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Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York

Robin Nunn

Robin Nunn is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office and co-leader of the supervision, enforcement, and litigation practice within Davis Wright Tremaine’s consumer financial services group. Ms. Nunn has a full-scope practice that handles regulatory, enforcement, litigation, and transactional matters. Her practice includes counseling clients on bank and consumer regulatory matters, particularly representing companies in legal counseling, regulatory proceedings, and defending corporate and individual clients in matters initiated by federal and state government regulators, as well as in class action litigation and internal investigations.

Ms. Nunn has extensive experience handling matters involving an array of laws and asset classes, including:
  • Federal and state consumer protection laws, including those related to Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Military Lending Act (MLA), privacy and data security issues, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP), among others; and
  • Bank/thrift and holding company regulation, virtual currency and online banking, mobile and digital banking, marketplace and online lending, marketing, payment networks and advising on the regulatory risks arising from the development of innovative uses of financial technology.

Ms. Nunn focuses a significant portion of her practice on representations involving government examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions. She has represented institutions in matters initiated by federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Reserve Board (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as well as state attorneys general and state banking regulators.

Ms. Nunn also has substantial experience handling complex civil litigation brought by private parties.

In addition, Ms. Nunn assists clients in connection with compliance with consumer protection laws and pre-enforcement matters relating to a broad array of consumer financial products and services, including responding to a Notice and Opportunity to Respond and Advise (NORA) or Proposed Action and Request for Response (PARR) letters. She has significant experience in the statistical review and analysis of lending data. Ms. Nunn advises individuals and companies in connection with anti-corruption issues, anti-money laundering issues, and OFAC compliance. She frequently has served as counsel for internal corporate investigations.

Ms. Nunn’s representations have included:
  • Representing numerous banks and non-banks in investigations, enforcement action, and escalated supervisory matters involving governance, risk management, fair lending, and compliance with consumer financial laws
  • Conducting risk assessments for compliance with federal consumer protection laws, regulations, and investor requirements
  • Assisting bank and nonbank financial institutions with the development and/or enhancement of compliance management systems, policies, and procedures

Ms. Nunn also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has been recognized for her outstanding work in providing pro bono legal services, including her work on a prisoner rights case, which led to the reversing of a wrongful dismissal in McPeek v. Blanchard (8th Cir.).

Ms. Nunn is active in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, where she is Vice-chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee Diversity and Inclusion Task Force as well as the Banking Law Committee’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She also regularly speaks on various topics of interest to lenders and other consumer financial services companies.

Additional Qualifications

  • Vice President/Senior Associate General Counsel, Capital One, Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y., 2015-2017
  • Counsel, American Express, New York, N.Y., 2012-2015
  • Senior Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, N.Y., 2006-2012
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Barrington Parker, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, N.Y., 2005-2006

Professional & Community Activities

  • Vice-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Banking Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Vice-chair, Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, Consumer Financial Services Committee, American Bar Association
  • Advisory Board, Council on Legal Education Opportunity