Deputy Chief in the Housing & Civil Enforcement Section, Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice
Jon Seward is currently a deputy chief in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice where he supervises fair lending cases involving a pattern or practice of discrimination. From 2003 to 2007, Jon was Fannie Mae’s vice president and deputy general counsel for fair lending, where his duties included managing Fannie Mae’s anti-predatory lending guidelines across all business channels and ensuring compliance with fair lending and related laws. From 1994 to 2003, Jon served as a trial attorney and deputy chief in the Housing Section where his responsibilities included developing fair lending cases with a focus on predatory lending, reverse-redlining and redlining. Jon developed his passion for fighting housing discrimination as a trial attorney in HUD’s Fair Housing Division. Jon received his juris doctorate degree from Rutgers Law School where he was the managing business editor for Rutgers’ Civil Rights Journal.