Professorial Lecturer in Law
Jeff Blumberg is a Senior Litigation Counsel with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where he represents the CFPB in complex federal enforcement matters throughout the country. Mr. Blumberg began his legal career as an Army JAG where he served as a prosecutor in the Republic of Korea, and a trial defense counsel at Fort Carson, Colorado. Following his military service, he joined the Maryland Office of the Public Defender where he represented hundreds of adult and juvenile clients charged with felony offenses. After seven years as an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Blumberg became a federal prosecutor with the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. As a Special Litigation Counsel in that office, he prosecuted some of the nation’s highest-profile criminal civil rights cases and was awarded the 2009 Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (the highest civilian award) for the prosecution of a large-scale police corruption case in Los Angeles. Mr. Blumberg also served as a civil litigator with the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division where he negotiated and monitored settlements with major police departments for systematic violations of individuals’ rights.
Mid-career, Mr. Blumberg served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years where he focused on access to justice issues in Belize. He is an experienced trial advocacy trainer and teacher having taught trial skills for the Justice Department’s National Advocacy Center, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Civil Rights Division, and the MD Office of the Public Defender. He also has been published on cultural competency issues as they apply to experiential learning.