Robert H. Ledig
Meet the Managing Director
Robert H. Ledig is Managing Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering at George Mason University's College of Engineering and Computing. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason Univerity's (GMU's) Scalia Law School.
He has extensive experience in banking and financial services regulation and related financial technology, privacy and information security, corporate, securities, administrative law, and litigation matters. He has written and spoken widely on financial services issues.
He is an editor and author of a number of books, including: The Volcker Rule: Commentary and Analysis (Thomson Reuters 2014), Dechert LLP's Analysis of Financial Regulatory Reform [Dodd-Frank Act] for the American Bankers Association (2010), 21st Century Money, Banking & Commerce (1998), Management of Risks Created by Internet-Initiated Value Transfers (National Automated Clearing House Association 1995), The Fair Lending Guide (Glasser Legal Works 1995), and Contracting with the RTC and FDIC (Prentice Hall Law and Business 1991). He was Chair of the Electronic Financial Services Subcommittee of the Cyberspace Committee of the American Bar Association.
He was Director of the Program on Financial Regulation & Technology and a Professor of Law at Scalia Law School from 2018 to 2021. He taught classes on FinTech, Regulation of Financial Institutions, Banking Law, and Privacy & Information Security Law. Prior to that he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the school for more than 20 years.
He was a partner at Vartanian & Ledig, PLLC, a Washington, D.C. financial services law firm, from 2018 to 2023. He practiced law in the Financial Services groups at Dechert LLP and Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP from 1984 to 2018. Prior to that, he was an attorney at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
He has a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Harpur College at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Co-author, Chapter – Regulation of Investment Advisers Subject to US Federal Banking Law, US Regulation for Asset Managers Outside the United States (2d Edition, Thomson Reuters 2017)
Co-editor, co-author, The Volcker Rule: Commentary and Analysis (Thomson Reuters 2014)
Editor, co-author, Dechert LLP’s Analysis of Financial Regulatory Reform [The Dodd-Frank Act] for the American Bankers Association (2010)
Editor, co-author, 21st Century Money, Banking & Commerce (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 1998)
Co-author, The Management of Risks Created by Internet-Initiated Values Transfer (National Automated Clearing House Association 1995)
Co-author, The Fair Lending Guide (Glasser Legal Works 1995)
Co-author, Contracting with the RTC and FDIC (Prentice Hall Law and Business 1991)
Selected Articles (co-authored)
No, Federal Home Loan Banks didn't cause the SVB collapse, The Hill, May 1, 2023
Buy-Side Beware: New Limits on Insolvency-Related Remedies in Certain QFCs, The Review of Banking & Financial Services, April 2018
Bank Enforcement 2016: Enforcement Action Returns To Pre-Financial Crisis Levels With a Focus on Major Actions, BNA’s Banking Report, August 31, 2017
Asset Management Regulation Remains in Flux, Law 360, October 15, 2015
Disparate Discrimination Remains in the Spotlight, Law 360, September 24, 2013
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acts to Expand Its Authority Over Nonbank Financial Services Companies, Financial Fraud Law Report, September 2013
Home Lenders’ Fair-Lending Dilemma, American Banker, March 4, 2013
FSOC Issues Proposed Recommendations on Money Market Fund Reforms, The Investment Lawyer, October 2013
Oversight Council Pursued US Financial Stability in 2012, New York Law Journal, December 7, 2012
Comparative Analysis SIFIs – Too Big to Fail, International Financial Regulation (BNA International), November 201
Minimizing the Dodd-Frank Burden, American Banker, January 2011
Ramping Up Rules for Covered Financial Companies, Law 360, November 2010
Update the Rules for Private-Equity Stakes, American Banker, August 29, 2008
Some New Dynamics for Troubled Institutions, American Banker, July 18, 2008
So Your Company Has Suffered a Data Security Breach – What Next? Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Summer 2006
FDIC’s Fresh Thinking on Stored Value, American Banker, October 21, 2005
Legal and Business Implications of the Future of Electronic Payments, Electronic Banking and Commerce Report, April 2004
A Survey of Selected Federal Regulatory and Legal Developments in Electronic Financial Services, Business Lawyer 1997
Georgia Internet Law Raises Jurisdictional Questions for Electric Commerce, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report, February 1997
Echoes of the Past With Implications for the Future: The Stamp Payments Act of 1862 and Electronic Commerce, BNA’s Banking Report, Vol. 67 pp. 465-470, September 25, 1996
Disparate Impact Discrimination: Fair Lending at a Crossroads, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Winter 1995
Proposed CRA Rules Go Beyond Clear Boundaries of Law, Banking Policy Report, June 19, 1994
Hard Choices: Post FDIC-Improvement Act Challenges for Bank and Thrift Boardrooms, Bank Governance Law Reporter, February 1992
RTC: The Grim Repudiator, Journal of RTC Real Estate, September/October 1991
RTC Asset Management Opportunities for Banks and Thrift Institutions, The Review of Banking and Financial Services, March 13, 1990
Thrift Takeover and Acquisitions of Control, Financial Services Regulation, December 10, 1986
Robert H. Ledig Recent Appearances