Anu Baron helps companies navigate the statutes, regulations, and rules that govern the financial services industry. With decades of legal experience, Anu provides detail-oriented guidance and creative problem-solving to clients. She advises across a variety of industries on all aspects of regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations, including Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfer Act), Unfair or Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act), as well as National Automated Clearing House Association (Nacha) rules, card network rules, advertising, marketing, and consumer protection laws.
Anu also leads efforts to obtain licenses for clients, including consumer and commercial lenders and money transmitters. She negotiates, drafts, and revises agreements for various products and services, including prepaid debit cards, mobile payments, deposit accounts, and payment processing. Prior to joining Venable, Anu served as associate general counsel at a global payments technology company. There, she analyzed and advised on domestic and international money movement and prepaid regulatory compliance across business units, with an emphasis on payments law.