Regulatory Advocacy

We have extensive experience advocating before credit union supervisors and other financial regulatory agencies helping credit unions and credit union organizations improve their regulatory environments and reduce regulatory burdens.  Regulatory advocacy requires knowledge and beyond the box thinking, and many credit union laws were originally written as far back as the 1930s or before.  Successful regulatory advocacy requires legal counsel who knows how credit unions do business as well as the applicable statute, policy, regulatory history, and administrative law principles.  You need a lawyer who can determine how old laws can be interpreted for today’s financial services realities.

Our location in the Washington, DC-area puts in right in the heart of the regulatory state not far from the headquarters of the NCUA and the other federal financial regulatory agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Our global perspective means that we can address not only how United States credit union laws should work but also bring compelling examples from international financial regulatory standards and how credit unions are regulated in Canada, the European Union, Australia and other foreign jurisdictions.  We’ve got you covered whether you want to file public comments, better understand proposals, advocate for new ways of doing things or meet with your regulator to discuss policy issues.