Clinton Rockwell


Santa Monica

San Francisco

Clint Rockwell advises a variety of clients on consumer financial services matters, including private equity, banks, mortgage companies, fintech/wealthtech/proptech, auto lenders, commercial lenders, secondary market loan purchasers, and securities broker-dealers, regarding regulatory, licensing, compliance and transactional matters on a nationwide basis. His work also includes advising on California-specific lending matters, including the California Financing Law, among other California lending and servicing laws.

Clint leads Orrick’s Financial & Fintech Advisory practice, a team that delivers synthesized regulatory, enforcement and transactional advice to more than 700 fintech market participants, as well as other leading financial institutions and funds.

Since 2010, Clint has been featured as a leading advisor in Chambers USA in the area of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). Chambers has described him as "very adept at seeing legal issues from a business perspective and very good at protecting the interests of his client … a phenomenal lawyer." He is a member of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee, the University of London Post Graduate Law Society and the Bentham Society at University College London.

Clint was one of the original members of Buckley Kolar LLP and served as Co-Managing Partner and a member of the partner board at Buckley LLP. Prior to joining Buckley, he was with Goodwin Procter LLP in Washington, D.C.

View Clint's webcasts & speaking engagements, news mentions and publications.

"He is very adept at seeing legal issues from a business perspective and very good at protecting the interests of his client … a phenomenal lawyer." - Chambers USA

  • Specifically, Clint has been involved with matters including:

    • Compliance regarding the enumerated laws under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) purview 
    • Federal preemption of state consumer and commercial credit laws, including rate exportation/most favored lender issues
    • Acquisitions of mortgage and consumer lending platforms by private equity companies
    • Bank partnership models and true lender implications 
    • Issues unique to fintech companies, both in the consumer and commercial lending context
    • Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lending and servicing 
    • 50-state consumer lending compliance
    • Licensing and regulatory compliance in connection with state mortgage banker, broker, consumer, and commercial loan laws
    • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) compliance, including affiliated business arrangements and joint ventures
    • Federal and state enforcement examinations