Robin Nunn

Robin-Nunn

Robin Nunn

Partner

Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3401 | +1 202 261 3333

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Robin Nunn serves as chair of Dechert’s Consumer Financial Services practice. Ms. Nunn’s practice includes regulatory, enforcement and complex civil litigation.

Ms. Nunn has represented clients from the financial services, insurance, communications, manufacturing, oil and gas, and technology industries on a variety of matters relating to antitrust litigation, government contracts, securities class actions, internal investigations, shareholder derivative litigation, intellectual property, and other complex litigation. She has represented institutions in matters initiated by federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB/BCFP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Reserve Board (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as well as state attorneys general and state banking regulators.

In addition, Ms. Nunn assists clients with both traditional legal, ethical and policy risks to an array of products and services and novel issues connected to new communication technologies, blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data. She has significant experience in the statistical review and analysis of data and design and implementation of corporate compliance programs. Her experience includes counseling on complex issues arising from supervision, regulation, investigations, enforcement actions, governance, litigation, compliance and risk management.

Ms. Nunn maintains an active pro bono practice. She has been awarded a Pro Bono Publico Award for her representation of immigrant adults and children and led a prisoner rights case which led to the reversing of a wrongful dismissal in McPeek v. Blanchard (8th Cir.). Ms. Nunn was also included on the DC Access to Justice Commission’s Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2018.

Recently, Ms. Nunn was selected as an honoree for the annual “25 Influential Black Women in Business” awards by The Network Journal. She is active in the legal community, regularly speaking on topics of interest in financial services litigation, securities class actions, internal investigations, and other complex litigation. Ms. Nunn was named as a Minority Corporate Counsel Association Rising Star in 2018, Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity in 2018, and National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division Achievement Finalist in 2018. 

In 2019, Ms. Nunn co-authored the “Challenging Governmental Use of AI” chapter of the Law of AI and Smart Machines and co-authored the “AI and Discrimination” chapter of the Cambridge Handbook on Law and Algorithms. She is active in the National Bar Association’s Corporate Law Section and American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, where she is a chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Women Lawyers Division Greater Washington Area Chapter Law Firm and In House Counsel Committee, as well as the Banking Law Committee’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Nunn was a partner and co-leader of the supervision, enforcement and litigation practice of another global law firm. Previously, she served as a senior lawyer at two large financial institutions. 

Experience

Litigation 

  • Financial services companies in responding to subpoenas and complaints from various federal and state financial regulators alleging UDAAP violations.
  • A consumer payments fintech company in responding to a civil investigative demand (CID) from the CFPB. 
  • A mortgage company in numerous class action lawsuits relating to foreclosures and lender liability claims.
  • Multiple clients in connection with litigation exposure and compliance issues regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.
  • A financial institution in a class action, alleging the company placed calls in violation of the TCPA and state consumer protection act laws.
  • A commercial and retail bank in connection with the DOJ’s “Operation Chokepoint” investigation regarding alleged BSA/AML violations.
  • Creditors, law firms and collection agencies in defending against claims under the FDCPA and state collection agency acts, including securing dismissal of dozens of claims. 

Supervision

  • Many financial institutions in connection with responding to Proposed Action and Request for Response (PARR) and Notice and Opportunity to Respond and Advise (NORA) letters.
  • A bank in connection with possible TILA violations related to its program for handling billing error disputes.
  • A large bank in connection with its response to a CID alleging violations of the FCRA.
  • A significant mortgage lender in HUD investigations of the FHA arising out of the foreclosure crisis.
  • A mortgage bank in a CFPB investigation action relating to HMDA.
  • A major fintech company in an inquiry regarding money transmission licensing requirements.

Enforcement

  • Citibank in a CFPB enforcement action alleging violations of the Credit Card Accountability and Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 relating to credit card add-on products.
  • A financial institution in the CFPB supervisory and enforcement process leading to a stipulated consent order.
  • A national bank on a CFPB mortgage origination examination PARR Letter alleging violations of fair and responsible banking, including ECOA, HMDA, RESPA, TILA and UDAAP laws.
  • Large financial services companies in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the CFPB.
  • A major financial services provider in monitoring compliance with a recent settlement with the OCC, FDIC and FRB. 

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1999
  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2005, member of The University of Chicago Law Review
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
Memberships
  • Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), Advisory Board Member
  • Legal Momentum, Advisory Board Member
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Executive Council, Treasurer
  • American Bar Association, Co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Banking Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Vice-chair, Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • National Bar Association, Co-chair of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, Law Firm and Corporate Counsel Committee
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Washington Bar Association 
  • ChIPs
Speaking Engagements
  • FinTech Products and Services - ABA National Institute on Consumer Financial Services Basics (October 12, 2018)
  • Inclusiveness vs. Initiatives: Women in Leadership - ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting 2018 (September 13, 2018)
  • Issue Spotting in Government Contracts - Startup Law 101 - IP and Other Legal Foundations for Your Business (August 22, 2018)
  • Financial Innovation and the Future of Payments - Financial Innovation and Payments Summit 2018 (July 19, 2018)