I work with clients to better inform them of the complex regulatory landscape for financial products and services. My focus is on providing reasonable and responsible solutions as they offer financial products and services. My clients are in various stages of development and growth, and provide financial service products and services either on-line or offline: prepaid, alternative lending & financing, and virtual currency.
I have extensive and diverse knowledge in consumer financial services, SMB financial services, and in financial privacy law and policy. I work mostly with entrepreneurs and startups, ranging from well funded innovative online lenders, bootstrapped entrepreneurs, to more traditional financial service companies.
Before setting up my practice in 2013, I led the Payments Project at Consumers Union, 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 dedicated to growing financial capability. I have served as an Advisor to LendUp and sit on the board of MyPath, an organization that gives 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.