By Lawdragon News | September 24, 2013 | Press Releases
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Lisa Ledbetter has joined as a partner in the Firm's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice in the Washington Office. She arrives from the Washington office of Dentons where she was a partner in the Financial Institutions Regulatory Group.
Ms. Ledbetter focuses on advising banks and other financial services industry participants on legal and compliance strategies involving safety and soundness and consumer regulations, and providing insight into emerging trends relevant to their business goals. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with senior officials at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and other executive branch agencies, and at the federal financial institution regulatory agencies, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). She has represented clients before executive agencies, federal regulatory agencies, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“Lisa is one of the financial industry’s best known and top regulatory lawyers,” said Greg Shumaker, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Washington Office. “She has been involved in a variety of regulatory and legislative matters at the highest levels of the banking and financial agencies and has a deep understanding of how to navigate through the different challenges they pose. She is a terrific addition to our banking team here.”
As vice president and deputy general counsel for Freddie Mac, Ms. Ledbetter advised senior officers and other business clients on a variety of complex business, regulatory, and legislative initiatives that affected Freddie Mac, its financial institution customers, and other constituents. Before that, she served in two capacities at the FDIC, one as deputy director of the FDIC's Office of Policy Development, where she was instrumental during legislative and regulatory consideration of financial services reform, leading to enactment of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and another as senior counsel for FDIC Regulation and Legislation, where she was responsible for bank safety and soundness, finance and funding matters, and managing a team of lawyers responsible for addressing the thrift crisis. Prior to her time at the FDIC, Ms. Ledbetter's work in the Banking and Finance team at the Department of the Treasury gave her the opportunity to draft legislation on a variety of topics, including government sponsored enterprise reform and the George H. W. Bush administration's bill to reform bank activities and deposit insurance that was ultimately enacted as the FDIC Improvement Act.
"Financial institutions around the world rely on us to advise them on the law, emerging legal proposals and trends, regulatory compliance, enforcement proceedings, investigations, legislative initiatives, and other areas of strategic risk," said Antonio Dias, co-leader of Jones Day's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice. "Lisa's intimate understanding of the relevant laws and federal and state agencies will be a valuable resource for our clients. She brings significant depth to our growing practice."
Ms. Ledbetter received her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and her B.A. in Political Science from George Mason University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Banking Law Committee, the Federal Bar Association, and Women in Housing & Finance.
Jones Day is a global law firm with 40 offices in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.