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Alston & Bird LLP

Financial Services Regulation

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What the team is known for

A respected team recognized for its performance in the consumer finance regulatory space. Particularly noted for its expertise in payment systems law, while also offering a respected coverage of regulatory matters surrounding mortgage lending and other forms of consumer credit. Demonstrates proficiency in representing bank holding companies and other financial institutions in significant M&A transactions.

Strengths

"I have been very impressed with Alston & Bird," attests a client. "They have a good, broad bench and have been willing to be flexible on fees."

An interviewee reports: "They are able to take the legal and regulatory requirements, but also to use good business sense to approach problems."

"The greatest strength of the firm is its depth of expertise in niche areas," says one client, noting: "Any time we have a complex issue on a specific subject, the firm always has an expert willing and ready to help."

Work highlights

Represented Franklin Financial Network in its $611 million proposed sale to FB Financial Corporation.

Advised an independent auto finance company on the implementation of its compliance and structured finance platforms.

Represented Rushmore Loan Management Services in litigation arising out of mortgage-backed securities and servicing of nonperforming home loans.

Represented Avant in an FTC investigation and enforcement action regarding Avant’s servicing practices of personal loans.

Notable practitioners

John Redding dedicates his practice to the representation of financial services companies in consumer litigation, enforcement proceedings and regulatory investigations.
"He is the leading auto finance lawyer in the country." "John Redding is always impressive and generous with his time."

Michael Agoglia is sought after for his expert representation in civil litigation. He is recommended for his proficiency at handling complex multiclient cases and is experienced in high-profile consumer class actions.
"He has been fantastic to work with. He has a great wealth of experience and knowledge. He commands attention but never in an abrasive way. He is just very forthright and knows exactly what to say - he has a true presence." "Michael is one of the best litigators I have ever worked with in my entire life. He absolutely crushed the opposition and was three steps ahead every single time. His briefing and his advocacy was vastly superior to anything they produced. If they had a point, he would have twenty reasons for the judge why they were wrong."

Nanci Weissgold is a well-regardedconsumer finance regulatory attorney and co-head of the firm's practice. She regularly advises clients on their compliance with diverse state and federal legislation, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Truth in Lending Act.
"She is extremely effective with state regulators and as an advocate. She knows the law very well and is also just great at communicating with other human beings, as well as painstakingly detail-oriented.""Nanci is a very fine lawyer with a strong reputation."

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Financial Services Regulation

Alston & Bird LLP

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Location

One Atlantic Center

1201 West Peachtree Street

Atlanta

Georgia

USA

GA 30309

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 4 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Alston & Bird Adds Wall Street Veteran and FinTech Partner Vivian Maese in New York

Authors: Joanna C. Hendon, Vivian Maese, Paul Morris, John Redding, Timothy P Selby, James Sullivan, Eric Kuwana, Jody Hunt, Brian Johnson, Stuart Plunkett

Press Release

Alston & Bird Adds Consumer Finance Partner John Redding in Los Angeles

Authors: John Redding, Chris Frieden, Thomas Wingard, Brian Johnson

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)


Nanci Weissgold
Band 3

Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Enforcement & Investigations)


John Redding
Band 1

Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)


Michael J Agoglia
Band 2