Press Release March 9, 2017

Former Senior CFPB Official Joins Alston & Bird

Alston & Bird has expanded its financial services litigation capabilities with the addition of Elizabeth Corbett as counsel in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group.

Corbett joins from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where she spent more than five years, most recently serving as acting chief of staff responsible for the agency’s day-to-day management. Previously, she served as the CFPB’s deputy chief of staff; counsel to the associate director for supervision, enforcement, and fair lending; and enforcement attorney.

“Elizabeth has broad and intimate knowledge of the CFPB’s inner workings gained from the ground up, first as an enforcement attorney at the time of the agency’s inception and continuing through to her role as acting chief of staff,” said Frank Hirsch, co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Financial Services Litigation Team. “As we wait to see what the future holds for the CFPB under the Trump Administration, Elizabeth will be instrumental in helping clients navigate the evolving financial regulatory landscape and the uncertainties that lie ahead.”

Before her tenure at the CFPB, Corbett served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she investigated and prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in D.C. Superior Court.

Corbett initially joins Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., office, but will subsequently be based in the firm’s Raleigh office.
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