Washington, D.C. Office
Jedd Bellman assists banks, mortgage companies, auto lenders, debt collectors, money services businesses and fintechs on a variety of licensing, regulatory and enforcement matters, bringing a wealth of consumer financial services experience gleaned from more than a decade in government service.
Jedd was the Assistant Commissioner for Non-Depository Supervision in the Office of the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation, where he coordinated the licensing and supervision of approximately 23,000 individuals and business entities covering the mortgage, student loan, consumer finance, sales finance, debt services, credit reporting and money services industries. He also managed the office’s regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, including playing a leadership role in every significant multistate enforcement matter handled by state regulators during his tenure. Additionally, Jedd oversaw numerous successful legislative and regulatory initiatives.
Prior to that, Jedd served as Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. House of Representatives, where he developed policy and legislative agendas in the areas of housing and financial services, small business and minority business.
Jedd also served as Assistant Attorney General for Maryland, where he handled mortgage fraud and payday lending enforcement prosecutions, as well as mortgage compliance, payday lending and money services business investigations.
In 2022, Jedd was recognized by the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators with its Distinguished Service Award. Following law school, he served as law clerk to Judge John K. Olson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jedd was Senior Counsel at Buckley LLP.