Ms. Cuaresma’s practice is at the intersection of administrative law, consumer protection, and emerging technologies. She specializes in data and privacy, fair lending, and online platforms.
For nearly 20 years, Ms. Cuaresma has worked on a broad spectrum of regulatory and legislative matters facing industry. First as a securities attorney, and later as a regulatory counsel, she represented clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities Exchange Commission, FINRA, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her legislative experience includes preparing witnesses for testimony before congressional oversight committees, drafting statements, and advising clients on the impact of pending legislation. As a Federal regulator, she conducted investigations and brought enforcement actions, helped build the nation’s first supervisory program over non-depository institutions, and played a lead role in drafting regulations under Dodd-Frank. As a consultant, she guided private equity firms, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs on matters related to the consumer financial services industry. Ms. Cuaresma has also been in academia. Most recently, she helped run Georgetown Law Center’s Federal Legislation Clinic, where she taught classes on statutory implementation. Along with other Georgetown and MIT professors, she co-taught a joint legislative drafting seminar where teams of law and computer science students resolved public policy concerns arising from the increasing use of machine learning and automated algorithmic decision making.
She co-authors two Thomson Reuters treatises that are updated annually (Consumer Credit and the Law and Consumer Protection and the Law). Currently, she is the Senior Counsel for Privacy and Tech Policy at Common Sense Media, where she advances federal and state policy that furthers children’s online safety and digital privacy.
LL.M. Advocacy with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center (2021)
J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law (2003)
B.S. in Business Administration, School of Management, Boston University (1998)
B.A. in Economics, College of Arts & Sciences, Boston University (1998)
Jolina Cuaresma is not teaching any Law courses in Spring 2023.
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Teaching Evaluations||Fall 2022||221.8 sec. 001||Statutory Implementation: Agency Policymaking through Regulation||View Teaching Evaluation|