Washington, DC — The global law firm Jones Day has announced that C. Hunter Wiggins, former Principal Deputy Enforcement Director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has joined the Firm’s Chicago Office as a partner in its Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice.
“We are thrilled that Hunter is joining us in Chicago and bringing to Jones Day his impressive experience as one the key senior officials that established the newest federal financial regulatory agency,” said Tina Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Chicago Office. “Hunter will provide our clients with a unique perspective. His credentials extend well beyond the financial industry and include work with other regulated industries and federal regulators.”
As a member of the CFPB, Mr. Wiggins supervised over 150 attorneys, investigators, and staff; oversaw the creation and execution of the Bureau’s enforcement strategy; and managed the enforcement portfolio.
Mr. Wiggins’ breadth of experience also includes regulatory and compliance responsibilities at a leading pharmaceutical company and supervisory roles at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Hunter will provide keen insight into some of the most challenging issues facing traditional financial institutions and new players in the global financial community who have come under scrutiny following the financial crisis,” said Tony Dias, Co-leader of Jones Day’s Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice. “Hunter’s experience complements our commitment to move the financial industry back into the position of doing what they do best — innovating and creating economic opportunity. Today’s financial industry legal landscape is complex and demands lawyers with a depth of knowledge in emerging areas of regulation, investigations, enforcement, and litigation. Hunter brings all that with him.”
Mr. Wiggins joined the CFPB in 2011, soon after its formation, as Deputy Enforcement Director for Policy and Strategy and was named Principal Deputy Enforcement Director in February 2014. Besides his direct supervisory and strategic management duties, he had primary responsibility for supervising matters across all the Bureau’s litigation teams.. Mr. Wiggins also served as a subject matter expert within the Office of Enforcement on a wide range of issues, including civil penalties, individual liability, and the use of abusiveness in enforcement actions under the CFPB’s UDAAP statute.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude) and the University of Iowa (B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa), Mr. Wiggins served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University School of Law, teaching an upper-level securities enforcement seminar.
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