Benjamin K. Olson is a Managing Counsel in the Office of Regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he leads and supervises rulemakings implementing the amendments to various federal consumer financial protection statutes in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act). In particular, Ben is leading the CFPB's development of rules and forms integrating mortgage disclosure requirements in the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
Before joining the CFPB in June 2011, Ben served as Counsel in the Regulations Branch in the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's Division of Consumer and Community Affairs. There, he played a leading role in the Board's development of new rules regulating the credit card industry, including the rules implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009. Prior to that, Ben worked in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Financial Practices and at the law firm Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).
Ben served as law clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and attended Georgetown University Law Center and Tulane University. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.