Brandon Wong

Associate

Brandon Wong brings to his regulatory practice experience with pre-trial litigation involving the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) enforcement actions. Brandon also helps clients handle Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), CFPB, and state attorney general investigations and provides regulatory counseling. Focusing primarily on financial services firms, Brandon identifies challenges and devises legal strategies to protect his clients' interests and business operations. Brandon also has significant experience with political law matters, including state ballot access laws and campaign finance compliance.

Before joining Venable, Brandon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Victor J. Wolski in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. During law school, he served as a law clerk at the Office of Congressional Ethics, where he assisted with investigations into members of the U.S. House of Representatives for violations of the House Rules, federal campaign finance laws, and other federal laws.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represented a prepaid card company in state attorney general investigations and CFPB examination
  • Counseled a political organization on state ballot access and signature gathering laws
  • Represented a fintech company in a multi-federal agency investigation
  • Represented a regional auto dealership in an FTC fair lending investigation
  • Represented a small dollar loan company and principal in an SEC investigation
  • Counseled a nationwide consumer reporting agency on the use of alternative financial data and associated fair lending and credit reporting concerns
  • Provided guidance to a major cultural institution concerning a federal COVID-19 relief program

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School 2019
    • Executive editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
    • Law clerk, Office of Congressional Ethics
    • Judicial intern, the Honorable Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Internal vice president, Penn Law Federalist Society
    • Treasurer, Penn Law Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • B.A. Political Science University of California at Berkeley 2015
    • Minor in Public Policy
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Dean’s Honor List
    • William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr. Leadership Award

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Victor J. Wolski U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Community
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Personal Activities

  • Election judge, Town of Berwyn Heights Board of Election Supervisors