Authority on consumer finance regulation and law. Decades of government bank regulatory service. Develops multidisciplinary solutions for consumer finance companies and banks.
As chair of the firm’s Consumer Protection Group and with deep understanding of consumer finance law and markets, Sarah Auchterlonie ensures that transactions and consumer product offerings achieve her clients’ compliance, effectiveness and growth goals. As an advocate in Congress or with federal and state agencies, she brings decades of experience working with federal and state financial services and antitrust regulators. In litigation, Sarah has successfully tried and resolved cases in administrative, federal and state venues, and also provides expert testimony on consumer finance topics. Her strong technical skills in data science, economics and finance uniquely suit her to advising cutting-edge companies in complex financial markets. Whether she is developing contracts, policies and procedures, or advising consumer finance companies in investigations, licensing, investments, financing or mergers and acquisitions, Sarah brings creativity and a lexicon of consumer finance legal knowledge to bear for her clients.
A respected thought leader on consumer finance and banking, Sarah sits on the Colorado Banking Board, the supervisory authority over Colorado-chartered banks, trusts and money transmitters. She is also the co-author of the legal treatise, Consumer Finance Law and Compliance, published by BNA. Previously, she was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision in Washington, D.C. during the financial crisis and an acting deputy enforcement director and one of the founding employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).