Katherine Lamberth advises banks and non-bank financial institutions on regulatory compliance and transactional matters that arise under U.S. banking and consumer financial laws. She also represents clients in licensing, supervisory, and enforcement proceedings before state and federal regulators, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Ms. Lamberth’s practice focuses on providing regulatory counsel to financial institutions regarding all aspects of their operations, including charter or license applications and conversions, mergers and acquisitions, business activities and compliance issues, and supervisory concerns. In particular, she advises clients on issues arising under the National Bank Act, Bank Holding Company Act, Federal Deposit Insurance Act, Bank Secrecy Act, and various other federal and state banking laws and regulations. She also advises banks and non-bank financial institutions on compliance matters arising under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and other federal consumer financial laws and regulations. Ms. Lamberth has also has experience representing clients in legislative and regulatory advocacy initiatives before federal and state agencies.
Prior to joining Venable, Ms. Lamberth was an associate in the Financial Institutions Advisory practice of a prominent international law firm. Her prior experience also includes internships at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Enforcement Division, at the Department of Justice, and for the Honorable Richard L. Voorhees of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.