Robert H. Ledig


Robert H. Ledig


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3454 | +1 202 261 3333

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Robert H. Ledig advises financial institutions on corporate, regulatory, enforcement, and litigation issues. He previously served as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, where he was responsible for regulatory policy matters.

Mr. Ledig has been recognized for his work in financial services: banking in both regulatory enforcement & investigations and compliance by Chambers USA and is recommended by the Legal 500 (US) in the area of financial services: regulatory. In its most recent edition, Chambers noted that he is “particularly adept at advising substantial investment managers and financial services companies on enforcement proceedings but is also well regarded for his compliance advice.” Clients have told reviewers that he is "terrific, very sound and very experienced" and a “zealous advocate and creative strategic thinker.” Previous editions stated that he has a “great analytical mind” and “the key ability to make sure every stone is turned and the issues addressed.” Mr. Ledig has also been cited as “a very intelligent lawyer who is very good at making sure nuances are not overlooked.”

In addition, Mr. Ledig has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in banking and finance law since 2010. In 2015, he was named a BTI Client Services All-Star, recognized as one of 354 lawyers nationwide for excellence in client service.

Mr. Ledig is a frequent author and speaker on issues regarding financial institutions. He has written numerous articles for publications including American Banker, The Business Lawyer, BNA’s Banking Report, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report, and Global eCommerce Law and Business Report, and was recognized as a top author for Investment Management in 2016 by JD Supra in its inaugural Readers Choice Awards. He also served as a reviewer for a study by the Congressional Budget Office entitled “Emerging Electronic Methods for Making Retail Payments.” His book publications include:

  • Co-author, The Bank Investor’s Survival Guide (2016)
  • Editor, co-author, The Volcker Rule: Commentary and Analysis (2014)
  • Editor, co-author, Dechert LLP’s Analysis of Financial Regulatory Reform for American Bankers Association (2010)
  • Co-author, The Bank Holding Company Guide: New Rules of the Road for Banks and their Investors (2009)
  • Co-author, Equity Investments and Controlling Acquisitions Involving U.S. Financial Institutions (2007)
  • Co-author, Banker’s Pocket Guide to Information Security (2005)
  • Co-author, 21st Century Money, Banking & Commerce (1998)
  • Co-author, The Fair Lending Guide (1995)
  • Co-author, The Management of Risks Created by Internet-Initiated Value Transfers (1995)
  • Co-author, Contracting with the RTC and FDIC (1991)

Prior to joining Dechert, he was a corporate partner in the Washington office of a large international law firm.

  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1979, with Honors
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1982, with Honors
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • Adjunct faculty member, George Mason University Law School, where he has taught classes on privacy and information security, electronic financial services, and banking law
  • Chaired or served on numerous American Bar Association Committees, including the Electronic Financial Services Subcommittee of the Cyberspace Committee, the Y2K Joint Task Force of the Cyberspace Law and the Business Litigation Committees, and the Task Force on Stored-Value Cards