Since beginning her legal career at Bradley, Avery Simmons has developed a diverse practice that spans practice groups, states, and the litigation and compliance sectors. This varied experience grants Avery a unique understanding of her clients, on both the legal and operational sides.
Avery regularly represents financial services and mortgage company clients with compliance matters, including risk management and remediation, state investigations, regulatory compliance, and operational implementation of legal guidelines. She provides daily risk assessment guidance to financial institutions, including banks, mortgage companies and debt collectors, on litigation matters and regulatory-related issues in both mortgage origination and servicing, including TRID, GLBA, TILA, RESPA, HMDA, CFPB, applicable state laws, and federal agency regulations.
As part of her regulatory practice, Avery has worked with and responded to state attorneys general, the CFPB, and various state banking agencies. She has also worked to manage the implementation of regulatory changes with her client’s internal business units and legal/compliance teams, including development of new business functions, quality control processes, and ongoing testing and reporting components and regimes.
In addition, Avery is also a member of the firm’s Privacy, Security and Innovation team, which is part of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group. She represents mortgage companies in all stages of litigation matters across the country—including advising clients and local counsel concerning the best practices for same. Because of her bar license and extensive connection with the state of Louisiana, Avery regularly represents construction and insurance companies in litigation matters across the state. She has also served as an associate member on the board of directors of her family company, and has an insider’s perspective and understanding of the challenges facing management in privately held companies from both the legal and business ends.