Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Melissa R. H. Hall has joined the firm’s Washington D.C. office as a partner. She focuses her practice on the regulatory compliance needs of the financial services sector, including payments technology.
“Melissa is well-versed in an expansive range of consumer and commercial financial products and knows the regulatory landscape incredibly well,” said Bryan G. Petkanics, partner and chair of the Finance Practice at Loeb & Loeb.
“Melissa brings an insider’s perspective and extensive network from her time at the Treasury Department. The fintech space is evolving at a breakneck pace, and her help navigating these regulatory changes is tantamount to our clients’ success,” added Stephen A. Aschettino, partner and chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Payments Technology Practice.
Hall advises domestic and foreign banks, nonbank financial services companies, investors in financial services, and technology companies in regulatory and corporate matters. She counsels clients on a wide range of regulatory compliance and enforcement issues at both the state and federal levels. This includes licensing requirements, consumer financial products and compliance, payment systems, corporate and transactional matters, financial institution investment and acquisition, as well as advising in the development of new financial services products and virtual currencies.
“Loeb’s strengths in financial services, as well as in the payment technology and broader advanced media and technology arenas are wonderful complements to my practice,” said Hall.
“The firm is focused on strategically expanding the Washington D.C. office, and its addition of a compliance professional like Melissa is a wonderful next step in that direction,” added Richard M. Lorenzo, administrative partner of the Washington D.C. office at Loeb & Loeb.
Hall was previously with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in the Investment Management Financial Institutions Group. Hall earned her J.D. and M.A. from the University of Texas School of Law and The Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.A. from Haverford College.
Loeb & Loeb’s Financial Services sector team represents a broad range of U.S. and international financial market participants in all types of regulatory, compliance, enforcement, transactional and dispute-resolution matters. Loeb’s interdisciplinary team of counselors and litigators services a diverse clientele, including commercial banks, insurance companies, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, pension funds, savings institutions, mortgage banks, commercial finance companies, investment advisors, financial advisors, broker-dealers, corporate trustees and credit card companies, among others.