Laura advises foreign banking organizations on entry into and activities in the United States. Laura also represents financial institutions and non-bank financial services providers of all types on supervisory-related issues, including examinations, regulatory investigations, and enforcement actions; U.S. anti-money laundering laws; Dodd-Frank implementation; margin regulation compliance; consumer compliance; and state licensing laws. Laura advises banks on partnerships with fintech companies and provides fintech companies with strategic advice related to compliance with state licensing laws.
Laura works closely with federal banking regulators at the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC). She also works with numerous state banking agencies.
Prior to practicing law, Laura worked in commercial lending and special assets at what is now one of the largest U.S. banks.