Michael Essiaw
Michael C. Essiaw
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Washington, D.C.
1909 K Street, NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202.223.6935
Professional Experience

Michael is an associate in the firm's Washington, DC office. He primarily represents financial institutions, licensed lenders, sales finance companies, retailers and other creditors in government investigations, litigation and enforcement actions concerning consumer financial laws and regulations.

Prior to joining Hudson Cook, Michael worked as a Law Clerk for the United States Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch. He supported trial attorneys and investigators with involvement in all phases of both civil and criminal cases from prelitigation investigation and analysis through trials and appeals with an emphasis in white collar crime and complex commercial litigation. He was also previously a Judicial Intern in D.C. Superior Court.

Michael is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section and the Washington Bar Association.

Michael received his J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law and his B.A. in Government and International Politics with a minor in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Washington Bar Association

"CFPB Fines Large National Bank $100 Million For Failing to Properly Disburse State Unemployment Benefits During the Height of Pandemic," Hudson Cook Enforcement Alert, July 2022, co-authored with Michael Goodman

"CFPB Obtains Bans Against Student-Loan Debt Relief Companies and CEO," Hudson Cook Enforcement Alert, April 2022, co-authored with Lucy Morris

The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., Business and Finance Law Concentration, 2020

Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Senior Staff Member
Black Law Student Association, Vice-President
Student Bar Association, Director of Major Programming
Mock Trial Board

George Mason University, B.A., Government and International Politics, 2016

District of Columbia, 2021