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Lisa M. Ledbetter


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  • American University (J.D. 1986); George Mason University (B.A. in Political Science 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and Pennsylvania

Government Service

  • Served with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (1991-1998), including as Deputy Director, Office of Policy Development and Senior Counsel, Assessments, Finance and Funding

    Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Banking and Finance, U.S. Department of the Treasury (1989-1991)

Lisa Ledbetter advises domestic and international financial institutions in navigating complex and novel regulatory, transactional, and enforcement challenges. She provides strategic advice on commercial and retail bank regulation and financial technology. Lisa counsels financial institutions and non-bank companies on new business models, products, and services. Lisa represents several financial services trade associations, assisting with public positions and comments on domestic and cross-border issues.

Lisa advises clients on strategic opportunities emanating from regulatory requirements. She advises on bank equity investments and activities, Volcker Rule limitations on trading and investments, liquidity, counterparty credit limits, derivatives, capital and business planning, fintech, cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, and credit and debit cards. Lisa is experienced in responding to civil investigative demands and defending agency enforcement actions. She is also experienced in conducting internal investigations.

Prior to Jones Day, Lisa was deputy general counsel at Freddie Mac and deputy office director and head of regulation, legislation, assessments, and finance and funding at the FDIC. She previously served as banking and finance counsel at Department of the Treasury during the George H.W. Bush administration and as regulatory counsel for the American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America representing the interests of small, regional, and large banks during the thrift crisis.

Lisa is the sole District of Columbia recipient of the 2018 Client Choice Award for Banking. She is Chancellor of the Exchequer Club of Washington, D.C. and a member of the ABA Banking Law Committee and Consumer Financial Services Committee.

Honors & Distinctions

  • "Notable Practitioner," Chambers FinTech guide (2019)

    Exclusive recipient of International Law Office's 2018 Client Choice Award for Banking, District of Columbia, based on outstanding reviews of legal advice and client care by senior corporate counsel, recognizing the ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond other market players
Lisa Ledbetter