Mehul Madia is counsel in the Manatt Financial Services group and is based in Washington, D.C. He regularly counsels financial services clients—including banks and nonbanks, insurers, fintechs, and blockchain companies—as they navigate complex enforcement, litigation and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in government enforcement actions, internal investigations and class actions, as well as in regulatory compliance matters where he has guided clients through supervisory actions.
Mehul has represented clients before a host of government agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Federal Reserve Board, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and various state attorneys general, as well as in matters involving unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices; the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA); the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA); the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA); and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).
Prior to joining Manatt, Mehul served as senior legal advisor to the associate director in the CFPB’s Supervision, Enforcement & Fair Lending (SEFL) division. In that role, he advised the SEFL associate director on all enforcement and supervisory matters the bureau undertook. Mehul also advised on various legal and policy matters relating to student loan origination and servicing, mortgage servicing, auto finance, electronic and remittance transfers, debt collection, and short-term/small dollar lending.
Before joining the CFPB, Mehul spent several years with a national financial services law firm where he advised consumer financial services clients on enforcement, litigation and regulatory matters. He also served as Special Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
After graduating from law school, Mehul served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before law school, Mehul spent two years as a business consultant with a leading multinational professional services company.