TCH Annual Conference

Thomas G. Ward

Thomas Ward is the most recent CFPB Enforcement Director to enter private practice. He is a partner in Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office and concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions and companies offering consumer financial products and services in government enforcement matters, with a focus on the CFPB and state consumer financial protection agencies. Prior to his service at the CFPB, he was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led many of the most significant Consumer Protection branch criminal investigations and prosecutions in recent years. He is the only CFPB Enforcement Director to have served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General leading Consumer Protection branch matters, a key CFPB partner for criminal referrals to the U.S. Department of Justice.