Professor Adam Levitin Appointed to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's New Consumer Advisory Board

September 13, 2012 —

Professor Adam Levitin Professor Adam Levitin

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Adam Levitin has been appointed to the new Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

“I am honored to join this distinguished group of consumer experts,” said Levitin. “I look forward to working with them and CFPB leadership on important issues affecting American consumers.” 

Levitin and 24 other consumer experts from outside the federal government were selected for the Consumer Advisory Board for terms ranging from one to three years. The newly appointed members include experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending, civil rights and consumer financial products or services. 

Authorized by Congress through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Consumer Advisory Board will advise the CFPB on a broad range of consumer financial issues and emerging market trends.

Levitin specializes in bankruptcy, commercial law and financial regulation. His research focuses on consumer and housing finance, payments and debt restructuring. 

Before joining the Georgetown Law faculty, Levitin practiced in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and served as law clerk to Judge Jane Richards Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. 

Levitin has served as special counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel and as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute. He frequently testifies on Capitol Hill on topics including consumer protection, bankruptcy, mortgaging, homeownership and debt.

Levitin holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.Phil and an A.M. from Columbia University and an A.B. from Harvard College.

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