Steven Kaplan is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. He concentrates his practice on matters related to consumer financial products 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. Steven 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, Steven assists with structuring operations and developing compliance management systems and due diligence programs and with litigation involving regulatory compliance matters.
Steven is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences sponsored by industry-related groups on various legal issues relating to consumer financial products. He has written articles on various issues relating to consumer financial products, including the CFPB and federal and state consumer regulatory compliance issues.
Steven was nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2013-2015 under Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) (Band 2). In 2012, he earned a Band 3 ranking in the same category. He was selected for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for banking and finance law 2014-2016.