Erin Caddell

Erin is a Director and President of Global Counsel USA in Washington, DC. Erin previously worked for a US-based policy analysis firm, as well as in investment management, equity research, investment banking and journalism. He has experience in policy analysis across a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, energy/environment, technology and education. 

At Global Counsel, he works with US-based and non-US-based clients across sectors to assess the outlook for US policy. 

Recent examples of his work include: 

  • Analysing the outlook for US consumer-finance policy under the new Administration for a firm in the prepaid debt card space.  
  • Advising a US-based investor client on the federal and state environment for alternative teacher certification programs, which place teachers in public schools who have not pursued traditional education degrees.
  • Joining a cross-border GC team to provide buy-side due diligence on a target that provides personal electronic monitoring services in the criminal-justice and elder-care markets in the US, Canada and several other global markets.

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Instagram 2.0? Microsoft offer for social media start-up Discord would present an early challenge for Biden’s trustbusters


The headline is so common in the supercharged market for emerging technology firms that it seems almost commonplace, though still amazing in the grand arc of history: A five-year old Silicon Valley social media start-up, having doubled its active monthly user base to more than 100m global users in just a year, is in exclusive talks to be acquired by a well-established,…

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The progressives strike back: Biden nominates FTC Commissioner as CFBP Director

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This week US President Joe Biden nominated Rohit Chopra, currently a Democratic commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission, as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the lead US consumer-finance regulator, heralding a more activist period for the CFPB following the more business-friendly approach of the Trump era. Kathleen Kraninger, the Trump…

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