Politics & Policy

Responding to Legal and Regulatory Challenges in an Evolving Payments Environment

Wednesday, May 10
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: Islander D

CE: 1 Credit

As technological development continues to push the payments industry in unique directions, and alternative payment structures become more mainstream, regulators will no doubt look to respond to perceived threats and abuses, including with respect to data security and privacy. In order to utilize alternative products and services and remain competitive with their peers, payments businesses need to be keenly aware of, and able to comply with, the legal and regulatory requirements that apply to the use of such payments technology. This session will focus on the types of regulation and legal norms that are likely to emerge in response to the ongoing development of payment products and services, as well as how to structure a business to best respond to such legal challenges.

Margo Tank

Partner
Buckley Sandler LLP
Washington, District Of Columbia

Margo Tank is one of the leading lawyers whose practice focuses on the intersection of financial services, technology, and government enforcement. A Partner in Buckley Sandler LLP’s Washington, DC office, she advises traditional financial services companies, as well as technology clients on the full spectrum of regulatory compliance matters related to the use of electronic signatures and records to enable digital financial services transactions and online, mobile, and emerging payments — including prepaid cards and virtual currencies.

Ms. Tank has written books, articles, and surveys on electronic signatures, privacy, financial services websites and mobile apps, and more. She is the recipient of the 2015 "ESRA Cornerstone Award" in recognition of her foundational vision and influential leadership in the advancement of electronic signatures and records. She received her J.D. from Drake University, her B.A. from the University of Vermont, and also studied commercial law at Queens College, Oxford University in England.

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Jeffrey Hydrick

Counsel
BuckleySandler LLP
Washington, District of Columbia

Jeffrey Hydrick is Counsel in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP, where he represents bank and non-bank financial services clients on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, with a particular emphasis on mobile payments and bank outsourcing arrangements.

Mr. Hydrick’s transactional practice covers all facets of the payments business, including:

-- Development and implementation of bank and non-bank consumer payment products and services
-- Issuance and distribution of credit, debit and prepaid products
-- Structuring of payment processing arrangements, bank outsourcing of a variety of payment product-related activities
-- Negotiation of financial and participation arrangements with payment networks
-- Merchant acquiring transactions

Over the past several years, Mr. Hydrick has developed significant experience building strategic alliances between emerging and traditional payments companies, particularly in the mobile payments area. Mr. Hydrick's transactional work also includes mortgage and student lending, as well as traditional M&A activities and advising clients on a variety of corporate issues.

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Douglas F. Gansler

Partner
BuckleySandler LLP
Washington, District Of Columbia

Douglas F. Gansler, former Attorney General of Maryland and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, brings a unique perspective as he assists clients in matters involving financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, insurance, telecommunications, and other consumer-centric industries.

A Partner in the Washington, DC office of Buckley Sandler LLP, General Gansler draws on more than 20 years of public advocacy and leadership in support of his practice that focuses on advising businesses and individuals on federal and state investigations and enforcement actions and litigation matters involving state attorneys general, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other state and federal enforcement and regulatory agencies, including individual and multi-state enforcement actions. General Gansler successfully represents national, high-profile companies on all types of matters involving state regulators and state attorneys general.

He also handles complex litigation cases involving data breaches, cybersecurity, and privacy matters and provides regulatory compliance advice. General Gansler was appointed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General as Special Deputy Attorney General to investigate the improper use of email by Pennsylvania state employees, and has conducted internal investigations for numerous national corporations.

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