Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Mercedes Tunstall, a leading consumer finance lawyer, joined the firm’s Washington, DC, office as a partner in the Advanced Media & Technology group. Her practice focuses on financial services regulatory matters, with an emphasis on payments and blockchain technologies.
“In this fast-changing space, Mercedes is known for providing strategic counsel to emerging and established institutions as they incorporate cutting-edge solutions into their businesses,” said James D. Taylor, chair of the Advanced Media & Technology group. “Her experience will provide great value to clients across the firm as they continue to innovate in the fintech space.”
Mercedes works closely with financial institutions of all kinds as they incorporate mobile payments, social media, virtual currencies and blockchain into their operations and services offered. She also has deep experience in providing privacy-by-design and security-by-design counseling to a variety of industries. In addition, Mercedes brings significant experience advising clients on bank regulations and defending against enforcement actions, including those taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in the field.
“Forward-thinking companies need equally progressive law firms that understand and keep pace with technology and the rapidly developing legal and regulatory issues affecting it. I am excited to join a firm that is so steeped in these areas and that understands technology’s impact on today’s economy,” said Mercedes.
“We are committed to growing our regulatory expertise in Washington, DC to better serve our sophisticated clients. Mercedes is a very talented attorney and we are thrilled to welcome her,” said Richard Lorenzo, administrative partner of the Washington, DC office at Loeb & Loeb.
Mercedes was previously with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in the Consumer Finance Regulatory group. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.M. from DePauw University. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and held in-house roles at leading banks.