This posting was written by Leonard A. Bernstein.
Our financial services regulatory capabilities just got a major shot in the arm with the arrival of Angela Angelovska-Wilson. Resident in our Washington, D.C. office, Angela provides regulatory counseling for clients across a broad spectrum of industries, and she has in-depth experience advising clients on a wide range of electronic financial services issues. The press release marking Angela’s arrival is available here.
Angela’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory counseling of financial services companies and non-financial services companies on a broad range of issues, including Dodd-Frank compliance, financial services regulatory support in connection with M&A, restructurings, bank-owned life insurance activities, privacy and data security, corporate governance, and internal controls.
She also advises clients on electronic financial services matters, including mobile financial services, emerging payment systems, money transmission, decentralized crypto-currencies, loyalty programs, data security breach notifications, payment processing agreements, corporate credit card programs, stored value programs, gift card programs, co-branded credit cards, unclaimed property, the Payment Card Industry or “PCI” data security standards, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Anti-Money Laundering compliance, and related matters.
Angela counsels clients on federal and state laws governing consumer finance activities, including the Truth-in-Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Credit Card Act of 2009, Unfair or Deceptive Practices Act, Truth-in Savings Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Funds Transfer Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Bank Secrecy Act, payment card network rules (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), and the rules of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).
Her international experience includes advising foreign financial regulators and governments, as well as banks, securities firms, insurance companies, and companies engaged in financial services across the globe, on the full range of financial regulations affecting their activities and operations. Angela also served as counsel to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in international arbitrations.
Angela joins one of the strongest and most active financial services practices in the industry, providing Reed Smith with additional resources to deliver to clients around the globe.
Leonard A. Bernstein is the Global Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory Group. Len concentrates his practice in the representation of banks, thrifts, mortgage bankers and finance companies in providing consumer credit compliance advice on federal, Pennsylvania and New Jersey laws and regulations.