Building on several recent additions to its national Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that A. Michelle Canter has joined the firm as a partner. Along with recent additions Haydn J. Richards, Jr. and Heather Cain Hutchings, and former Citigroup in-house counsel Jeff Beatrice, Ms. Canter is the fourth financial services litigation and compliance partner to join the firm in the last month.
“We are pleased to welcome Michelle,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “She brings a wealth of experience to the firm and our growing national Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Canter focuses her national practice on litigation and regulatory enforcement, representing financial institutions, mortgage bankers, loan servicers, mortgage brokers, finance companies, and other creditors. She defends individual and class action litigation and is also experienced in handling mortgage fraud claims and repurchase demands.
“Michelle is widely recognized for her compliance, licensing, and litigation experience in the financial services sector, and is another tremendous addition to our growing team,” said Robert Maddox, leader of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team.
Ms. Canter counsels clients in identifying and assessing gaps in compliance management programs, uncovering the root cause and developing targeted action plans designed to ensure compliance with federal law, state law, and investor guidelines. She regularly defends litigation involving fair housing and fair servicing claims, including complaints made to HUD, as well as employee actions alleging FLSA violations or employment discrimination claims made to the EEOC. Ms. Canter routinely assists clients in SAFE Act licensing and agency approvals. Solely for her financial services clients, she offers employment law advice to maintain compliance with the FLSA, MLO compensation, net branching restrictions, and the like.
“Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is known as a premier firm for clients in the financial services sector seeking experienced litigation and compliance counsel,” said Ms. Canter. “That reputation, in addition to a strong geographic platform, made the firm a natural choice when I was looking at the future of my practice.”
Ms. Canter serves on the steering committee for MBA’s Litigation Subcommittee and is a Vice-Chair of the Mortgage Action Alliance of the Mortgage Bankers Association. She graduated from the University of Kansas and earned her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law. Ms. Canter is licensed to practice in Georgia.
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- Birmingham Business Journal, “People on the Move,” May 4, 2015.
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- Nashville Post, “Bradley Arant adds CIO,” May 6, 2015.
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