Rachel Rodman Joins White & Case as a Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global White Collar and Fintech Practices with the addition of Rachel Rodman as a partner in Washington, DC.

"Rachel's record of success with financial institutions and fintech clients, along with her experience at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will bolster our leading White Collar regulatory and transactional services, particularly for our clients in the digital assets, payments and banking industries," said Joel M. Cohen, Global Head of White & Case's White Collar Practice. "As the consumer financial services industry has evolved to include not just traditional financial institutions but also technology companies, Rachel's reputation and experience as a fintech and consumer protection disputes specialist will be a significant asset to our clients navigating the dynamic regulatory and compliance environment."

With nearly 20 years of experience, including most recently leading another preeminent fintech enforcement and litigation practice, Rodman specializes in defending fintechs, banks, and technology companies in investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state financial regulators, including the CFPB, Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and state financial regulators. She also handles civil litigation for these same clients, including class actions, and works on a variety of risk management and compliance advisory matters in consumer finance. Rodman also brings significant experience in administrative law and procedure, constitutional litigation and cases challenging the scope of government agency authority.

During her five years at the CFPB, Rodman served as senior counsel in the Legal Division, representing the agency in trial and appellate courts and advising agency leadership. In addition, she was an enforcement attorney in the CFPB's Division of Supervision, Enforcement & Fair Lending, where she led investigations of banks and nonbanks involving a variety of consumer financial products and services. She was also lead counsel in several of the CFPB's major settlements with banks and mortgage companies.

"Given the heightened amount of regulatory scrutiny and crisis-related work in financial services, we are delighted to welcome Rachel, whose experience will be valuable as we increase our Fintech practice's capabilities and expertise, particularly in the US market," said Nicole Erb, White & Case's Americas Regional Section Head of Trade, IP and White Collar. "Her government experience at the CFPB, as well as her impressive background representing fintechs, banks and technology companies on significant regulatory enforcement matters and litigation, is essential as we continue to prioritize strategically growing our US practices."

Rachel is the latest addition to White & Case's White Collar Practice, joining Ladan Stewart, former head of the SEC's specialized crypto and cyber litigation unit, in New York and Commercial Litigation partners Kami Haeri and Alexandre Kiabski in Paris, who advise French and international clients on white collar crime, investigations and compliance.