Michael Briggs

Michael W. Briggs
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Michael Briggs is General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Human Resources at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), where he oversees the association's internal legal affairs, compliance, and human resources operations.  He also oversees the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, MBA's 501(c)(3) foundation that provides mortgage and rental payment assistance to families with critically ill or injured children.

Prior to joining MBA, Briggs spent a dozen years at the FDIC where he held a number of leadership roles within the Legal Division. As Assistant General Counsel for the Consumer Law Section, he led a team that delivered advice and counsel throughout the agency on a wide variety of consumer protection, real estate finance, bank supervision, enforcement, financial technology, community development and economic inclusion matters.

Before joining the FDIC, Briggs was in private practice with Gordon Feinblatt LLC, a Baltimore firm where he represented community banks, credit unions, nonbank mortgage lenders and the Maryland Bankers Association. He also previously served as Chief Legal Officer of America's Community Bankers. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs at Bank of America Corporation and as Regulatory Counsel for Barnett Banks.

Briggs is a former vice chair of the American Bar Association (ABA)'s Banking Law Committee and a longtime member of the ABA's Consumer Financial Services Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the LGBTQ Bar Association of Maryland, Women in Housing and Finance, and ALLRISE DC, an organization formed in 2019 to focus on promoting gender equity in financial services.

He earned his LL.M. degree in financial services law from Boston University School of Law.He holds a J.D. cum laude from Drake University Law School and a bachelor's degree from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.