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Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1986.
The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1983.
Barrie VanBrackle practices in the payments transaction business, with an emphasis on electronic payments, banking, and payment card network regulatory and data security, as well as federal and state data privacy and security matters.
Ms. VanBrackle advises financial institutions, payment processors, companies across a wide variety of industries, and other service providers regarding their contractual, transactional and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on compliance with federal and state payment, banking and privacy laws, data security, data privacy, information services, and electronic commerce, as well as payment brand compliance, including responding to data security breach incidents.
In addition, Ms. VanBrackle has extensive experience in corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, structurings and financings.
Ms. VanBrackle holds the AV (Preeminent) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Author, “Why Prepaid Cards Are Not Immune From Fraud,” ngenuity Journal, April 2014.
Author, “Operation Choke Point: What Does This Mean For the Merchant Community?” E-Commerce Law Reports, March-April 2014.
"FTC Looks To Ban Payment Methods Susceptible To Fraud," E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy Journal, London, July 2013.
"Lessons from the Automated Electronic Checking, Inc. case," E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy Journal, London, May 2013.
Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Fourth Circuit.
Member, Virginia State Bar.
Member, District of Columbia Bar.
Moderator, “Ensuring Compliance with the Evolving State Regulatory and Enforcement Framework Governing Emerging Payment Systems, Including Virtual Currencies,” ACI’s Emerging Payment Systems Forum, March 24, 2014.
Speaker, “Is Privacy a Right or an Illusion?” SXSW Interactive Festival, March 2014.
Panelist, workshop on “Integrated Payments Alliance Innovation Showcase,” ATM Industry Association Conference, February 2014 .
Co-Chair, workshop on “Emerging Payment Systems: Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Considerations for New Technologies and Evolving Products,” ACI’s 9th National Forum on Prepaid Card Compliance, Washington, D.C., January 31, 2014.
Panelist, “Prepaid Cards and the International Realm, Including the Impact of the CFPB’s Revised Final Rule on Remittances for Cross-Border Money Transfers,” ACI’s 9th National Forum on Prepaid Card Compliance, Washington, D.C., January 30, 2014.
Speaker, "Maintaining Compliance in the Expanding Prepaid Market," Compliance & Security for Emerging Payment Systems, San Francisco, CA, November 21-22, 2013.
Speaker, “Bitcoins and Digital Currency: the Promises and the Challenges,” Financial Institutions Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of California, November 12, 2013.
Speaker, "Regulatory Roulette," 2013 Merchant Advisory Group Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 7-9, 2013.
Panelist, "Identity Theft, Fraud, and Cyber Crime: Abusive Uses of Prepaid Cards, How the Government Is Responding, and Steps You Can Take to Predict, Prevent, and Mitigate the Effects of Fraud in Prepaid," American Conference Institute's 8th National Forum on Prepaid Card Compliance, San Francisco, CA, October 3-4, 2013.
Speaker, "Virtual Currency," Association of Corporate Counsel, September 25, 2013.
Panelist, "UDAP/UDAAP, Disclosures, and Marketing: Regulatory and Compliance Considerations for New Payment Models," American Conference Institute's 6th National Forum on Balancing Innovation with Consumer Protections in Emerging Payment Systems, Washington, D.C., September 18-19, 2013.
Panelist, "UDAP/UDAAP, Disclosures, and Marketing: Regulatory and Compliance Considerations for New Payment Models," ACI's Emerging Payment Systems Forum, March 21, 2013.
Speaker, "Update on Litigation, Legislation and Regulation Affecting Our Industry," 2013 Merchant Advisory Group Mid-Year Conference, Charlotte, NC, February, 13, 2013.
Speaker, "Privacy and Security of Consumer and Employee Information," ACI's National Legal and Compliance Forum, Washington, DC, February 6, 2013.
Panelist, "The Final Phase of the Durbin Amendment and Assessing the Latest Applicability and Impact of the Amendment's Provisions," ACI's Prepaid Card Compliance Forum, Washington, DC, January 30, 2013.
Speaker, "Privacy and Security of Consumer and Employee Information," ACI's National Legal and Compliance Forum, San Francisco, CA, July 31, 2012.
Moderator, "Evolving Products and Their Impact on the Industry Part II: Other Innovative Payment Developments," Emerging Payments Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2012.
Speaker, "Virtual Currency and Dodd Frank Act impacts on financial services industry," FiSCA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, September 29, 2011.
Speaker, "Ensuring Cooperation and Coordination Amongst the Stakeholders in Emerging Payment Systems," and Co-Speaker of Post Conference Master Class on "Credit, Debit and Prepaid Cards: New Regulations and Reforms and their impact on Traditional Payment Methods," Emerging Payments Conference, Washington, D.C., September 23, 2011.
Speaker, "Implications of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Act on the ATM Industry," ATMIA Webinar, February 2, 2011.
Speaker, "Step Ahead Conference," Chase Paymentech, Fort Worth, TX, October 28, 2010.
Speaker, "Payment Card Industry Compliance and Regulatory Issues," Merchant Warehouse Inc., Boston, MA, September 21, 2010.
Speaker, "Data Privacy and Security," VeriFone Retail Payments Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL, September 17, 2010.
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