Genessa Stout is Product Counsel with PayPal where she works closely with business partners to develop products to democratize financial services and increase financial inclusion. Genessa joined PayPal in 2015 as Director of Litigation. Before moving to San Francisco to work with PayPal, Genessa worked as an enforcement attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. While at the CFPB, Genessa lead the investigation and resolution of several large enforcement actions related to mobile payments, mortgages, and small-dollar lending. Before joining the CFPB, Genessa worked at Hagens Berman Sobol Shaprio in Seattle where her practice focused on representing plaintiffs in complex financial services class actions. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law. Genessa is committed to giving back and leads PayPal’s Global Pro Bono Program and spends her free time enjoying yoga and California’s natural beauty.

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