More than 20 attorneys focused on financial services and regulatory issues who regularly deal with, or who formerly served as senior officials and legal counsel of, federal and state agencies responsible for the supervision of banks and other financial institutions including the:

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    Federal Reserve Board
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
    Federal Housing  Finance Agency
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
    Financial Stability Oversight Council
    Commodities Futures Trading Commission
    Department of Justice
    Department of Treasury
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Office of Management and Budget
    Federal Trade Commission


Recognized by Chambers USA

Ranked in U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," 2011 - 2016

Ranked among the nation's top firms for Financial Services:

Regulatory in Legal 500

Attorneys with top rankings by

    Best Lawyers in America
    Chambers USA

Conducting and Responding to Investigations

Venable has significant experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of management or independent board committees as well as in responding to investigative requests from regulators and law enforcement agencies. Over the years we have conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of institutions in order to assure that an appropriate control environment is maintained and specific problems are identified and resolved. We have been retained by institutions to conduct due diligence inquiries required by regulators to assure that the institution’s management and personnel are properly assessing and addressing risks to the institution.

Our attorneys have addressed many topics that have become a special focus of regulator and prosecutorial efforts, private claimants, or Inspectors General. We have responded to audits of compliance with FHA and VA lending guidelines and to audits of asset managers' compliance with FDIC asset management requirements.

We have a long history of responding to investigations arising from mortgage servicing and fair lending practices, and, when necessary, have actively defended such claims. We regularly respond to inquiries focused on compliance with orders resulting from settlements with federal regulators. In many cases, we have been retained to work with expert witnesses and consultants on behalf of clients when required to support a client's positions.