Hunton Andrews Kurth Grows Banking and Fintech Practices with Addition of Erin Fonté as Co-Head of Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory Team

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce the continued growth of
its banking and financial technology practices with the addition of Erin
F. Fonté
as partner and co-head of the firm’s financial institutions
corporate and regulatory practice. Fonté is based in the firm’s Austin
office.

Fonté has extensive experience advising financial institutions as well
as non-bank fintech companies on existing and emerging regulations
related to innovative financial services products and services. She also
has advised financial industry and retail clients on a range of matters
related to financial technology, payments systems, digital commerce,
banking and financial services, and privacy and data protection laws.
She most recently was a partner and executive board member at Dykema
Gossett PLLC, leading its financial institutions regulatory and
compliance industry team and its fintech, payments and digital commerce
industry team. Fonté also served as a co-head of Dykema’s privacy and
data security group.

“Erin has a national practice and reputation in banking technology,
operations and payments, as well as in fintech. She is known for her
cutting-edge work focused on the Internet of Things, artificial
intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrency,” said Peter
G. Weinstock
, co-head of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s financial
institutions corporate and regulatory practice. “Erin will play a key
role in growing these practices and in guiding our clients through the
industry’s constantly evolving legal and regulatory frameworks and
tackling issues from product/mobile app design to third party vendor
partnerships.”

A graduate of the University of Texas and Stanford Law School, Fonté
also has been involved in the creation of new payment networks and has
advised clients on products, services and network operating rules
related to emerging and mobile payment systems. She served on the
Federal Reserve Board’s Faster Payments Main Taskforce from 2015 to its
conclusion in July 2017 and is also a former president of the Texas
Association of Bank Counsel.

Hunton Andrews Kurth’s financial institutions corporate and regulatory
practice focuses on bank regulatory and corporate matters for banks and
financial services firms. Lawyers within the practice represent banks,
thrifts, foreign banks, their branches and agencies and other financial
institutions, as well as bank and thrift holding companies, technology
and financial services firms and their officers, directors and owners.
The practice includes substantial regulatory representation at state and
federal levels.

About Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers
handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in
myriad industries including energy, financial services, real estate,
retail and consumer products and technology. Areas of practice focus
include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual
property, P3, labor and employment, public finance and infrastructure,
and privacy and cybersecurity. With offices across the United States and
in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the firm is aligned with its
clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. For
more information, visit HuntonAK.com.

Contacts

Zinie Sampson
804.381.1272
[email protected]

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