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J. Key

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
    Local Time: Monday 14:38

Practice Expertise

  • Auto Finance
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
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Areas of Practice

  • Auto Finance
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Credit Card Services
  • Examinations and CIDs
  • Fintech
  • Payment Systems
  • Payments
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Small Dollar and Unsecured Consumer Lending
  • State Attorneys General and Regulators
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WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Automotive Group - Member
  • Banking & Finance Group - Member
  • Private Client Group - Member

Profile

Riley Key’s practice focuses on counseling clients facing regulatory, compliance, and enforcement challenges. Riley is a member of Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group and is also a member of the firm’s Blockchain and Digital Assets industry team. Through his broad range of experience, he assists clients in ensuring that their operations are in compliance with federal and state laws and that they are able to successfully demonstrate their compliance to federal and state regulators.

Riley focuses a substantial portion of his practice on assisting clients as they prepare for and work through federal and state-specific examinations. This work has included conducting risk assessments, responding to requests for additional information, self-disclosing issues, working with examiners during on-site reviews, challenging examination findings, responding to supervisory letters, and, where appropriate, resolving issues through settlement.

As part of his blockchain practice, Riley has helped a broad range of clients navigate the complex, dynamic and rapidly evolving legal issues facing cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other digital assets. He has worked with all types of clients -- from start-up companies to national banks -- and has handled a broad array of issues, including issues related to federal securities laws and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance.

Riley also frequently represents clients in regulatory compliance matters where he works closely with business, legal, and compliance leaders to identify compliance issues and develop workable solutions. By combining his compliance background and experience with examinations and regulatory enforcement matters, he is able to provide unique, practical insights regarding regulatory expectations and industry practices. As part of his compliance practice, Riley also provides general and targeted compliance training for various industry personnel, including boards of directors, legal and compliance personnel, and line-level employees.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2011
  • Texas, 2013

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Alabama, B.A., 2008

Areas of Practice

  • Auto Finance
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Credit Card Services
  • Examinations and CIDs
  • Fintech
  • Payment Systems
  • Payments
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Small Dollar and Unsecured Consumer Lending
  • State Attorneys General and Regulators

Blogs

Declassified

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

It Pays to Be Covered

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk managers, legal staff, and corporate officers and directors responsible for property and casualty insurance policy portfolios, claims management, and resolution. Our attorneys provide insights based on...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

Underwritten

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions, regulatory actions, ERISA updates, NAIC activity, cybersecurity issues and any other matters that could have an impact on the insurance industry.

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