Christopher Leach

Christopher Leach is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He joined Mayer Brown from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Division of Financial Practices, where he focused on fintech and fair lending issues. As a lawyer in the FTC’s Division of Financial Practices, Christopher investigated and litigated consumer protection enforcement actions, and developed enforcement policy. His relevant areas of experience include fintech, cryptocurrency, consumer financial data privacy, gig economy, fair lending and consumer telecommunications. He worked on some of the agency’s most visible fintech actions, including active litigation against FleetCor Technologies, Inc. and its CEO for deceptive advertising and charging customers hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized fees through its B2B payment system; a $10 million settlement with Yellowstone Capital in connection with the company’s merchant-cash-advance practices; and served as the agency expert on cryptocurrency issues. Christopher previously practiced in the Washington DC office of another global law firm, where he focused on consumer, data privacy and transnational litigation. Earlier in his career, he clerked for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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