Patricia A. McCoy

Boston College Law School

Patricia A. McCoy is the Liberty Mutual Insurance Professor at Boston College Law School. Her research interests focus on the nexus among financial services, consumer welfare, and systemic risk. In 2010-2011, she was appointed the first Assistant Director of Mortgage Markets at the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., where she oversaw all of the Bureau's mortgage policy initiatives. She has also served on the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board and the Advisory Council on Economic Inclusion of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Currently, she sits on the Federal Reserve's Insurance Policy Advisory Council.

Patricia received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal. Later, she clerked for the late Hon. Robert S. Vance on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before entering academe, Patricia was a partner at the law firm of Mayer, Brown in Washington, D.C. She was subsequently a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Economics Department in 2002-2003. Patricia has three books to her credit, including The Subprime Virus (Oxford University Press), which was written with Kathleen C. Engel and won ACCFSL's award for Best Book on Consumer Financial Services of 2011.


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