Donald C. Lampe

Donald C. Lampe


Washington D.C., (202) 887-1524


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B., 1978)
Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1982)

Bar Admissions

North Carolina
District of Columbia

Donald C. Lampe is a partner in the Financial Services Group in the Washington D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster. Mr. Lampe represents banks, mortgage companies, insurance underwriters and agents and other financial services providers in a variety of financial services and bank regulatory matters. He devotes significant time to counseling innovative financial services companies bringing products and services to market through technology-driven platforms (FinTech).

He regularly counsels consumer creditors, loan servicers, collection agencies and secondary market participants on consumer financial services laws and regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act. He represents a range of financial services clients in high-stakes government investigations and enforcement proceedings before state and federal agencies, such as the CFPB, HUD, FTC, DOJ, FDIC and NYFS, involving issues of lending, servicing, licensing, governance and compliance. He devotes a significant part of his practice to representing major national business process outsourcing firms and technology vendors to the financial services industry.

Mr. Lampe has been recognized by Legal 500 US 2017 in the area of Financial Services: Regulatory and by Chambers USA 2017 in the area of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America from 2003-2018 and was named a Super Lawyer for Banking Law by Law & Politics from 2006-2014.

Mr. Lampe is currently a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. He also serves on the Governing Committee of The Conference on Consumer Finance Law and the Board of Advisors of the UNC School of Law Center for Banking and Finance. Mr. Lampe previously served as the chair of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee.

Mr. Lampe received his S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law, where he was the Administrative Law Editor of the Duke Law Journal and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Mr. Lampe has been recognized by Legal 500 US 2017 in the area of Financial Services: Regulatory and by Chambers USA 2017 in the area of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America from 2003–2018 and was named a Super Lawyer for Banking Law by Law & Politics from 2006–2014.

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