Art’s practice focuses on the representation of banks, savings associations, and credit unions. He advises clients on financial services regulatory matters, including financial privacy issues relating to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; electronic banking and payment system issues under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the E-SIGN Act; and deposit account matters under the Truth in Savings Act (Regulation DD). He also advises clients on issues relating to cash management services and emerging payments systems such as mobile banking and person-to-person payments. Art regularly advises clients on the legal and regulatory issues involved in the design and implementation of financial services products, including online banking, mobile banking and payment card products. He also assists clients in the review and negotiation of third-party service provider agreements, particularly for technology products and services, such as core processing services. Art has negotiated hundreds of service provider agreements and represents clients in contract disputes with third-party service providers.
Art maintains an active regulatory relations practice, regularly representing clients facing investigations, examinations and actions initiated by state and federal banking agencies, particularly in the areas of consumer deposit account products (including overdraft products), electronic financial services, and the privacy and security of consumer financial information. He has successfully represented financial institutions on several occasions that have experienced data breaches and against claims by regulatory agencies regarding overdraft products, including claims of unfair and deceptive acts and practices.
Art also works with Hinckley Allen’s financial institutions mergers and acquisitions group and has helped obtain regulatory approvals for numerous community financial institution and holding company mergers.
Prior to joining Hinckley Allen, Art was an attorney with Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn and was General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Credit Union Association.
- Hinckley Allen
- Counsel (2008-Present)
- Tyler Cooper & Alcorn, LLP
- Of Counsel (2006-2008)
- American Bar Association
- Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut, Director
- Connecticut Bar Association, Financial Institution Section
- New England Automated Clearing House
- The Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut, Inc.
- Connecticut, 1994
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