Ms Erin Fonte > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Austin, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
500 West 5th Street
Suite 1350
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Work Department

Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory, Banking and Finance, Consumer Financial Compliance and Litigation, FinTech, Retail and Consumer Products Litigation, Transaction Processing, Corporate


Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory Practice


Ms. Fonte’s practice focuses largely on four areas: FinTech, traditional and emerging payments (including mobile), banking operations and regulatory, and financial services technology agreements.

She is co-chair of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory practice and assists clients with a broad range of legal and regulatory matters related to FinTech, payments and payment systems, digital commerce, banking and financial services, technology contracting, and general corporate matters.

Ms. Fonte regularly advises financial institutions, FinTech companies and alternative payment providers regarding digital financial services products, including mobile banking, mobile payments, and mobile wallet products and services. She has been involved in the creation of new payment networks and has worked extensively on emerging products, services and network operating rules related to mobile payment systems.

On behalf of retailers, Ms. Fonte provides industry-focused guidance regarding traditional and mobile payments, and add-on mobile products such as mobile loyalty/rewards and geo-location advertising, coupons and offers. She also has experience with a broad range of matters related to e-commerce technology and digital channels.

A recognized thought leader, Ms. Fonte writes and speaks frequently on financial technology and FinTech issues, including new product design and compliance issues.


Admitted to the California and Texas Bars


  • JD, Stanford Law School, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin, with honors, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s versatile fintech team advises on the full range of industry-relevant issues, including regulatory, finance, data protection, corporate and technology. Clients come from across the market, though the firm is especially known for representing banks, financial services and wealth management companies. Recent mandates have included advice on the launch of new products and platforms, and partnering agreements with fintech companies. The multi-faceted team is spread throughout the firm’s US office network, including Austin’s Erin Fonté, co-chair of the financial institutions corporate and regulatory practice, and New York’s Lisa Sotto, global head of privacy and cybersecurity. Other key partners include Dallas-based Jarrett Hale, co-chair of financial services litigation and compliance, and Washington DC’s Scott Kimpel, a lead contact for blockchain and distributed ledger technology.