John advises firm clients on mission-critical compliance questions and risk management as well as state and federal financial regulatory engagement, investigations, and enforcement.
John’s practice also focuses on advising on regulatory and enforcement trends affecting Limited English Proficiency consumers. He counsels clients on a variety of issues including state foreign-language disclosure laws, fair lending, Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E), Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B), and unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP). As a native Spanish speaker, John reviews consumer-facing financial documents in Spanish and advises clients on legally required changes. Currently, he assists with managing the operations of Spanish legal review for a global financial services firm and banking institution.
John also has experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation, including drafting and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, managing discovery, trial preparation, and appeals and petitions for certiorari.
John obtained his Juris Doctor from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and was the recipient of the Raúl Serrano-Geyls award for CLAVE Law Review’s most outstanding writer. He also earned a Master of Laws from Duke University School of Law.
Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020