"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 and the firm leader for the firm's Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement group and 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.
Steve 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.
In 2022, Steve was ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA under Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance), and he has been ranked in this category for the past seven years. Steve was selected for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for banking and finance law 2014-2023.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS
- Board of Governors, Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington, former member