Sr. Advisor to Student
Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Mike Pierce is currently acting as a Deputy Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he serves as Senior Advisor to the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman and helps lead the Bureau’s Office for Students and Young Consumers. Mike joined the Bureau in 2011 to help stand up the Bureau’s work in the higher education finance marketplace. Mike continues to lead Bureau initiatives on student loan servicing, student loan repayment and the impact of student debt on the economy. Prior to joining the staff at CFPB, Mike served as a policy advisor to Congressman John Sarbanes, representing the Third District of Maryland. During his time on Capitol Hill, Mike assisted in the passage of legislation creating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. He is a graduate of the Marshall-Wythe Law School at the College of William and Mary and is admitted to practice law in Maryland.