Micah Hauptman is a Financial Services Counsel at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), a nonprofit association of nearly 300 national, state, and local pro-consumer organizations. At CFA, he performs research and engages in advocacy on investor protection and systemic risk issues, focusing primarily on a fiduciary standard for investment professionals, adequate funding for financial market regulators, credit rating agency regulation, investor arbitration, and financial market structure. Prior to joining CFA in January 2014, Micah worked on a broad range of banking and tax issues at Public Citizen, from 2011-2014. Prior to joining Public Citizen, he worked as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office. Micah graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2005, magna cum laude, and graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 2009, with distinction. He is a member of the California Bar.