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September 13, 2022

Houston Shaner Joins Better Markets as Senior Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Houston Shaner has joined Better Markets as Senior Counsel. Shaner brings extensive experience working on regulatory matters, administrative law, and litigation to the Better Markets legal team.

“Houston brings eight years of excellent legal experience and a nuanced understanding of the legal process and how it impacts policymaking and regulatory issues,” said Better Markets President and CEO, Dennis Kelleher. “Having served two years with AmeriCorps in Alabama, Houston also has firsthand experience of the impact of government in the lives and on the livelihoods of Main Street Americans. This experience will prove invaluable as our legal team works to make an even greater impact on cases, rules, and regulations that prioritize the economic security and prosperity of all Americans.”

“I’m excited to join Better Markets and the legal team in fighting for a fairer, more efficient, and more accountable financial system that supports the productive economy and hardworking Americans,” said Shaner. “I look forward to leveraging the policymaking process to enable broad-based, equitable opportunity for America’s families.”

Prior to Better Markets, Shaner worked on numerous regulatory, compliance, and litigation matters at two large national law firms. After law school, he served as a law clerk for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He graduated summa cum laude with high honors in economics from Vanderbilt University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Shaner served two years in AmeriCorps as a regional coordinator at Impact Alabama.


Better Markets is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization founded to promote the public interest in the financial markets, support the financial reform of Wall Street and make our financial system work for all Americans again. Better Markets works with allies—including many in finance—to promote pro-market, pro-business and pro-growth policies that help build a stronger, safer financial system that protects and promotes Americans’ jobs, savings, retirements and more. To learn more, visit

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