2019 Speakers

Leonard Chanin

Deputy to the Chairman

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Leonard Chanin is Deputy to the Chairman of the FDIC. In that role, he advises the Chairman on consumer protection issues, as well as providing advice on FDiTech’s efforts to promote innovative and transformative technologies in the financial services sector.

Mr. Chanin joined the FDIC from Fifth Third Bank, where he served as Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President since 2017. There he advised the Bank on federal consumer protection laws. Prior to working at Fifth Third Bank, Mr. Chanin advised financial institutions and other businesses on these laws as counsel/partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster.

Mr. Chanin’s federal service includes his role as Assistant Director of the Office of Regulation at the CFPB, where he was responsible for implementing federal consumer financial services laws. He spent two decades in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board, most recently as the Division’s Deputy Director. During his tenure at the Fed, he provided legal opinions and policy recommendations, drafted and reviewed rules implementing federal consumer financial services laws, and worked with other federal banking agencies.

Mr. Chanin holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science, cum laude, from American University, and a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law. He is admitted as an attorney in the bars of Georgia and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Chanin currently serves as Chairman of the Truth in Lending Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee, and as Secretary of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

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