Press Release October 04, 2016

Goodwin Enhances FinTech, Consumer Financial Services Capabilities with San Francisco Partner Veronica McGregor

Global 50 law firm Goodwin announced today that Veronica McGregor has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Financial Industry and FinTech practices. With particular expertise in the banking and consumer financial services sectors, McGregor brings to Goodwin extensive experience across all aspects of the payments and consumer lending landscape, including the emerging FinTech area.

“The rapidly evolving FinTech industry brings together a broad range of companies, from traditional banking institutions to emerging technology start-ups,” said Bill Mayer, Co-Chair of Goodwin’s Financial Industry Practice. “Veronica’s knowledge and experience across the entire consumer financial services spectrum – including the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ economies – will prove invaluable as we expand our platform on the West Coast and internationally. We are thrilled to welcome Veronica to the Goodwin partnership.” 

McGregor focuses on a wide range of financial services matters and advises a broad array of companies, including banks, payment system providers, wireless carriers, gaming developers, virtual property trading platforms, online and physical retailers, social networking companies, online service providers and software application developers. She also has broad experience with consumer financial protection laws and regulations, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and state and federal licensing and registration schemes.

“In addition to her FinTech prowess, Veronica has a deep understanding of traditional consumer financial services, having advised clients on wide-ranging transactional and regulatory issues throughout her career,” said Lynne Barr, partner in Goodwin's Financial Industry Practice and Chair of its Banking and Consumer Financial Services practices. “She will make an excellent addition to our dynamic team and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”

McGregor joins Goodwin from Hogan Lovells. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her B.A. from San Francisco State University. McGregor is active in the American Bar Association, currently serving as vice-chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee and chair of the Electronic Financial Services Subcommittee. She also serves on the Editorial Board of FinTech Law Report.

McGregor can be reached at or (415) 733-6047.

Goodwin’s Financial Industry Practice delivers an unprecedented combination of innovation, diverse perspectives and deeply rooted knowledge of the broad, global financial services industry, all in one cohesive platform. From highly innovative transactional services, to cutting-edge regulatory advice, to strategic litigation representation,100 industry lawyers offer a single point of counsel and expertise across key financial services and sectors, including banking, consumer financial services, FinTech, insurance, investment management and private investment funds. With significant depth of experience, a wide footprint in key industry markets and diverse and dynamic clients, Goodwin is uniquely positioned to unlock business opportunities for financial industry clients through creative, value-added solutions.