Paula Vigo Marqués helps clients navigate the complex laws and regulations that apply to the financial services industry, bringing her experience as both a certified public accountant and a certified fraud examiner to her practice.
Paula assists banks, credit unions, non-bank lenders, consumer reporting agencies, technology companies, and their vendors with regulatory compliance and transactional matters. She also counsels clients on a variety of financial services, consumer protection, and general business issues, including compliance with the Truth in Lending Act; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act; Home Mortgage Disclosure Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; and prohibitions on Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices.
Paula has notable experience guiding clients through a complex array of state licensing frameworks. She advises both publicly traded and newly formed companies on regulatory approval and licensing issues, including license application, maintenance, and renewals, as well as examinations.
In addition, Paula advises clients on M&A transactions by performing regulatory due diligence reviews, including analyzing impacts on existing or required regulatory approvals necessary to engage in licensable activity.
During law school, she served as an extern at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and as an intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission.