The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — Attorney-Adviser (Law & Policy)

Attorney-Adviser (Law & Policy)


Are you a seasoned attorney who’s not afraid of complex and difficult legal questions?  Do you strive to provide a creative legal solution while balancing conflicting interests? Are you passionate about impacting organization programs and policies by evaluating proposed legislation? Are you motivated by the idea of leading the charge in efficient and effective government that positively impacts the lives of American families?  If so, read on! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may be the right fit for you.


About the CFPB

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) established the consumer bureau.  The central mission of the CFPB is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.


The Legal Division contains four offices: General Law and Ethics, Law and Policy, Oversight, and Litigation.  The Office of Law & Policy advises the Director and Bureau components on the Bureau’s authorities and jurisdiction, the interpretation of Federal consumer financial statutes and regulations, and matters of administrative law. The section helps ensure that the Bureau takes consistent and well supported legal positions across the range of agency functions, including rulemaking, supervision, enforcement, and consumer education.


The Impact You’ll Have

As an Attorney in our Law and Policy office, you will directly impact our mission by reviewing and advising a mix of protection and regulatory compliance issues related to consumer financial products and services such as mortgage banking, consumer credit, predatory lending, and student loans.  Developing our culture is essential, so you must lead by example to set organizational tone and direction, be accessible to staff of all levels, and always be guided by our core values of Serve, Lead, and Innovate.  You will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel and work closely as needed with the financial industry; related associations; and State, local, or foreign governments, to build rapport, exchange ideas, and negotiate resolutions. Further, you will guarantee our compliance with Federal risk assessment requirements to minimize risk, while ensuring a high level of transparency to external stakeholders.


What You’ll Get

Working in the trenches with some of the Federal government’s finest is just the beginning.

Expand your professional network and build lasting relationships you can tap into in the future.  Make your mark in history by applying expertise at a new agency, and create a lasting impact for generations to come.  Better yet, enjoy some of the best benefits the government has to offer, including premium compensation.


What We’re Looking For

Experience in Federal government is essential with direct knowledge of consumer protection and regulatory compliance is strongly preferred.  Qualified candidates will have a breadth of exposure and will understand the complexities of rulemaking, specifically in the areas of consumer protection and/or administrative law.  Successful individuals will have a proven track record of building strong relationships, providing necessary oversight support with other legal counsel, and using current regulations to drive results.  As one of the direct reports to the Deputy General Counsel, your expertise and counsel across a wide spectrum of issues and problems will be invaluable and additive to your expertise in drafting, interpretation or application of legislation, regulations, contracts, decisions, or other legal instruments.


Ready for the challenge?

We’re currently soliciting interest prior to a full posting.  Send our Talent Acquisition Specialists a note at and a real person will get right back to you – we promise.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to create and maintain a vibrant and diverse workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Serve.  Lead.  Innovate.