Jeff is currently a Senior Counsel with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he works on fair lending issues. During his 22 year legal career, he has worked in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in both the Special Litigation and Criminal Sections. As a Special Litigation Counsel with the Criminal Section, he prosecuted numerous high profile civil rights cases around the country and was awarded the 2009 Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for the prosecution of a large-scale police corruption case in Los Angeles. Jeff also spent three years as the Director of the Compliance Branch at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Early in his career, Jeff worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Montgomery County where he represented indigent individuals in serious felony matters. He began his legal career as an Army JAG where he served as a prosecutor in the Republic of Korea, a trial defense counsel at Fort Carson, Colorado and an administrative law Attorney at the Pentagon.
Jeff received his Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, a Masters in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Jeff and his wife also served as Peace Corps volunteers in Belize from 2004-2006.
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., University of Maryland School of Law (with Honors)
- M.A., Georgetown University (Liberal Studies)
- B.A., Washington University (Economics)