Yasaman Sutton

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Yasaman Sutton

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


I have served as a lawyer with the Federal government since 2005. I currently serve as Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Supervision and Examinations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. My prior roles were as Assistant General Counsel at the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. At DoD, from 2005-2014, I served primarily in litigation and ethics. At OMB, from 2014 to 2019, I served as the Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official ("ADAEO"), to include throughout the Presidential Transition in 2017, managing the ethics issues for seven (7) in-coming Presidentially-appointed officials in connection with Senate confirmations, and another 45 new political appointees. I served as Ethics Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel in two administrations (44 and 45), in 2014 and 2020/2021, to include during the transition of power in 2021. From 2019-2021, I had the special opportunity to serve the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a member of the Senior Staff as a Senior Advisor to the Director and Counselor. All of my appointments have been in the Career Civil Service. At GWU, I have the privilege of facilitating graduate-level professional skills courses that are designed to hone an authentic and effective communications style which will serve the students, and those they work with, throughout their careers.