Jeff Ehrlich Partner

Drawing on his deep experience in government service, Jeff Ehrlich represents clients in the consumer-finance space, providing advice and counseling to businesses that compete in markets governed by multiple state and federal agencies that enforce complex and often novel statutes and regulations.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Jeff served as deputy enforcement director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In that role, he led the CFPB’s Field Litigation Team, managing investigations and litigation in the CFPB’s four regional offices and headquarters. He directed more than 100 enforcement actions against financial-services providers, fintech companies, and retailers, often partnering with other federal regulatory and enforcement agencies and state attorneys general.

Before joining the CFPB, Jeff was a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice, an assistant county attorney for Miami-Dade County, Florida, and an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington, D.C. Jeff began his career as law clerk for the Honorable James Lawrence King, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

For the past several years, Jeff has taught a consumer-finance class at St. Thomas University College of Law and Florida International University College of Law.

  • University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude, 1994
  • University of Michigan, BA, with high honors and distinction, 1992

Member, American Bar Association

  • Panelist, San Francisco Fintech Roundtable CLE and Reception, May 19, 2022
  • Panelist, "CFPB Priorities," Consumer Financial Services: Post Election Update, Practicing Law Institute, 2021
  • Panelist, "CFPB Accomplishments and Priorities," Federal Regulators Speak, Practicing Law Institute, 2019
  • Panelist, "CFPB Accomplishments and Priorities," Retail Investors: The New Enforcement Frontier, Practicing Law Institute, 2018, 2019
  • Panelist, "The U.S. Regulatory Landscape," RegTech Compliance Transformed, American Banker, 2017
  • Panelist, "Individual Liability and Related Forms of Secondary Liability," The American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Winter Meeting, 2017
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Recipient, "2019 Director’s Mission Achievement Award," presented for leadership excellence at the CFPB

Recipient, "2016 Director’s Mission Achievement Award," presented for outstanding team contributions to the CFPB's mission

Recipient, "2010 Assistant Attorney General’s Special Commendation for Outstanding Service"

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