Obrea Poindexter

Co-Chair, Financial Services Practice Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Obrea Poindexter

Obrea Poindexter

Co-Chair, Financial Services Practice Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Obrea O. Poindexter serves as co-chair of the Financial Services Practice Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP, heads the firm’s mobile payments group, and is co-chair of the FinTech group. Clients turn to Ms. Poindexter for her innovative solutions and critical thinking when it comes to complex regulatory issues. Ms. Poindexter practices in one of the most well-regarded banking and finance practices in the United States. The practice offers financial institution clients a critical combination of bank regulatory expertise and a deep understanding of the financial markets.

Ms. Poindexter’s practice focuses on financial services regulation. She advises large financial institutions, retailers and other non-financial card issuers (e.g., technology companies) on financial privacy issues relating to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; consumer lending issues under the CARD Act, the Truth in Lending Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; and debit cards, prepaid cards, electronic banking and payment system issues under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the E-SIGN Act. She also advises clients extensively on issues related to emerging payments systems such as mobile payment systems and person-to-person payments.

Ms. Poindexter is the former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Truth in Lending Subcommittees and is a nationally recognized speaker on banking and consumer financial services issues. In addition, she heads an industry comment group that meets regularly to discuss the implications of financial services regulations on the industry and provides a forum for practical advice on compliance. She is also listed in the Chambers FinTech 2018 and 2019 guides where she is described as having a “prominent presence in the FinTech payments space.” Ms. Poindexter was recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services and is a member of the College’s Board of Regents. She was named to Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers list and was named the exclusive winner of the 2016 Client Choice Award for Banking in Washington, D.C. She was also recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the top 75 “Outstanding Women Lawyers” and was shortlisted for Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year by Women in Compliance 2015. In 2016, Ms. Poindexter was shortlisted for the “Minority Lawyer of the Year” award at the inaugural Chambers USA Diversity Awards. She is also recommended by Legal 500 US in the Financial Services: Regulatory category and was named a “Top Author” as part of JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards for FinTech in 2017 and for Finance and Banking in 2018.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Poindexter was a staff attorney for five years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, where she focused on issues relating to electronic banking, privacy, and consumer lending and leasing.

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Co-Chair, Financial Services Practice Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP
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J.D.
Class of 1994

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

B.A.
Class of 1990

Howard University is a nationally acclaimed, research-oriented institution, which was founded to provide stellar education to African-American students. Howard may be the most well-known Historically Black University (HBCU). Located in the culturally rich U Street/Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, Howard finds itself surrounded by politics and artists. Students come to Howard not merely for a rigorous education, but to have a well-rounded, culturally inspired, politically informed university experience. Howard offers bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of studies, has graduate programs, and offers doctorate programs in law, medicine and pharmaceutical studies. Students are able to take advantage of research studies to build their resumes, as well as study abroad programs to enlighten their global perspectives. Howard University is a competitive institution that boasts the some of the best professors and professionals in their field. Faculty and students alike are proud to be members of such a prestigious and historically significant institution. If you’re looking for a first class education in the heart of the nation’s capital, Howard University may have an academic future for you.

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