Partner, Fintech + Consumer Financial Services
Speaker 2017, 2023
James leads the firm’s Fintech Industry Group. He advises fintechs, banks, investors, and other clients regarding federal and state consumer financial laws and regulations, including Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act (UDAAP), TILA, RESPA, EFTA, and the FCRA. He helps clients navigate examinations and investigations with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Board, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and various state agencies.
James also assists clients with product development, regulatory due diligence, and matters involving innovative products and issues, such as banking as a service (BaaS), student loans, data aggregation, credit and prepaid cards, and online lending.
James served as a senior enforcement attorney with the CFPB, where he coordinated with the FTC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FDIC, Federal Communications Commission, and state attorneys general. He was lead counsel in the CFPB’s first enforcement actions involving mobile payments, and a member of an interdepartmental credit card/prepaid card/emerging payments issue team