Jeff Naimon has more than 25 years of experience assisting bank and nonbank financial services providers (and investors in same) with regulatory, enforcement and transactional matters.
He defends financial services companies facing complex examination or enforcement matters before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and federal and state banking regulators, with a focus on fair lending, unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and practices (UDAAP), loan servicing, privacy and credit reporting, debt collection, servicemember protections and other consumer protection issues.
He assists banks and nonbanks (including fintech entities) structure, negotiate and operate a variety of partnerships, outsourcing programs and other third-party arrangements, including performing due diligence, negotiating transactions and advising on ongoing oversight protocols to meet regulatory expectations for third-party arrangements.
Jeff also assists in negotiating acquisition, capital markets and servicing transactions, advising on how best to structure the transaction to reduce risk and expedite deal closure, performing due diligence and assisting in obtaining the necessary change of control and other regulatory approvals.
Jeff is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) in Chambers USA, which praised him for his "extremely high intellect regarding compliance matters and negotiation skills. There's none better at arguing a disputed point." He is also a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.
He currently serves as the Co-chair of the Professional Development Task Force and previously served as Co-chair (2011-2013) and Co-vice Chair (2008-2010) of the Truth in Lending Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee and has authored numerous articles on consumer financial services.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jeff was a partner at Buckley LLP.