Lisa M. Ledbetter

Jones Day
Washington, D.C.

Practice Area: Finance

    All Star


    “Lisa is able to navigate an issue with little to no information.”
    “She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every new matter.”


    "Serving clients is about taking time to build genuine relationships based on trust. Listening, understanding and connecting with clients creates a strong foundation for providing practical advice to help clients with legal and business challenges."

    – Lisa M. Ledbetter


    Lisa Ledbetter advises domestic and international financial institutions in navigating complex and novel regulatory, transactional, and enforcement challenges. Lisa provides strategic advice on commercial and retail bank regulation and financial technology and counsels financial institutions and non-bank companies on new business products and services and compliance issues.

    Lisa is experienced in responding to civil investigative demands, conducting internal investigations, and defending agency enforcement actions. She advises on bank equity investments and activities, liquidity, capital and business planning, governance, fintech, cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, and credit and debit cards. She regularly assists national financial services trade associations with developing public positions and comments on domestic and cross-border issues.

    Prior to Jones Day, Lisa was deputy general counsel at Freddie Mac and deputy office director and head of regulation, legislation, assessments, finance, and funding at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). She previously served as banking and finance counsel at the Department of the Treasury and as regulatory counsel for the American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers Association representing the interests of small, regional, and large banks.

    Lisa is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance, by BTI as a Client Service All-Star, and by Chambers as a notable practitioner in financial technology. She was featured in The Secured Lender “Women in FinTech” issue. Lisa serves on the Executive Committee of the Banking Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and is the sole District of Columbia recipient of the International Law Office’s 2018 Client Choice Award for Banking.

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