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Darryl Bradford

Darryl Bradford

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Exelon Corporation


Darryl Bradford is the primary legal advisor to Exelon’s senior management and oversees the company's legal and corporate governance departments. Exelon Corporation is the leading U.S. competitive energy provider with approximately $27 billion in annual revenues. Exelon Generation is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to more than 2.5 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 7.8 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).

Professional History

Prior to his current appointment, Bradford served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Exelon. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Energy and Regulatory Policy and General Counsel for Commonwealth Edison, a subsidiary of Exelon. Before joining ComEd, Bradford was a senior partner at the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, where he served on the firm’s Management Committee, as co-chair of the firm's Litigation Committee, and co-chair of the telecommunications practice, advising clients on issues associated with the transition to a competitive marketplace.  He practiced at Jenner & Block for more than 20 years where he tried both civil and criminal cases and argued numerous cases before the United States Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts. 

Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Bradford clerked for the Honorable Bernard M. Decker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  He is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States Supreme Court, and several United States Courts of Appeals and federal district courts.

Civic and Board Involvement

Bradford serves on the Board of Directors of Energy Insurance Mutual.  He is also a Trustee for the Kohl’s Children Museum, the Ravinia Festival and the Constitutional Rights Foundation.  He serves as Chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Subcommittee on Corporate Issues and on EEI’s Legal Planning Committee.  Bradford is a member of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the North Shore General Counsel Association.


Bradford graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1980 where he served as an editor on the Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1977.

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