Brian A. Turetsky

Of Counsel
New York

Brian Turetsky’s practice focuses on the counseling and representation of consumer financial services clients in compliance and regulatory matters, including banking and consumer enforcement actions matters before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, state attorneys general, and other financial regulatory bodies.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Brian was executive director and assistant general counsel at an international bank. In that role, he focused on operational and regulatory matters across consumer businesses and was lead counsel for the enterprise-wide Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) program. Brian counseled senior management and operations executives on an array of banking products and services, including credit cards, auto and student loans, mortgage loans, branch banking, commercial and business banking, asset management, and corporate and investment banking. Brian also managed significant class action and qui tam litigation, conducted internal investigations, and supervised a team of in-house counsel handling all aspects of mortgage-related litigation.


Representative Matters

  • Represented major financial institution in negotiation and response to an OCC Consent Order regarding Sworn Documents, Collections Litigation, and the SCRA.
  • Participated in negotiation of the National Mortgage Settlement on behalf of a major financial institution.
  • Conducted internal investigations and reviews on behalf of several major financial involving consumer sales practices; SCRA, collections practices; the Federal Reserve’s Borrower-in-Custody Program; and VA/FHA claims processes.
  • Represented major financial institution in defense and settlement of a major SCRA class action.
  • Represented Audit Committee chaired by former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt in investigation into the City of San Diego’s pension system and certain bond matters
  • Represented Audit Committee of a major technology firm in an investigation of accounting irregularities.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee and Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

District of Columbia Bar Association

New York Mortgage Bankers Association Legislative Affairs Committee

New York State Bar Association



Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 2002)
Editor-in-Chief, The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics

University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 1995)


New Jersey

New York

Washington, D.C.