Tony Alexis is a partner in Goodwin’s Complex Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Financial Industry Litigation practices focusing on Consumer Financial Services Litigation 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.