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Attorney–Advisor

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently working to ramp up the vigor of our oversight of consumer financial laws and is seeking highly qualified attorneys at all experience levels to join our team. We offer a range of opportunities for attorneys to bring unique experiences and perspectives to address significant and complex consumer protection issues facing our nation.

You will serve as a legal advisor on issues related to enforcement of consumer financial law, drafting of consumer financial regulation, supervision of bank and non-bank entities, operations and other general laws applicable to CFPB, or any issue under the jurisdiction of the Bureau.

Why you should apply

As the Attorney-Advisor, you will be able to:

  • Play a key role in investigating consumer financial protection violations and enforcing laws and policies against bad actors in the marketplace
  • Apply your unique skills and mindset to directly influence the laws and policies that drive consumer financial protection
  • Solve highly complex and challenging issues faced by the marketplace and bring innovative ideas to fulfill our mission
  • Work alongside our diverse teams of highly skilled and critical thinkers to conduct analysis of factual and legal issues and advise policy decision makers
  • Gain deep expertise in substantive areas such as financial protection law, administrative law, regulatory and other areas
  • Use your unique experience and perspective to ensure consumers have an equitable and fair consumer financial marketplace, particularly those who are disproportionately impacted

The offices in which you could work

Opportunities exist in all of the attorney groups at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) including the Offices of Enforcement, Regulations, Supervision Policy, Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity, and the Legal Division.

Office of Enforcement

As a part of the Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending Division, Enforcement is responsible for investigating potential violations of the Federal consumer financial laws and taking action to address violations where appropriate. Their work is critical to furthering the Bureau’s goal of a fair marketplace for consumers.

Office of Supervision Policy

As a part of the Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending Division, Supervision Policy is responsible for developing supervision strategy and providing subject-matter expertise to supervision staff in connection with the various consumer financial product and service lines and compliance areas, including fair lending. Their work ensures a consistent supervisory approach with respect to different consumer financial products for both banks and non-banks across the Bureau’s four regions.

Office of Regulations

As a part of the Research, Markets, & Regulations Division, Regulations is responsible for developing and implementing consumer financial regulations. In addition to highly skilled attorneys preparing and finalizing consumer finance rules, they also conduct 10-year regulatory reviews, regulatory burden reviews, and disclosure waiver requests. Their work also assists in providing guidance to industry on Bureau regulations and conducting compliance tools.

Office of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity

As a part of the Office of the Director, the Office of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity ensures federal fair lending laws, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act are enforced and ensures fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit for all consumers in America.

Legal Division

The Legal Division is responsible for providing advice on all legal matters; reviewing documents for clearance, rulemakings, enforcement, and other policymaking projects; handling defensive, appellate, and amicus litigation; managing and overseeing responses to Congressional requests for information; and ensuring compliance with federal ethics regulations and other federal guidelines.

What we’re looking for

An interest or experience in consumer financial protection law and issues, administrative law, federal consumer financial protection, and/or regulatory law.

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