WASHINGTON D.C. – Reed Smith announced today that Lisa Ledbetter has joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Industry Group in Washington D.C. Ledbetter is a preeminent bank regulatory lawyer who brings to Reed Smith a world-class practice advising domestic and international clients in navigating complex and novel regulatory, transactional, and enforcement challenges. Over her distinguished career, Ledbetter also has significant in-house experience as deputy general counsel of a Fortune 50 company, and substantial experience working within government agencies and banking industry trade associations.

Ledbetter specializes in advising on commercial and retail bank regulation and financial technology innovations. She counsels financial institutions and other companies on development of products and services and compliance issues. On the enforcement side, Ledbetter advises clients on responding to civil investigative demands, conducting internal investigations, and defending agency enforcement actions.

“As a senior lawyer with expertise in both commercial and consumer banking, extensive transactional and enforcement experience, and substantive knowledge of the issues influencing the FinTech and cryptocurrency space, Lisa’s arrival establishes Reed Smith’s financial institutions regulatory practice as an industry leader,” said Jodi Schwimmer, global co-chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. “Her extraordinary connections within the bank regulatory community will provide clients with comprehensive insight and knowledge to support their business initiatives and growth. We are thrilled to welcome her to the firm.”