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Sara K. Weed is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of the Global Fintech and Digital Assets Practice Group. Ms. Weed’s fintech’s practice spans both regulatory and transactional advice for a range of clients, including traditional financial institutions, non-bank financial services companies and technology companies.
Ms. Weed’s outstanding achievements in private practice have been recognized by various organizations. In 2021, she was named a Rising Star in Fintech by Law360. She was also shortlisted for The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award North America in 2018 in the “Access to New Markets and Capital” category.
Prior to working in private practice, Ms. Weed held various roles in the financial services industry, including serving as in-house counsel to IBM’s financial services group and as a policy counsel with a national financial services research organization. She also served as director and counsel with the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks, where she oversaw supervision of non-bank mortgage lenders and brokers, money services businesses, and consumer finance companies.
Ms. Weed’s fintech practice provides support to clients throughout their life cycle, including: product development, regulatory strategy, including chartering, licensure and partnerships, supporting supervisory examinations and regulatory inquires, regulatory diligence related to acquisitions, investments, and exit events, and the defense of regulatory enforcement actions.
Her recent experience includes:
*Includes work performed at a previous firm.
University of North Carolina - 2008 Juris Doctor
East Carolina University - 2005 Bachelor of Science
District of Columbia Bar
North Carolina Bar