Casey is a member of Seward & Kissel’s Financial Services Regulatory Group and Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group in the Firm’s Washington, DC, office. As a financial attorney, Casey advises a wide range of financial services companies (including banks, broker-dealers, investment funds, service providers, and financial technology companies) on federal and state banking and securities law issues. Casey regularly provides legal aid to clients with respect to financial matters such as deposit issues, lending services, state and federal licensing and registration, anti-money laundering, custody, transfer, payments, and liquidity issues, and the Bank Holding Company Act.
A primary focus of Casey’s practice is structuring new financial products, including FDIC-insured deposit products (including brokered deposits and deposits exempt from classification as brokered) and virtual financial products (including securities tokens, utility tokens, and stable coins).
Casey also has significant experience giving legal advice to clients on data issues, including compliance with federal privacy law (such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Regulation P, and Regulation S-P), state privacy law (such as the California Consumer Privacy Act), federal cybersecurity law (such as the FTC’s Safeguards Rule), and state cybersecurity law (such as the Massachusetts WISP requirement). Casey also counsels clients on data breach responses under data breach notification laws.
Casey joined the Firm from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he developed and implemented a financial regulatory policy with a focus on unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP); electronic fund transfers, truth in lending, qualified mortgages, fair credit reporting, and data privacy and security. Casey’s experience with consumer financial laws helps him counsel clients in the retail banking and non-bank financial technology industries as they navigate the increasingly complicated consumer regulatory landscape.
Prior to joining the CFPB, Casey as a financial lawyer, represented large, multinational financial institutions as a senior associate at another top-tier law firm in a number of supervisory and enforcement actions and examinations before the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, and CFPB. Casey also provided compliance counseling to financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory matters. In these capacities, Casey gained substantial experience representing clients in matters related to transactions with affiliates, bank capital, anti-money laundering laws, foreign banking operations, and myriad other issues.
Casey is a contributor to Seward & Kissel’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain blog, SKrypto.
Casey was a law clerk for the Honorable James C. Turk, Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.