Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its consumer financial services and fintech capabilities with the arrival of Ben Saul as a partner in its Washington, DC office. These capabilities are an integral part of the Firm's financial institutions advisory (FIA) practice.
"Ben further enhances our presence in the consumer financial services, enforcement and fintech space, areas of increasing importance and concern for banks and nonbank financial firms," said Eric Berg, head of White & Case's Global Banking Practice. "Ben will work closely with the other members of our FIA practice to develop our existing client relationships, as well as to help us expand into emerging areas of financial products and services."
Kevin Petrasic, who leads the Firm's FIA practice, noted, "With the addition of Ben, we not only strengthen our FIA practice, we are positioned to handle the most complex and significant consumer financial protection matters at the federal and state level. Along with Jolina Cuaresma, who recently joined us from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), we have firmly established our FIA practice in the consumer financial services space."
Saul represents banks and nonbank financial firms, including fintech firms, in connection with regulatory examinations, investigations, enforcement actions and administrative proceedings, internal investigations, and civil and class action litigation involving retail banks and the offering of consumer finance products and services. He also advises clients on compliance issues, regulatory and litigation risks, and legislative and policy issues.
Saul has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving the CFPB, the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal and state banking authorities, and state attorneys general.
Saul, formerly a partner at Goodwin Procter, is the latest addition to White & Case's FIA practice, following the hiring of counsel Jolina Cuaresma earlier this year and partner Kevin Petrasic and counsel Helen Lee in 2015.
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