Patrice Alexander Ficklin photoPatrice Alexander Ficklin

Patrice Alexander Ficklin is the founding director of the CFPB’s Office of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity, which coordinates the Bureau’s efforts to fulfill its responsibilities to ensure fair, equitable and nondiscriminatory access to credit.

Her prior experience includes negotiating complex transactions and leading teams engaged in counseling industry and consumer advocate organizations on regulatory compliance, consumer protection, fair lending, fair housing and fair employment.

Patrice has mediated employment discrimination claims and arbitrated individual lending discrimination claims made by Black farmers in Pigford v. Glickman, a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Patrice is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School.

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