James Mann helps market-leading card-issuers and processors negotiate and document their most material and challenging deals. James’ approach starts with mastery of the documents and issues, and is marked by enthusiasm, collegiality (including, where possible, with opposing counsel), speed, precision, awareness of the client’s needs - both business and political - and efficient use of a lean team of deeply experienced experts.
James also helps these same clients, as well as other financial institutions and FinTechs, identify and address their most challenging regulatory and compliance issues. James has been advising on these issues since 2001, when he left the Federal Reserve, having helped write Regulation P as well as material amendments to other regulations. Clients typically rely on James in regulatory matters to help design new products, reconcile disclosures with systems, assess compliance risk, or deal with regulators’ expressions of concern.
Admitted to Practice
New York, 2007
District of Columbia, 1986
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1986
- Stone Scholar
- Schlesinger Prize
B.A., Harvard College, 1982, summa cum laude