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Mayer Brown LLP

Financial Services Regulation

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What the team is known for

A broad practice with an exceptional reputation in the consumer finance space, notably excelling in its provision of compliance advice to clients in the mortgage industry. Also covers the full range of banking regulatory compliance and enforcement matters. A strong global reach allows the team to handle cross-border cases with ease, while the presence of several former regulatory officials provides insight into the most cutting-edge matters. Regularly defends clients in proceedings brought by government regulators including the SEC, the CFPB, the FDIC and the OCC.

Strengths

According to one client: "They are experts in what they do - practical, client-centric and willing to invest the time and engage in dialogue on the process. They gave me a lot of confidence every step of the way. The entire team was top-notch and did a great job for me."

Another states: "It is a very successful and sophisticated firm and it is extremely helpful to work with them because they have the securities law, the regulatory and the tax expertise under one roof."

"Mayer Brown is fantastic for regulatory work," says a source. "It is a huge team with a huge amount of depth. They have a wealth of experience and they know the answers off the top of their heads."

Work highlights

Represented Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in its acquisition of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors.

Represented Sterling Infosystems in a CFPB investigation into the company’s compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Advised multiple lenders on the regulatory requirements of the Paycheck Protection Program.

Notable practitioners

Laurence Platt is noted for his longstanding expertise in handling consumer financial regulatory issues. He is particularly adept at counseling clients on matters arising from the mortgage banking space.
"He is the most knowledgeable person in the US on anything related to mortgage lending.""Platt is the gold standard. He is an exceptional attorney, a good guy and a good lawyer. I really enjoy working with him."

Lucia Nale is an experienced advocate for financial institutions in consumer class actions. She regularly defends high-stakes lawsuits emerging from the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Truth in Lending Act.
"I am really impressed by her. She is brilliant and is regarded as one of the top consumer finance litigators in Chicago and in the country."

Ori Lev is recognized for his work representing banks in complex enforcement actions and investigations brought by diverse regulatory authorities.
"Ori was very helpful. He understood the inner workings of the regulator, which was instrumental in dealing with them."

Steven Kaplan   focuses his market-leading practice on regulatory counseling regarding major consumer financial issues. He is a go-to source for robust insight on all aspects of financial regulatory reform, particularly as it applies to mortgage banking.
"Steven is exceptionally knowledgeable both in terms of understanding the depth of the regulations but also in terms of knowing who to call for specific issues. He is an absolutely top-drawer lawyer."

Thomas Delaney is highly sought after by financial services groups for his assistance with complex regulatory compliance issues. Sources particularly praise him for his core strengths in banking enforcement matters, where he defends clients against actions initiated by the SEC, OFAC and the CFPB.

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Financial Services Regulation

Mayer Brown LLP

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Location

1999 K Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006-1101

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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: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)


Thomas J Delaney
Band 3

Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)


Laurence E Platt
Star Individuals
Steven M Kaplan
Band 1

Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Enforcement & Investigations)


Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)