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  • Managing Partner
Location :
Columbus, OH
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Fax :
614-628-1600
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Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Regulatory Matters
  • Credit Card and Lending Programs
  • Transactional and Business Development Matters
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Matters
  • Legislative Matters Involving the Regulation of Credit
  • Major Acquisitions of Consumer and Credit Card Receivables
  • Litigation Avoidance Strategies

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • 1973, J.D., with Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • 1966, B.A.

Published Works

  • Co-author, Madden v. Midland Funding: The Fall Out, CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW REPORT, May 2, 2017
  • Emerging Trends in Preemption Impacting Interstate Lending by Federally - Regulated Financial Institutions, 60 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 244, 2006
  • Preemption Developments Impacting Interstate Lending by Federally Regulated Financial Institutions, 58 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 8, 2004
  • Common Misconceptions in Bank Interstate Credit Transactions, 56 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 281, 2002
  • Continuing Challenges to Interstate Lending by Depository Institutions, 57 BUS. LAW. 3, 2002
  • Federal Savings Banks -- The Vehicle of Choice, 52 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 407, 1998
  • Developments in the Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services, 50 BUS. LAW. 1093, 1995
  • Developments in the Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services: Location, Fees and Common Law, 49 BUS. LAW. 1325, 1994
  • Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services: Credit Card Issuers Win Decisions in Greenwood Trust and Related Cases, 48 BUS. LAW. 1097, 1993
  • Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services: Greenwood Trust Decision Rendered, 47 BUS. LAW. 1251, 1992
  • Developments in the Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services, 46 BUS. LAW. 1223, 1991
  • Consumer Financial Services Law Report, LRP Publications, Editorial Advisor and Contributor

Classes & Seminars

  • Chair, Conflicts of Interest in the Non-Litigation Context, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Meeting, 2001 to 2001
  • Chair, Problems in Non-Prime Lending: Is Additional Government Regulation the Answer?, Conference on Consumer Finance Law, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Meeting, 2000 to 2000
  • Consumer Credit 1998, Conference on Consumer Finance Law Seminar, 1998 to 1998
  • Consumer Credit 1997, Conference on Consumer Finance Law Seminar, 1997 to 1997
  • Chair, Interstate Acquisitions of Credit Card Receivables, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1990 to 1990

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Consumer Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Litigation-Banking and Finance for over 20 years
  • Central Ohio Lawyer of the Year (as named by Best Lawyers in America) for 6 years
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Nationwide Financial Services Regulation since 2009
  • Founding Fellow, Board of Regents, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers For Banking for over 15 years
  • Recognized by Top Lawyers - Columbus CEO since 2009
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms Tier 1 Ranking

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Past Chairman, Governing Committee
  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, Member, Board of Regents
  • American Financial Services Association, Law Committee, Member, Counsel to the Credit Card Committee
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Member, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • American Bar Association, Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services Subcommittee, Past Chairman
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Banking Law Committee
  • Columbus Bar Association, Past Chairman, Financial Institutions Committee
  • Columbus Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • The George Washington University Law School, Board of Advisors
  • The George Washington University Law School, Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • The George Washington University Law School, Past Chairman, Board of Advisors