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Obrea O. Poindexter

Poindexter, Obrea O.


Washington D.C., (202) 887-8741


Howard University (B.A., 1990)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1994)

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District of Columbia

Obrea O. Poindexter is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Ms. Poindexter’s practice focuses on financial services regulation.  She advises clients on financial privacy issues relating to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; consumer lending issues under the CARD Act, the Truth in Lending Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; debit cards, prepaid cards, electronic banking and payment system issues under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the E-SIGN Act.  She also advises clients extensively on issues related to emerging payments systems such as mobile payment systems and person to person payments.  Ms. Poindexter is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Privacy Subcommittee and is a frequent speaker on banking and consumer financial services issues.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Poindexter was a staff attorney for five years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, where she focused on issues relating to electronic banking, privacy, and consumer lending and leasing.