Caitlin M.R. Mandel

Caitlin Mandel’s practice focuses on representing clients, both corporate and individual, in investigations and enforcement actions before Congress, FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among others. Ms. Mandel has particular experience in consumer-facing financial products, recently leading a complex internal investigation into a client’s mortgage servicing practices, which concluded in a favorable resolution of a lengthy investigation by a regulator.

Ms. Mandel is also actively involved in WilmerHale’s pro bono activities and has had several successes winning asylum claims on behalf of her clients. She also represented a mother seeking special education services for her daughter in a local public school. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Mandel served as law clerk to the Honorable Anthony C. Epstein of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, she also served as a teacher and academy coordinator at Ballou Senior High School in Washington DC as part of Teach for America.


    • Representing a mortgage loan company in a broad congressional inquiry relating to its corporate governance
    • Representing a broker dealer relating to a US Department of Justice investigation into potential anti–money laundering violations by a financial advisor
    • Counseling a credit union in defending against a third-party subpoena
    • Representing a broker dealer in investigations by several regulators relating to the sale of low-priced securities
    • Advising a financial institution facing a regulatory inquiry into its automobile lending practices
    • Representing an annuities company in a state-level regulatory investigation

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  • Education

    • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 2011

      cum laude Gillette-Mussey Fellowship, Note and Comment Editor, Administrative Law Review, Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
    • MAT, American University, 2008

    • BA, Government, Hamilton College, 2006

      cum laude Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Sigma Alpha, Levitt Fellowship, News Editor, The Spectator
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

    • Virginia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Anthony C. Epstein, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2011 - 2012