Jeffrey P. Taft: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Jeffrey P. Taft

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3293

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Consumer Regulatory Law
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Privacy & Security
  • Social Media Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3293
Fax: 202 263 5293
University Tulane University, B.A., 1989
Law SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992; Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1993
Admitted1993, New York; 1994, Ohio; 2001, District of Columbia


Governing Committee Member, Conference on Consumer Finance Law

fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

American Bar Association: Business Law Section, Cyberspace Law, Banking Law and Consumer Financial Services subcommittees

New York State Bar Association: Business Law Section


Jeffrey Taft is a financial services regulatory attorney whose practice focuses primarily on bank regulation, bank receivership and insolvency issues, payment systems, consumer financial services, privacy issues and anti-money laundering laws. He has extensive experience counseling financial institutions, merchants and other entities on various federal and state banking and consumer credit issues, including compliance with the Bank Holding Company Act, National Bank Act, International Banking Act, Consumer Financial Protection Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, state unfair or deceptive acts or practices statutes, CFPB's UDAAP authority, the USA PATRIOT Act, and other anti-money laundering laws; and the creation and implementation of privacy and information security programs under Title V of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and state privacy laws.

Jeff regularly represents banks, finance companies, trust companies and other financial service providers on regulatory matters, including the development and operation of multi-state fiduciary, deposit and lending programs. He has also advised banks, merchants and financial services companies on issues relating to credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, virtual currency, wire transfers and ACH transactions and other mobile payment products.

Prior to joining the Washington DC office of Mayer Brown in 1998, Jeff held a senior position with a prominent Ohio law firm.


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NYDFS Letter to Insurance Executives Regarding Cyber Security
Rebecca S. Eisner,Lawrence R. Hamilton,A. John P. Mancini,Jeffrey P. Taft,James R. Woods, April 13, 2015
Following up on its promise to “integrate regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies as part of [its] examination process,” the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a letter on March 26, 2015, to chief executive...

OCIE and FINRA Announce the Results of Cybersecurity Initiatives
Leslie S. Cruz,Andrew D. Getsinger,Amy Ward Pershkow,Jerome J. Roche,Jeffrey P. Taft, April 13, 2015
On February 3, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced the results of their cybersecurity examination...

New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes a “BitLicense” Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currency Businesses
Matthew Bisanz,Alex C. Lakatos,Jeffrey P. Taft, August 7, 2014
The New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) has released a proposed regulatory framework (the “Proposed Rules”) for New York virtual currency businesses. The Proposed Rules build upon the NYSDFS’ prior activities in the virtual currency space....

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Jeffrey P. Taft

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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