Tony Alexis is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices and serves as the head of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Enforcement practice.

Mr. Alexis’ practice focuses on representing financial services institutions and litigation matters, with a focus on class action litigation and government and regulatory investigations. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Mr. Alexis served as Assistant Director and Head of the Office of Enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he developed and managed the CFPB’s enforcement strategy, consumer financial investigations and litigation. He coordinated strategy, investigations and litigation in areas such as fair lending, payday/short-term loans, mortgage origination, mortgage servicing, credit cards, credit reporting, debt collection, student and automobile lending, and payments systems with leaders of the enforcement and regulation departments at the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, state attorneys general, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), the California Department of Business Oversight and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NY-DFS).

Mr. Alexis also served as a member of the CFPB’s Executive Committee and its Civil Penalty Fund Governance Board. He joined the CFPB as the Deputy Enforcement Director for Field Litigation, and was responsible for enforcement work conducted by the CFPB’s regional offices.

Prior to joining the CFPB, Mr. Alexis was a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of an International law firm, where his practice focused on representing individuals and business organizations in government investigations and complex litigation. Previously, Mr. Alexis served for nearly two decades at the Department of Justice, including more than ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted cases as the senior attorney in the Fraud & Public Corruption Section and as the Deputy Chief of the Federal Major Crimes Section. During that time, he was responsible for supervising and conducting the investigation and prosecution of federal criminal offenses including economic crimes fraud, extra-territorial crimes, money laundering, immigration fraud and environmental crimes. He investigated and prosecuted numerous high-profile white-collar crimes including bribery, public corruption, embezzlement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and healthcare fraud. Prior to his service in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Fraud Section of the Civil Division where he led dozens of False Claims Act investigations and litigations throughout the United States. Throughout his career, Mr. Alexis has trained new attorneys, agents, investigators and examiners.

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Mr. Alexis brings his litigation and enforcement experiences to provide a wide array of clients including financial institutions, banks, servicers and investors, with valuable insights shaped by his decades of enforcement expertise and his experience as a trial lawyer and litigator.  His experience includes conducting internal investigations, counseling clients regarding the design of new products including the marketing, sales and servicing of the products. Mr. Alexis has advised clients in all phases of investigations and litigation in these matters including:

  • Assisting banks and non-banks with CFPB and other regulatory bodies in examinations of their enterprises;
  • Providing mock examinations and other guidance to business enterprises subject to regulatory examination;
  • Defending financial services companies in multistate investigations by regulatory bodies and state attorneys general offices;
  • Defending companies subject to federal regulatory investigations (including the CFPB); and,
  • Defending companies in private law suits based on allegations of violations of consumer financial services laws including fair lending.

Recognition

Mr. Alexis has been consistently recognized for his public service, including with the prestigious United States Department of Justice Director’s Award for superior performance as an assistant U.S. Attorney, and multiple United States Attorney’s Office Special Achievement awards for outstanding performance. Commenting on Mr. Alexis’ service, CFPB’s former director Richard Cordray noted: “As our chief of Enforcement, Tony has been my strong right arm.”

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J.D., 1984
Howard University School of Law
B.A., 1981
The George Washington University

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

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