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Panelist Biography

Michael Briggs

Acting Senior Counsel
Consumer Compliance

Last Updated: April 13, 2012

Michael Briggs is Acting Senior Counsel for Consumer Compliance in the Corporate, Consumer, Insurance and Legislation Branch of the Legal Division at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Since joining the FDIC in 2008, Michael has worked extensively on a wide variety of legislative and consumer protection issues, including financial reform, credit card practices, overdraft services, mortgage loan modifications, efforts to serve under- and un-banked consumers, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices. During his first year at the FDIC, he was part of a team that received a 2008 FDIC Chairman's Excellence Award for its work on the resolution of the former IndyMac Bank, F.S.B. In 2010, he was part of a team that received a FDIC Chairman's Excellence Award for its work on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

He joined the FDIC from Gordon, Feinblatt, LLC, a Baltimore law firm, where he was a member of the financial services practice group and editor of the firm's financial services e-newsletter. Before joining the firm, Michael served as Chief Legal Officer at America's Community Bankers, a Washington-based trade association of community banks that later merged with and into the American Bankers Association.

Previously, Michael was Assistant General Counsel for Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also served as the sole regulatory lawyer for Barnett Bank in Jacksonville, Florida, prior to its acquisition by Bank of America.

Michael received his J.D. with honors from Drake University, where he was managing editor of the Drake Law Review. He also holds a master's degree (LL. M.) in Banking and Financial Services Law from Boston University, and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Florida.

Michael is a member of the Florida and Maryland bars, and served from 2008 to 2011 as a vice chair of the Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. He also is a member of Women in Housing and Finance, a Washington-based association of financial professionals.