Jessica Pollet is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Pollet assists financial services clients with federal and state regulatory and enforcement matters, as well as a variety of litigation matters.
Her work includes:
- Performing qualitative fair lending, unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts, and practices, and other risk assessments for financial institutions, including entities offering mortgages, auto loans, and credit cards
- Assisting clients with review and enhancement of their consumer reporting procedures
- Defending lenders in actions alleging federal and state law violations
- Assisting clients in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pre-enforcement and enforcement matters, including managing self-disclosures and responding to Proposed Action and Request for Response (PARR) and Notice and Opportunity to Respond and Advise (NORA) letters
- Advising financial institutions on managing regulatory examinations and responding to reports of examination, including examinations involving the CFPB
- Assisting financial institutions in responding to Civil Investigative Demands and subpoenas, including those issued by state attorneys general, the CFPB and Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Preparing federal and state law surveys on various mortgage and auto lending topics, including those related to the origination and servicing
- Assisting private equity firms with regulatory due diligence in support of acquisitions of financial services companies
Ms. Pollet also routinely advices clients on compliance with various federal and state consumer financial protection statutes including the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA), the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) as well as implementation of procedures regarding effective compliance management systems, fair lending, debt collection, consumer reporting, providing access to credit to borrowers with limited English proficiency, and loan servicing.
Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Pollet was a business litigation associate in private practice. She represented clients in both federal and state enforcement agency actions, including investigations and litigations brought by the DOJ, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Ms. Pollet represented current and former senior bank officers of a national bank, in a private class action suit alleging violations of the Securities Act of 1933 in connection with the sale of mortgage-backed securities and also in several lawsuits brought by mortgage insurers in the wake of the financial crisis. In addition, she represented senior bank officers and directors in a variety of professional liability lawsuits. Her practice further focused on the representation of entities and individuals in securities fraud, anti-trust, political corruption, and ERISA and FCPA investigations and actions.
Ms. Pollet received her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Southern California in 2009 and 2006, respectively.
WASHINGTON, DC (January 9, 2017) – BuckleySandler LLP, a premier financial services, government enforcement, and litigation law firm, today announced the promotion of eight associates in four of its offices to counsel, and one of its regulatory attorneys to associate, effective January 1, 2017. “We...Press Releases
"A new era of FCRA scrutiny for consumer data furnishers" by Jessica L. Pollet and Frida Alim (Law360)
Furnishers provide information to consumer reporting agencies on over 1.3 billion consumer credit accounts or other tradelines each month, with the three largest national consumer reporting agencies holding the personal information of over 200 million consumers. Given the extent of the consumer...Articles
"Breaking down (language) barriers: A practical approach to LEP borrowers" by Jessica L. Pollet and Susanna K. Sedrak (Westlaw Journal)
In roughly 5.3 million households in the United States, the head of the house doesn’t speak English as the primary language or has limited ability to understand it.1 But like most individuals seeking full participation in the U.S. economy, those with limited English proficiency need access to...Articles
C-Suite Financial Services Review: Breaking down (language) barriers: A practical approach to LEP borrowers
In roughly 5.3 million households in the United States, the head of the house doesn’t speak English as the primary language or has limited ability to understand it. But like most individuals seeking full participation in the U.S. economy, those with limited English proficiency need access to credit...C-Suite Review
Federal regulators have historically shied away from pursuing claims against private equity and venture capital firms for the activities of portfolio companies, but enforcement actions brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice within the last year signal a...C-Suite Review
On June 10, the CFPB issued its final rule to oversee “larger participant” nonbank auto finance companies. Although the CFPB received significant feedback during the comment period, the final rule is nearly identical to that proposed in September 2014. Under the final rule, the CFPB will have...Articles
Susanna Khalil and Jessica Pollet authored "Lost in Translation: Financial Services for Consumers with Limited English Proficiency," which was published May 18, 2015 in the WestLaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability. They discuss the emerging area of access to credit for people with limited...Articles
John Redding, Sasha Leonhardt, and Jessica Pollet authored "Debt Collection in the Post Dodd-Frank Enforcement Era," which appeared in the January/February issue of The Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions. Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, government agencies have...Articles
- J.D., University of Southern California, 2009
- B.A., University of Southern California, 2006 (magna cum laude)
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California