Former CFPB, HUD Official Joins Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

William W. Matchneer III has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in the firm's financial services litigation and compliance practice group in its D.C. office.

Matchneer's experience as an attorney in the financial services arena includes past roles with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Previously, he served as senior counsel with the CFPB's division of research, markets and regulations, where he was the team lead for regulations implementing certain aspects of Dodd-Frank. His role with the CFPB also involved responding to public and Congressional inquiries on issues involving appraisals, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Secure and Fair Enforcement of Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE), and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA).

Matchneer also served in multiple roles with HUD from May 2002 through June 2011, including, most recently, as a senior attorney advisor with the Office of General Counsel, Program Compliance Division. In this capacity, he provided legal counsel and guidance to division attorneys and program clients on enforcement and litigation involving RESPA, as well as legal counsel involving the development of enforcement practices for ILSA and the SAFE Act. Also with HUD, Matchneer served as a senior administrator for the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing, involving all aspects of HUD's consumer financial protection programs, as well as the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs.

In addition, Matchneer was staff counsel to the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources. He also served as chief counsel to commissioners with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, as staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business, and also as chief counsel to the American Worker at a Crossroads Project of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.


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