Gina Carter, partner at Husch Blackwell, heads the firm's credit union team. Her credit union practice centers on all legal matters of interest to credit unions including vendor contracting, consumer finance, credit union mergers and governance. Gina also represents for-profit credit union service organizations (CUSOs) in areas including corporate structure, IP, data protection and privacy. She runs practices both in intellectual property (IP) and credit union law. She advises on all aspects of IP and has litigated cases in federal courts across the country. She remains a trusted advisor to people who first called upon her 25 years ago.
Marci Kawski, partner at Husch Blackwell, has devoted her entire legal career to counseling providers of consumer financial services, including installment loan companies, motor vehicle finance companies, banks, credit unions, online lenders and short-term lenders throughout the country. She develops proactive compliance policies, procedures and strategies, consults on complex compliance questions, negotiates before state and federal regulatory agencies, and represents clients in individual and class claims regarding Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Regulation V, Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B, Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Regulation Z, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and more.
Lauren Capitini, senior counsel at Husch Blackwell, helps financial services clients – including credit unions – align their business goals with federal and state regulations. She works closely with clients to meet their unique needs when drafting and reviewing lending and deposit contracts and disclosures, consulting on new product development, reviewing advertisements in various mediums, advising on check fraud matters and providing general guidance on complex regulatory issues. She helps clients resolve accusations of discrimination and fair lending laws and works with regulators in various capacities, including in the course of compliance examinations. Lauren is also well-versed in the subtleties of providing banking services to cannabis businesses and other unique parties such as service members, and directors and officers of banks.
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