Michael Gordon

Of Counsel
Washington, DC

Michael Gordon, is a senior former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) official with two decades of experience in consumer financial services law. Over his career, he has served in private practice, as a senior federal regulator, and as Fintech general counsel. He is a pragmatic, business-focused lawyer with an established reputation for helping companies anticipate and respond to an ever-evolving regulatory environment. His practice includes enforcement defense, banking and bank partnerships, blockchain and digital assets, consumer finance and Fintech, consumer and commercial credit, corporate governance, payments, regulatory strategy, and risk management for a range of clients.

Michael was on the start-up team that established the CFPB and served for five years in senior roles at the agency, including senior counselor to the director. At the CFPB, Michael advised the director and senior agency officials on setting agency priorities and determining how best to use the CFPB’s supervisory and enforcement powers to address significant issues in the consumer finance marketplace.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Legal 500, Finance - Financial Services Regulation, 2023

Speaking Engagements

"Fair Lending and Legal Implications," CMBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, December 12, 2022



University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1997)
Note Editor, Journal of Law Reform

Harvard College (A.B., cum laude, 1991)


District of Columbia