Stephen Van Meter joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2011 as Assistant General Counsel, after a detail that began in October 2010. He was promoted to his current position of Deputy General Counsel of the Office of Law & Policy in 2012. He came to the Bureau from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where he was Assistant Director of the Community and Consumer Law Division. Before working at the OCC, Stephen worked in the Legal Division at the Federal Reserve Board, at the law firm of Ropes & Gray, and as law clerk to the Honorable Francis P. O’Connor of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Stephen received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and J.D. from Harvard Law School.