Mr. Owens draws from his experience as a former policy advisor, litigator, and judicial law clerk to deliver meaningful solutions and insight to the firm’s clients.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Owens was a policy counsel in the CFPB’s Office of Regulations. In that role, he monitored emerging policy issues in markets for consumer financial products and services, and advised the CFPB on its regulatory responses to those issues. He also delivered regulatory guidance to financial institutions, compliance professionals, and others navigating ambiguous compliance issues arising under CFPB regulations. At the CFPB, Mr. Owens developed subject-matter expertise in the Federal consumer financial protection laws, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Federal unfair, deceptive and abusive acts and practices laws (UDAAP).
Before joining the CFPB, Mr. Owens was an associate at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and to the Honorable Andre M. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.