Gideon Hart


Hart, Gideon

Gideon Hart's practice focuses on enforcement and regulatory matters for financial institutions and large companies, including litigation, investigations and counseling. He has been involved in cases before state and federal regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, the Department of Justice and state attorneys general.

He has experience working on issues related to unsafe and unsound banking practices, unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAP, UDAAP), and various consumer protection laws, including the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Military Lending Act (MLA) and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Mr. Hart has also represented clients in False Claims Act investigations, litigation and appeals. 

Mr. Hart has also completed an in-house secondment at a major financial institution, spending several months assisting with financial enforcement matters and the development of internal controls.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hart was a law clerk to the Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and to the Honorable James S. Gwin of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, as well as an intern in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Publications & News


March 23, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels BNP Paribas in Leading $30 Million Funding Round

Digital Reasoning, a leading artificial intelligence company, announced it has raised $30 million in new funding. International bank BNP Paribas led the funding round and its Global Head of Strategic Investments has joined Digital Reasoning's Board of Directors.

October 14, 2016

DC Circuit Delivers a Major Setback to the CFPB

On October 11, the DC Circuit issued a major decision holding the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unconstitutional and sharply limiting the CFPB's enforcement powers.

October 26, 2015

Military Lending Act Poses Challenges and Risks for Lenders

An article by Daniel T. Chaudoin, Bradford Hardin Jr. and Gideon Hart, published in the October 2015 edition of Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, Vol. 34, No. 10.

July 22, 2015

Department of Defense Issues Final Rule Expanding Military Lending Act to Credit Cards and Other Consumer Lending Products

On July 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the final rule amending the Military Lending Act’s implementing regulations.

March 11, 2011

The ‘Original’ Thirteenth Amendment: The Misunderstood Titles of Nobility Amendment

94 Marquette Law Review 311 (2010)

December 4, 2010

A Crisis in Indian Country: An Analysis of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010

23 Regent University Law Review 139 (2010)

April 1, 2010

Military Commissions and the Lieber Code: Toward a New Understanding of the Jurisdictional Foundations of Military Commissions

3 Military Law Review 1 (2010) (Nominated for the “Green Bag Almanac and Reader Good Legal Writing 2011” award in the Long Articles category)


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JD, Columbia Law School, 2010, Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

BA, History, minor in Economics, magna cum laude, Colgate University, 2007

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York


The Hon. Fortunato P. Benavides, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2011 - 2012

The Hon. James S. Gwin, US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2010 - 2011

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