Eric Hail represents banks, consumer finance companies and fintechs in litigation and regulatory compliance and enforcement matters. In a climate of increased scrutiny of the banking and consumer credit industry, Eric brings a wealth of knowledge in advising clients on federal and state law compliance matters and defending them in litigation and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.
Intense devotion with a long-game perspective
Eric is intensely devoted to his clients' goals and objectives. He works aggressively to protect his clients' interests, whether during engagement with regulators, in the courtroom, or when guiding them on long-term compliance risk issues outside the courtroom. When a case must go to trial or to a final administrative hearing, clients trust Eric to represent them to the final decision or verdict.
Specifically, Eric defends clients involved in state and federal agency investigations and enforcement actions before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state consumer credit agencies and state attorneys general investigations. He also advises banks and consumer finance companies on end-to-end regulatory compliance issues, from consumer contract issues to consumer disclosures, licensing issues and Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) compliance.
Eric writes and speaks frequently on the latest trends and challenges facing his clients and their industries. In law school, he was managing editor of the SMU Law Review. Before law school, Eric served as a business development volunteer for the US Peace Corps in Ukraine.