Christopher R. Huffaker

Christopher R. Huffaker

Alston & Bird LLP, Partner

Dallas, Texas

Given his diverse client base and broad range of representations, Chris understands the payments industry and leverages this knowledge to guide his clients through routine and high-stakes transactional and regulatory matters and to develop creative solutions to resolve legal, regulatory, and business issues. Chris Huffaker is a member of Alston & Bird's Financial Services & Products Group and Payment Systems Team. He advises operators of payment networks and systems, financial institutions, providers of technology solutions and services, and merchants on transactional and regulatory matters. Chris regularly represents clients on complex transactional matters relating to the issuance of traditional and emerging payment methods (e.g., card issuing, branding, and incentive arrangements and BIN sponsorship arrangements), the provision and receipt of products and services (e.g., issuer-processing arrangements, merchant-acquiring and processing arrangements, and BIN sponsorship arrangements), and the development, implementation, and administration of specialized banking and payments programs, products, and services (e.g., co-branded and private-label card programs and white-label banking and payments programs). Chris has extensive experience advising operators of payment networks and systems on critical governance and transactional matters. He uses this experience to guide financial institutions, merchants, and other entities in understanding and complying with their obligations as participants in payment networks and systems. Chris routinely advises startups, online marketplaces, financial institutions, and other entities on transactional and regulatory matters related to money transmission. Chris received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Tulsa, where he served as an editor of the Tulsa Law Review.

Experience

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