Nationally Recognized Financial Services Attorney Jeffrey Langer Joins FaegreBD
Media Contact: Marylee Moore, +1 202 589 2804, marylee.moore@FaegreBD.com
Washington, D.C. (20-April-2017) - Jeff Langer has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel with the firm’s financial services practice. He is a nationally recognized authority on legal matters related to consumer financial services, banking regulation and the privacy and security of financial data. Langer is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Langer draws from more than 30 years of experience—including serving as a public policy leader, as senior in-house counsel for a national retailer, and as a founding partner of a boutique consumer financial services and banking firm—to advise clients on the legal and regulatory issues affecting the consumer financial services sector.
“Jeff’s industry-specific knowledge and expertise in the core areas critical to the success of banks, financial services companies and other credit providers will greatly benefit our clients who are navigating the complexities of today’s legal environment,” said Michael Stewart, leader of FaegreBD’s finance and restructuring practice.
An assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from 2014 to 2016, Langer worked in conjunction with trade associations, industry representatives, consumer advocates and other state and federal agencies to identify and address consumer protection priorities, with a particular emphasis on auto, student, marketplace and other installment lending markets, as well as debt collection markets.
In his practice at FaegreBD, Langer will work with clients on compliance management programs for nationwide, multi-state or statewide consumer lending and prepaid card and other payment product or system operations, and will also serve as a liaison between clients and regulators through meetings, position papers and other efforts to influence regulatory proposals to advance client interests. In addition, his hands-on experience with the CFPB is an asset for clients seeking to ensure they are complying with applicable federal, state and local consumer financial laws.
Charlie Richardson, who leads FaegreBD’s financial services industry team of more than 250 attorneys representing many of the world’s leading financial institutions, said, “Jeff knows the thinking of the key Federal regulators on the rapidly developing payment and lending platform technologies, as well as more traditional consumer finance and credit issues. Our clients will welcome his credit and fintech knowledge and experience.”
Langer earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was the notes and comments editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in history, summa cum laude with Highest Distinction.