Christopher Koegel is an assistant director in the Bureau of Consumer Protection�s Division of Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission. In this capacity, Mr. Koegel manages enforcement and policy work relating to debt collection, mortgage advertising, and other consumer protection issues arising in the financial sector. Mr. Koegel joined the FTC in July 2009, and, as a lead attorney on a number of matters, specialized in debt collection issues. He was the primary architect of the FTC�s Statement of Enforcement Policy Regarding Communications in Connection with Collection of a Decedent�s Debt, issued in July 2011. He also was lead attorney on several federal court cases against payday lending and debt collection operations, including the recent case against Expert Global Solutions and its subsidiaries. Before joining the FTC, Mr. Koegel worked in private practice at Jones Day, and at Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
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