Jeffrey Taft is a financial services regulatory attorney whose practice focuses primarily on bank regulation, bank receivership and insolvency issues, payment systems, consumer financial services, privacy issues and anti-money laundering laws. He has extensive experience counseling financial institutions, merchants and other entities on various federal and state banking and consumer credit issues, including compliance with the Bank Holding Company Act, National Bank Act, International Banking Act, Consumer Financial Protection Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, state unfair or deceptive acts or practices statutes, CFPB's UDAAP authority, the USA PATRIOT Act, and other anti-money laundering laws; and the creation and implementation of privacy and information security programs under Title V of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and state privacy laws.
Jeff regularly represents banks, finance companies, trust companies and other financial service providers on regulatory matters, including the development and operation of multi-state fiduciary, deposit and lending programs. He has also advised banks, merchants and financial services companies on issues relating to credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, virtual currency, wire transfers and ACH transactions and other mobile payment products.
Prior to joining the Washington DC office of Mayer Brown in 1998, Jeff held a senior position with a prominent Ohio law firm.