Profile

Lucy Morris
Lucy E. Morris
Partner
202.327.9710    
Washington, D.C.
1909 K Street, NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.6930
Fax: 202.223.6935
Practices

Professional Experience

Lucy is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office. Lucy counsels financial institutions and others in complying with federal consumer financial laws and prohibitions against unfair, deceptive, or abusive trade practices. She is an experienced advocate and litigator, representing clients in government investigations, examinations, and enforcement actions before federal and state agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and state AG offices. Lucy chairs Hudson Cook's Government Investigations, Examinations, and Enforcement Practice Group.

From 2011 to 2014, Lucy served as a Deputy Enforcement Director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she was responsible for overseeing investigations and litigation relating to consumer financial products and services, including credit cards, mortgage origination, mortgage servicing, payday lending, debt collection, credit reporting, and debt settlement.

From 2010 to 2011, Lucy served as a founding member of the CFPB Implementation Team that organized the CFPB after passage of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Before the CFPB, Lucy worked at the Federal Trade Commission for over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions, including as Assistant Director for Financial Practices and as Assistant to the Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. At the FTC, Lucy had extensive experience in law enforcement investigations, consent negotiations, and litigation, in the areas of financial services, marketing, and advertising. Lucy is the Recipient of 2008 Chairman's Award, the FTC's highest award. Prior to the FTC, Lucy was a litigation associate with Betts, Patterson & Mines in Seattle, Washington.

Lucy is honored to be a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, "a professional association of lawyers particularly skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the skill and practice of consumer financial services law and the ethics of the profession."

Lucy is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of consumer financial services law topics. Speaking engagements include the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA), and numerous other national programs.

Lucy is licensed to practice in the state of Washington and the District of Columbia.

Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Federal and State Trade Practices Subcommittee, 2015-2018

Member, Washington State Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar Association

Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

  • "Abusiveness in Practice," CFPB Symposium: Abusive Acts or Practices, June 2019
  • "State of Play: The Shifting Federal and State Regulatory Landscape," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary, April 2019
  • "Merchant Cash Advance and Small Business Lending Session: Government Investigation and State and Federal Enforcement," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary, April 2019
  • "Recent Trends in State Attorneys General Enforcement Actions," Mortgage Bankers Association Compliance Essentials Webinar, January 2019
  • "Meet the Federal UDAAP Regulators," ABA Business Law Section, September 2018
  • "State & Local Regulators' Roundtable," Auto Finance Performance & Compliance Summit, May 2018
  • "Practical Tips for Exam Preparation," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary, April 2018
  • "Charting the CFPB's Evolving Regulatory Authority and Best Practices for Engaging with its Supervisory and Enforcement Functions," ABA Business Law Section, April 2018
  • "CFPB: Past, Present, and Future," U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 2018
  • "State of (Regulatory) Play: How New Leadership at the CFPB is Changing Financial Regulation," Hudson Cook Webinar, February 2018
  • "Conscience Uncoupling - the Bureau After Cordray," AFSA Consumer Finance Compliance Symposium, January 2018
  • "2018 Predictions: Fair Lending in the Trump Era," Compli Webinar, January 2018
  • "Cordray Successor Confusion Placed a 'Cloud' Over the CFPB," Center for Auto Finance Excellence Podcast, December 2017
  • "Reverse Engineering a Compliance Program from Consent Decrees, Enforcement Actions and More," CRA and Fair Lending Colloquium, November 2017
  • "Attorney General Enforcement Actions," AFSA State Government Affairs Meeting, October 2017
  • "State AGs: Enforcement Beyond the CFPB," Hudson Cook Webinar, October 2017
  • "CFPB Rulemaking and Enforcement," AFSA Law Committee Meeting, May 2017
  • "Individual and Executive Liability and Regulatory Reach," MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, May 2017
  • "When the Government Comes Calling," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary, April 2017
  • "The Federal Trade Commission Under the Trump Administration: Past, Present, and Future," Hudson Cook Webinar, February 2017
  • "The Real Impact of the DC Circuit's Decision in PHH v. CFPB," ABA Section of Antitrust Law, December 2016
  • "Compliance Checklist for CFPB Examinations," ACI's Forum on Mortgage Servicing Compliance, December 2016
  • "Navigating the CFPB's Exam and Enforcement Process," FiSCA Annual Conference, October 2016
  • "Planning for CFPB Exams," MBA Regulatory Compliance Conference, September 2016
  • "Litigation - Addressing Enforcement Actions," MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, May 2016
  • "PHH Litigation and the CFPB Enforcement Process," ACI's National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement, April 2016
  • "CFPB GPS: What Directs the Bureau and Where it's Going?" CBA Live 2016, March 2016
  • "Remedies and Fines in Government Enforcement Actions," ABA Business Law Section, January 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, Capital One Specialty Finance Lender Group Event, November 2015
  • "CFPB Administrative Appeals," Conference on Consumer Finance Law, November 2015
  • "Review of the CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database," ABA Business Law Section, September 2015
  • "Regulatory Update," CoreLogic Risk Summit, Credit Client Counsel, July 2015
  • "Adapting to 'UDAAP': Avoiding Trouble With Government Enforcers," Consumer Financial Services Conference, June 2015
  • "Federal Regulatory Developments," National Automotive Finance Association Conference, May 2015
  • "The CFPB's Far Reaching Impact," ACI Conference, Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement, April 2015
  • "CFPB, OCC and CCIA Member Products: Future Predictions," CCIA Annual Meeting, April 2015
  • "The Latest in Unfair and Deceptive Practices," ABA Business Law Section, April 2015
  • "Management and Oversight of Service Providers," CDIA Teleseminar, March 2015
  • "The Countdown to the CFPB Payday Lending Rulemaking," CFSA Annual Meeting, March 2015
  • "Securitization Market," AFSA Law Committee Meeting, January 2015
  • "Service Provider and Vendor Management Compliance Issues in Light of Recent CFPB and FTC Actions," ABA Business Law Section, January 2015
  • "CFPB and FTC Developments in Debt Collection," Hudson Cook Webinar, December 2014
  • "CFPB Enforcement," ABA Consumer Banking Panel, November 2014
  • Luncheon Speaker on CFPB topics, AFSA Annual Meeting, October 2014
  • "CFPB Enforcement and the Auto Finance Market," Hudson Cook Webinar, October 2014
  • "An Inside View of the CFPB's Office of Enforcement," AON Integramark Legal-Regulatory Seminar, October 2014

Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1986

University of Santa Clara, B.A., 1983

District of Columbia, 2017

Washington, 1986