Jeremy McLaughlin is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance and enforcement for Fintech and consumer financial products and services, with particular attention on emerging payments, payment systems, and prepaid products.
Mr. McLaughlin represents a broad range of clients across the financial services industry, ranging from startups to some of the world’s largest financial institutions. They have included money services businesses, payment system providers, banks, retailers, marketplace lenders, Fintech companies (including blockchain technology companies), crypto/virtual currency providers, credit and prepaid card companies, and mortgage lenders and servicers.
Mr. McLaughlin counsels clients on compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws, money transmitter laws, international remittances, anti-money laundering laws, abandoned property laws, and network rules, as well as advising on privacy, data security, and credit and licensed lending laws. He assists clients with negotiating and drafting agreements involving payment technologies and licensing issues, drafting terms and conditions and disclosures for new products, and structuring business operations to maximize efficiency and comply with legal obligations. He also serves as regulatory counsel in connection with investments, including conducting due diligences of payments, credit, and mortgage companies.
Mr. McLaughlin also maintains an appeals and issues practice, handling appeals and dispositive motions before state and federal courts, including proceedings involving consumer financial laws. He has prepared over 10 briefs for the US Supreme Court, and dozens of briefs for a variety of federal and state appellate courts. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. McLaughlin is a regular contributor to the FinTech Law Blog and the Consumer Financial Services Watch Blog.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McLaughlin worked as an associate at international law firms with over six years’ experience.