My focus is to ensure clients are informed of, and in compliance with, the ever-changing regulatory landscape in the areas of financial services and financial data security and privacy, including money transmission, lending, virtual currency, and prepaid. I enjoy offering responsible and resourceful solutions for my clients when they are ready to launch, redirect or expand their ideas, products and services.
I have extensive and diverse knowledge in consumer financial services and financial privacy law and policy. I work mostly with entrepreneurs and startups in fintech, ranging from well funded innovative online lenders to more traditional financial service companies. For over a decade, as Senior Attorney at Consumers Union, I led the Payments Project, creating regulatory and marketplace consumer protection policies. I worked closely with federal and state policymakers, financial services executives, industry, advocates and individual consumers. I have been interviewed by national media outlets such as NPR, NYT, and USA Today, and have spoken at the FTC, the Federal Reserve Board, the National Association of Attorneys General, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the American Bar Association.
I particularly enjoy working with people and projects focused on growing financial capability. I serve as an Advisor to LendUp, an innovative socially responsible online direct lender, and sit on the board of MyPath, an organization focused on providing youth financial tools to establish economic mobility.
You may find me traveling, trying out a new restaurant, swimming a few laps or running in my free time.