Allen H. Denson

Allen H. Denson

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Partner

Washington, District of Columbia

Allen Denson brings a rare and powerful set of perspectives and tactics when fighting for financial institutions that are forced to defend themselves against financial regulators that challenge their marketing, lending and collection practices. With insights and experience gained working as an enforcement attorney and as a private practice lawyer, Allen has the unique ability to see issues and their solutions more fully than many of his peers. As a former senior attorney at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he developed a boots-on-the-ground understanding of how government officials think when pursuing enforcement issues. And as a private practice lawyer, he utilizes the experience he gained from being on the other side of table to craft winning strategies for his clients. General Counsels, Owners and Chief Executives for financial services providers such as lenders, sales finance and leasing companies, fintechs, banks, debt collectors, lead generators, and auto dealers turn to Allen when they must defend themselves against government overreach. Allen is a frequent advocate before federal and state government regulatory bodies that include the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) federal banking regulators (OCC, FDIC, and the Federal Reserve Board), state attorneys general and various state banking departments. Clients regularly report how much they appreciate working with Allen based on his passion for finding a way to get the win. They value how he is unafraid to push the envelope with regulators and get creative to find a solution. He speaks on industry issues across the nation and is a frequent source for media outlets like American Banker, Reuters and Law360.

Experience

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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

  • Partner
    Dec 2021 ∼ Present 11 months
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Venable LLP

  • Partner
    Feb 2021 ∼ Dec 2021 10 months
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Hudson Cook

  • Partner
    Oct 2019* ∼ Feb 2021 1 year
Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

Connections

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Cierra D. Newman
Buckley LLP, Associate
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