David Gossett is the Assistant General Counsel for Litigation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In that role, he leads the group of lawyers who defend the Bureau in litigation - including cases challenging the Bureau's rules and regulations as well as other defensive litigation - as well as handling all appellate and amicus litigation for the Bureau. Before joining the CFPB in August 2011, David was a partner in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice at Mayer Brown LLP, where he had a particular focus on administrative law, constitutional law, federal preemption, class actions, and arbitration.
David has repeatedly been recognized as a leading appellate lawyer. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Appellate Law, listed in 2011 edition of Washington DC Super Lawyers, and in 2006 was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" in Washington. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI), and is one of the founders-and the Executive Editor-of the Green Bag, a quarterly law journal. He graduated with high honors, Order of the Coif, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He received an M.A. in experimental psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Reed College. He clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.