David Tallman is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Houston office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. In addition to residential mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, he represents a broad range of other financial service providers, including depository institutions, auto lenders, credit card issuers, student lenders, sales finance companies and payment systems providers.

David's practice includes:

  • Counseling clients on regulatory compliance obligations under federal and state consumer credit laws.
  • Acting as regulatory counsel and performing due diligence in connection with investments, acquisitions, and other transactions related to consumer financial products and services.
  • Structuring operations and developing compliance and risk management systems.
  • Handling privacy and information security matters for both financial and non-financial companies, including by drafting privacy notices and consumer consents, performing data audits, advising on data breach response obligations, creating information security programs, and handling cross-border data transfer issues.
  • Advising clients on a range of consumer protection, advertising, telemarketing, and social media issues, including under the UDAP/UDAAP provisions of the FTC Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, the CAN-SPAM Act, the Telephone Sales Rule, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and similar state laws.
  • Helping clients to develop e-commerce platforms to facilitate the electronic delivery of financial services.

David co-authored the Mortgage Banker's Association's National Servicing Standards Resource Guide. He has written numerous articles on consumer finance issues and is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences sponsored by industry groups on legal issues relating to consumer financial products and services.


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude
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Macalester College, BA, magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa


  • District of Columbia
  • Texas


  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professional