Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
An assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from 2014 to 2016, Jeff worked in conjunction with trade associations, industry representatives, consumer advocates and other state and federal agencies to identify and address consumer protection priorities, with a particular emphasis on auto, student, marketplace and other installment lending markets, as well as debt collection, debt settlement and credit counseling markets. His hands-on experience with the CFPB is an asset for clients seeking to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state consumer financial laws. Jeff establishes compliance management programs for nationwide, multi-state or statewide consumer lending and prepaid card and other payment product or system operations. He also serves as a liaison between clients and regulators through meetings, position papers, and other efforts to influence regulatory proposals to advance client interests.
In-House Counsel Experience
As senior counsel for a major retailer, Jeff worked alongside clients to establish business objectives and compliance management programs for bank credit card and gift/prepaid card operations. He was responsible for debt collection; fair lending; credit reporting disputes and fraud; electronic fund transfer; financial privacy and data security; bank and holding company regulation and governance; anti-money laundering; loyalty and cause marketing; and debt cancellation matters. In addition, he provided substantive and strategic guidance on consumer finance litigation to in-house litigators.
Jeff is passionate about history, public policy, Chicago professional sports (the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks), and U.S. and international soccer (Manchester United and Real Madrid fan).
Not admitted in D.C. Admitted in Illinois and Ohio. Practicing in the District under supervision of Partners in the Firm under D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8) while D.C. Bar application pending.