- J.D., Loyola University School of Law, 2007
Jennifer D. Newton is an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science in Law Degree Program. She is also an attorney in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group and the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Task Force. The Shutts & Bowen Financial Services Practice Group has been recognized by Chambers USA as a first tier banking and finance practice area since its first publication.
Prior to joining Shutts and Bowen, Jennifer was counsel for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where she helped lead investigations and enforcement actions involving potential violations of federal fair lending laws. As a result of her CFPB experience, Jennifer is uniquely positioned to help clients avoid or navigate CFPB investigations.
Jennifer’s collective experience has earned her recognition in the legal community. Most recently, she was selected to be a 2016-2017 Fellow of The Florida Bar’s William Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy, and named by the National Black Lawyers as one of its “Top 40 under 40” in Banking and Finance. She was also recently appointed to serve as the Young Lawyer Liaison for the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee Pro Bono Subcommittee and as the Chair of the Social Media and Outreach Subcommittee for the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Standing Committee.
Jennifer is a graduate of the Florida State University and Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. While in law school, she was an active participant in mock trial and moot court, earning the Loyola Law Excellence Award in Moot Court and the Association of Trial Lawyers–Board of Advocates Justice Skelly Wright Chapter Award. Jennifer also received the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Fellowship, the Florida Bar Public Interest Summer Fellowship and the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Fellowship, where she was awarded a judicial internship with the Honorable Jerald P. Bagley in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. Following law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable George J. Larke, Jr. in the 32nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana.