Former Minnesota Assistant Attorney General
June 1, 2020
Prentiss Cox is a Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. His teaching and scholarship focus on consumer protection law, civil procedure, and legal practice. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota faculty, Professor Cox was an Assistant Attorney General at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, where he worked from 1991 to 2005. In that role, he prosecuted several major cases against subprime mortgage originators FAMCO, Household International, and Ameriquest Mortgage, among others. Drawing on his experience as a prosecutor and scholar, Professor Cox has drafted and testified for numerous consumer protection statutes and rules and consulted for both domestic and international government agencies. He was a member of the Consumer Advisory Board of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.