Marc Patterson
Marc Patterson

Marc D. Patterson

Associate

pattersonm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.7602
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Marc D. Patterson provides regulatory advice for clients in the financial services industry. He focuses on retail financial services and regulatory compliance issues, including TILA, RESPA, UDAP, FCRA, and FDCPA. He counsels clients in responding to government enforcement actions and implementing compliance and quality control procedures to meet state and federal requirements.

Mr. Patterson regularly assists clients with meeting state and federal licensing and approval requirements, including state-specific interpretation of the SAFE Act. He has experience reviewing and assessing loan repurchase demands on behalf of mortgage originators and servicers, performing risk assessment of loan portfolios, and handling loan-repurchase litigation. Mr. Patterson has also prepared multistate regulatory surveys and analyses on state UDAP statutes, NSF and late fees, escheatment, identification requirements, adverse claims, and trustee services.  

Representative Matters

  • Prepared detailed 50-state default servicing fee recoverability and foreclosure fee surveys for a top-five lender
  • Assisted a third-party service provider with meeting new regulatory and licensing requirements under the SAFE Act; performed research and analysis regarding the applicability of the new requirements; managed the licensing process
  • Represented several major banks in litigation brought by federal agencies and state attorneys general
  • Assisted a national mortgage servicer regarding compliance with OCC foreclosure standards

Before entering private practice, Mr. Patterson was managing associate editor for Wealth Strategies Journal, a journal covering tax and financial law news.

Judicial Internships

Hon. Hans J. Liljeberg, Louisiana 24th Judicial District, New Orleans metropolitan area, summer 2006

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Publications

Co-author, "Federal Agencies Propose New Federal Flood Insurance Regulations," Ballard Spahr alert, October 10, 2013

New York University School of Law (LL.M., taxation, 2009)

American University, Washington College of Law (J.D. 2008, cum laude)
Member, Moot Court Honor Society Executive Board; Student attorney, Community and Economic Development Clinic

The College of Wooster (B.A. 2004, cum laude)

District of Columbia

Maryland