Allen Denson develops and implements strategies for financial institutions navigating regulatory examinations, investigations, enforcement actions, litigation, or inquiries by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), federal banking regulators (OCC, FDIC, and the Federal Reserve Board), state attorneys general, and various state regulatory bodies. Allen has significant experience representing companies that provide consumer financial services, including lenders, sales finance companies, fintechs, banks, auto dealers, and other financial services companies. He also represents clients nationwide in litigation related to federal and state consumer financial law.
Allen previously served as a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Enforcement & Compliance Division. There he handled all aspects of agency investigations, litigation, and regulatory inquiries involving both safety and soundness and consumer protection issues, against financial institutions and institution-affiliated parties. He advised bank supervision staff and senior agency officials regarding a wide range of issues arising under federal banking and consumer laws, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Allen also assisted examiners in the supervision and resolution of problem banks under OCC examination.