Faculty and Administration Profiles

Paul Kantwill

Title/s:  Distinguished Professor in Residence, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Office #:  Corboy 1439



Paul Kantwill joined the School of Law in 2018 after a long and distinguished career in public service.  Most recently he served as an Assistant Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), leading the Office of Servicemember Affairs, which, among other things, partners with the Department of Defense and other Government Agencies to assist military consumers with financial education, complaints regarding financial products and services, and state and federal consumer protection measures.

Prior to joining the CFPB, Kantwill served as the Director of the Office of Legal Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel & Readiness. In that capacity, he served as the principal advisor to Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness, and the Secretary of Defense on a wide variety of legal and policy issues, including the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Military Lending Act, and financial/consumer issues affecting all members of the armed forces and their family members.

Kantwill had a distinguished 25-year military career as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served in locations around the world, including Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, and numerous military awards and decorations. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.


U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
BA, Loyola University Chicago
JD, Loyola University Chicago
LLM, Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army