Jean Veta is described by Chambers USA as “one of the premier banking and financial regulatory enforcement litigators in the country.” She defends financial institutions and their officers and directors in civil and regulatory enforcement matters, government investigations, internal corporate investigations, and congressional investigations. One client said, “[s]he brought a discipline and toughness that was necessary in dealing with private litigants and was very experienced at dealing with government litigants.” Based on her success in defending IndyMac Bank’s former CEO, Ms. Veta was named Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer and was featured when Covington was named an Am Law 2014 Litigation Department of the Year finalist.
Ms. Veta represents clients on the full range of safety and soundness issues, UDAAP and other consumer compliance issues, fair lending, anti-money laundering, and securities issues, as well as FIRREA and False Claims Act investigations. She regularly handles matters before the CFPB and other federal bank regulators, the Department of Justice, SEC, FTC, and other enforcement agencies. She was a finalist for the Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2015 Chambers USA Women in Law Awards and was named Washington's 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Banking Litigation by Best Lawyers.