Gerald S. Sachs (Gerry) is a partner in Venable’s Government Division, where he will assist consumer financial services companies with compliance, law enforcement investigations, and litigation. Mr. Sachs advises consumer financial services companies on all aspects of state and federal consumer financial protection law, ranging from disclosures to debt collection. He also assists clients with compliance audits, supervisory examinations, enforcement investigations, and civil and criminal litigation.
Mr. Sachs assisted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with building its enforcement office. While with the CFPB, he was senior counsel for policy and strategy with the enforcement office, where he assisted with strategic planning, drafting policies and procedures, coordinating with other regulators, conducting investigations, supporting supervisory examinations, and working on intra-agency payments systems and other initiatives. He led two teams of attorneys that focused on auto finance, credit cards, mobile payments, emerging payments (digital currency), and prepaid cards. In addition, he assisted the CFPB with its mortgage servicing rules implementation and internal oversight matters.