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Mayer Brown

1999 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1101, USA
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Marc Cohen

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Mayer Brown

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Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement


Marc Cohen’s practice includes litigation, banking and securities, regulatory, enforcement, legislative, and strategic counseling matters on behalf of global financial services firms. He focuses on addressing problems that require experience in several of the foregoing areas at the same time, such as private cross-border litigation with parallel regulatory or congressional investigations. Marc works with all the US financial services regulators – the Federal Reserve, Treasury (OCC, OTS, FinCEN, OFAC), FDIC, SEC – and state banking and insurance departments, as well as with Congress. He also deals with non-US financial supervisors, including the UK FSA, German BaFin, and Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority. Marc has extensive experience with anti-money laundering issues, including those involving the USA PATRIOT Act and politically exposed persons, as well as US economic (OFAC) sanctions. He is currently counseling several leading non-US-based institutions on adoption of their global sanctions policies.

United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

With significant resources in Washington DC, including numerous former regulators, as well as expert lawyers across its domestic and international offices, Mayer Brown is well positioned to represent banks, broker-dealers, payments providers and mortgage companies across the gamut of regulatory issues impacting their businesses. Bolstered by a spate of recent hires, the firm's consumer finance team has the critical mass and expertise to handle a tremendous volume and range of matters in the sector, covering compliance and transactions as well as enforcement actions and examinations initiated by regulatory bodies, including the CFPB and DOJ. Melanie Brody is a key practitioner within the consumer finance team and has recently handled a significant amount of work for credit card issuers and marketplace lenders on issues arising from the use of alternative data in underwriting, dynamic underwriting standards, and 'smart' underwriting engines that adjust underwriting and pricing standards in realtime to reflect correlations observed between portfolio performance and other data. As well as regularly assisting clients that are subject to agency scrutiny, Steven Kaplan provides the regulatory overlay to investments or acquisitions related to consumer loans and other consumer financial products. In the broader bank regulatory sphere, Donald Waack is gaining a strong reputation in the market across a range of standalone Dodd-Frank compliance work, as well as on M&A activity in the sector. On the broker-dealer front, Jerome Roche continues to assist domestic and international entities on compliance with the regulatory regime as set out in Title VII of Dodd-Frank relating to the swaps market. Other recommended partners include David Beam, for payments-related work; the 'strategic' Marc Cohen, who excels in advising on regulatory issues in a global context; and former CFPB alumni Ori Lev, for consumer finance matters. All named attorneys are based out of Washington DC.

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