Michael Gordon is an accomplished consumer finance lawyer with more than 20 years of experience as a law firm partner, senior federal regulator, and fintech general counsel. His practice includes consumer finance and fintech, banking and bank partnerships, consumer and commercial credit, payments, regulatory strategy, risk management and corporate governance matters for a range of clients. Michael is a practical, business-focused lawyer with wide-ranging experience in private practice, government, and as a client. He has established a reputation for helping financial institutions and service providers anticipate and respond to a complex and ever-changing regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Bradley, Michael served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for a fast-growing fintech and renewable energy company, where he oversaw legal, compliance, and regulatory functions. He is also the former chair of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Practice Group at a leading national firm, where he helped clients successfully navigate regulatory compliance issues, supervisory exams, and enforcement matters before the CFPB, other federal and state bank regulators, and the FTC. In that role, Michael advised banks, lenders (mortgage, student, auto, credit card, personal, and small business), loan servicers, debt buyers, credit bureaus, online lenders, fintech investors, and fintech firms on financial regulatory issues.
Michael was on the start-up team that established the CFPB and served for five years in senior roles, including senior counselor to the director. He advised the director and senior agency officials on how best to utilize the CFPB’s authorities and whether to resolve significant matters through supervisory action or public enforcement.
Michael also served as counselor to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Treasury, and in senior investigative roles in the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Energy and Commerce and Oversight and Reform.