney's Leap from College Ball to Big Law,” Law360, April 22, 2020

Quoted, “How Braeden Anderson Squeezed a Damp Rag into Success,” The Black Wall Street Times, April 22, 2020

Quoted, “Seton Hall Basketball: From One Kind of Court to Another, Braeden Anderson Blazed A Path,” Asbury Park Press, February 7, 2019

Quoted, "Seton Hall Basketball Player Is Also a Law Student,” ABA Journal, December 15, 2015

Quoted, “A College Basketball Player Who Is Also a Law School Student,” The New York Times, December 12, 2015

Quoted, “This Athlete Has Figured Out a Way to Get Free Law School Tuition,” ABA Journal, May 6, 2015


In addition to law practice, Braeden serves as an adjunct professor of business law at Monroe College in the Bronx, New York, and as the Chairman of the Corporate Law Section of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Prior to entering law practice, Braeden played Division 1 college basketball for the Seton Hall Pirates, during which time his team won the Big East Conference Championship while he was attending law school.

Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association

Metropolitan Black Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022District of Columbia
  • 2019New York


  • Seton Hall University School of LawJ.D.2018

    Seton Hall Legislative Journal

    Men’s NCAA Basketball Team

    Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant Coach, 2016–2017

    Big East All-Academic Team, 2016

  • California State University, FresnoB.S., Forensic Behavioral Science2015

    Dean’s List, Spring 2012 & Fall 2014

    Men’s NCAA Basketball Team

    Most Outstanding Student Athlete, 2012–2015

    All-Academic Wall of Fame