Hart, Gideon

Gideon Hart

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

He has experience advising clients on a variety of issues related to banking laws and requirements, including the Bank Holding Company Act, the National Bank Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, bank examination privilege, and the activities of foreign banks. He also has experience advising on consumer protection laws, such as unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAP, UDAAP), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), student loan servicing requirements, the Military Lending Act (MLA), and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Mr. Hart has also assisted clients with the development of financial products and with regulatory issues related to strategic investments.

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.

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  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2010

      Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • BA, History, Colgate University, 2007

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • 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