Justin G. Friedman

Director, Federal Government Affairs at American Financial Services Association

919 18TH ST NW, STE 300, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
American Financial Services Association
HQ Phone:
(202) 547-5500
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Last Updated 4/10/2017

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Employment History

Aide  - U.S. Senate

Legislative Correspondent  - Senator Evan Bayh


bachelor's degree  - economics , University of Maryland

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Justin G. Friedman
Director, Federal Government Affairs Justin advocates on behalf of AFSA's membership before Congress and federal agencies and monitors legislation, rulemaking and congressional oversight. He also advises the association's leadership on emerging public policy matters that impact the consumer credit industry, and represents AFSA in joint industry initiatives on cross-cutting issues. Justin joined AFSA in early 2011 after serving for more than four years as an aide in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, where he advised Members of Congress on economic policy, financial services and housing matters. Most recently, he staffed a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee throughout consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Prior to his service on Capitol Hill, Justin worked for a consulting firm and a trade association representing the fixed-income securities industry. He has participated in local, statewide, congressional and presidential campaigns in the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He was a founding officer of the National Housing Conference's Young Leaders in Affordable Housing. Justin earned his bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Maryland.

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Presented by Ken Shilson, President, Subprime Analytics and NADA; and Justin G. Friedman, Director, Federal Government Affairs, American Financial Services Association.

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Justin Friedman of the American Financial Services Association noted that Charles River study concluded that the Bureau's proxy for race is off "two out of five times" - double the rate acknowledged by the CFPB itself, and that applying basic statistical controls, the disparity alleged by CFPB between the amount of dealer reserve charged to minorities and non-minorities is actually not supported by data.

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