Consumer Financial Services Compliance
Jennifer counsels a variety of banking and financial services companies on banking, regulatory compliance and examination matters.
Jennifer D. Newton brings clients more than a decade of consumer finance compliance management and litigation experience. With her expertise in consumer financial protection and data privacy, Jennifer counsels a variety of banking and financial services companies on banking, regulatory compliance and examination matters.
She has advised clients on issues relating to the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering regulations (BSA/AML), Regulation W, Edge Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). She has also guided clients through consumer lending issues under the CARD Act, Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Flood Disaster Protection Act (FDPA), Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
In addition, Jennifer has worked with clients on security, data breach and payment system issues under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA). She also has expertise in federal securities laws and regulations, including the Exchange Act and FINRA rules, and federal and state privacy laws, including the GLBA, HIPAA, ADA, CFAA, FCRA and the Florida FIPA.
Before joining Kaufman Rossin, Jennifer served as a financial services regulator at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC. She also worked as an attorney for a law firm’s cyber security and data privacy taskforce. Jennifer currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law, where she teaches the following courses: Federal Privacy Law, Trends in Employment Law and Professional Communications.
Jennifer earned a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University’s School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science from Florida State University.
Active in the legal community, Jennifer was named one of the National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40” in Banking and Finance in 2016 and 2017. She was also named as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Class IV Academy Fellow of Florida Bar’s William Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy and was recently selected to join the Leadership Florida Connect Florida Class VIII.
She also currently serves as the young lawyer liaison for the American Bar Association’s consumer financial services committee’s pro bono subcommittee, and as chair of the Florida Bar’s consumer protection law standing committee’s social media and outreach subcommittee. Additionally, Jennifer serves on the board of directors of not-for-profit organizations in South Florida, and is a member of the Florida Bar’s business law section.