Abigail’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance and defending financial institutions in enforcement actions and litigation related to consumer protection laws.
Abigail regularly defends financial institutions in litigation involving lending practices and federal and state consumer financial services laws, and advises clients on a variety of compliance issues, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Regulation B, Fair Housing Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and its state counterparts, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Unfair Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, and flood insurance issues. She also regularly represents financial institutions, directors, and officers in regulatory enforcement actions by the Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including responding to “15 day letters,” notices of violation, and administrative proceedings on issues relating to lending practices and debt instruments.
Abigail served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William P. Dimitrouleas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida from 2009-2011. Abigail is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts for Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Represented numerous financial institutions, directors, and officers in regulatory enforcement actions and examinations by the Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Represented over two dozen financial institutions in Department of Justice referrals and investigations related to fair lending laws.
Advised numerous financial institutions regarding analysis of disparate impact related to lending policies and programs.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Abigail M. Lyle