Co-leader of Banking & Finance, Leader of Fintech, Co-leader of Financial Services, Regulatory & Enforcement

Steven M. Kaplan

Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Fintech

"I haven't come across a thing in the consumer finance area that he didn't know well. He knows the law, he knows the policy and the regulatory situation impeccably. I can't think of anyone better”
Chambers USA


Steve Kaplan is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office, a global co-leader of the Banking & Finance practice, and a co-leader of the Fintech group. He concentrates his practice on matters related to consumer financial products and services and represents clients in federal and state supervisory matters, investigations and enforcement proceedings. He also advises clients on compliance with federal and state laws governing licensing and practices of financial institutions, mortgage lenders, consumer finance companies, loan servicers, prepaid card issuers, payment system providers and secondary market participants. Steve acts as regulatory counsel in connection with investments or acquisitions related to consumer loans and other consumer financial products and performing regulatory compliance due diligence. Additionally, Steve assists with structuring operations and developing compliance management systems and due diligence programs and with litigation involving regulatory compliance matters.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS


  • District of Columbia


  • Board of Governors, Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington, former member