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Kari K. Hall counsels financial services companies on regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters, with a focus on consumer lending and retail banking.

As partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, Ms. Hall advises clients on a variety of regulatory compliance and risk management matters, including fair lending, fair servicing, disparate impact, redlining, unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP)/unfair or deceptive acts or practices (UDAP), Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), deposit account, overdraft protection, and electronic fund transfer issues. Ms. Hall represents clients in internal reviews and investigations, as well as examinations, investigations and enforcement actions by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and state regulators.

Recent matters include:

  • Advising a bank during multiple CFPB examinations, including responding to exam requests, Potential Action and Request for Response (PARR) letters, supervisory letters, and Civil Investigative Demands (CID)
  • Performing a comprehensive CFPB readiness review across business and operational lines for a large nonbank auto and small dollar lender
  • Negotiating the detailed requirements of and working with a bank and its settlement administrator to facilitate compliance with a large indirect auto settlement agreement
  • Representing a large specialty mortgage lender with a multi-agency fair lending investigation and internal review
  • Conducting an Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E review and risk assessment for a large on-line bank

Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Hall was at an Am Law 200 firm, and Assistant Vice President and Counsel at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, where she supported retail banking, retail operations, and bank protection as primary legal counsel.

Ms. Hall received her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati and her B.S. from Miami University.

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