Mr. Alexis provides clients with valuable insights shaped by his decades of enforcement expertise and his experience as a trial lawyer and litigator. He has supervised and conducted dozens of prosecutions of complex federal and criminal offenses, covering several complex markets including banking and financial services.
Tony Alexis is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry Practice and serves as the head of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Enforcement Practice. His practice focuses primarily on consumer financial services 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 also coordinated strategy, investigations and litigation in areas such as payday/short-term loans, mortgages, 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), 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 enforcement’s four regional offices.
Prior to joining the CFPB, Mr. Alexis was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP in its Washington, D.C. office, where his practice focused on government investigations and complex litigation. Mr. Alexis previously spent 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 served 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 also 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. Throughout his career, Mr. Alexis has also trained new attorneys, agents, investigators and examiners.
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.” Mr. Cordray also commended Mr. Alexis for his “fierce integrity in working to secure justice and deserved relief for millions of American consumers.”
Howard University School of Law
The George Washington University