Jamie Dycus


Dycus, Jamie

Jamie Dycus represents large commercial clients, with a particular emphasis on financial institutions, in a wide variety of complex litigation and regulatory matters.

In his regulatory practice, Mr. Dycus has defended multiple large national and state banks in CFPB, OCC, and FDIC enforcement and supervisory matters relating to consumer deposits, overdraft fees, credit card add-on products, prepaid cards, credit reporting, and other issues. He has counseled bank clients in connection with responding to formal and informal demands for information by enforcement and supervisory staff; negotiating and complying with civil investigative demands; preparing and submitting written responses to enforcement inquiries; and consent order negotiation and compliance.

Mr. Dycus also has substantial experience litigating on behalf of banks and other financial institutions in federal and state trial and appeals courts. Recent representative matters include defense of a national bank in a class action alleging violations of state consumer protection law; defense of a large investment banking firm in a federal securities class action; defense of a large international financial institution in litigation arising from alleged LIBOR manipulation; and defense of a large investment banking firm against claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

Mr. Dycus has an active pro bono practice. Recent matters include have included prosecuting a First Amendment case on behalf of an incarcerated client at the trial and appellate levels, filing an amicus brief in a Supreme Court Fourth Amendment case, and representing individual clients in asylum proceedings in the New York and New Jersey Immigration Courts.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Dycus clerked for the Honorable Reena Raggi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Dycus was also previously a Liman Fellow in the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Publications & News


May 16, 2018

Banking Regulators' Examination Authority Does Not Override Attorney-Client Privilege

Notwithstanding the venerable status of the attorney-client privilege and the important purposes it serves, the federal banking regulators and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have taken the position that they have the legal authority to override the privilege and compel supervised institutions to produce information protected by the privilege.

July 12, 2017

CFPB Releases Final Rule Banning Certain Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

On July 10, the CFPB announced its long-anticipated final rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements to block consumer class actions in contracts for consumer financial products and services.

May 20, 2016

Supreme Court Vacates Ninth Circuit Decision in Spokeo, Remands for Analysis of Concrete Harms

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Spokeo v. Robins, which posed the question of whether Article III standing requires a plaintiff to have a concrete injury when alleging a statutory violation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

October 28, 2014

What is the Statute of Limitations for a UDAAP Claim Under the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Act?

An article by Matt Martens, Jamie Dycus and Daniel Kearney, published in the October 28, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Banking Report, Vol. 103, No. 891.

January 1, 2006

Yale Law Journal


Speaking Engagements


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JD, Yale Law School, 2006, Editor, Yale Law Journal

MFA, Creative Writing, University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, 1999

MA, Secondary Education, University of Mississippi, 1997

BA, with Distinction, English & German Literatures, Stanford University, 1993,

Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

New York


The Hon. Reena Raggi, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2009 - 2010

The Hon. Raymond J. Dearie, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2006 - 2007

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