Helped owners, investors, lenders and financial-services providers address the enforcement priorities of federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). We conduct comprehensive due diligence to ensure that businesses are duly licensed and registered and follow standard practices for the sale of recreational and/or medical marijuana. We also monitor business activities and public sources to identify suspicious activity or other red flags.
Joann NeedlemanJoann Needleman Clark Hill
Joann Needleman leads the firm’s financial services regulatory and compliance practice and advises banks, financial institutions, and financial services entities on regulatory compliance matters.
Joann prepares and represents these same financial institutions during state and federal supervisory examinations and regulatory investigations before agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) as well as state financial services regulators and attorneys general.
A former member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Consumer Advisory Board, Joann provides her clients with useful strategies and common-sense solutions in order to prepare for areas of regulatory scrutiny.
Joann is the host of the podcast "Credit Ecosystem to Go: Curbside Thought Leadership for Financial Services." Listen to recent episodes here.
Joann Needleman has been recognized by the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, for her extraordinary pro bono work that enabled the county’s Credit Card Pilot Program to get off the ground. The Credit Card Pilot Program was initiated to create better consumer participation in debt collection cases filed with the Court. The idea was to devote specific days where volunteer lawyers would be available to assist pro se consumers who have been sued for unpaid accounts like credits cards, auto loans, and consumer lines of credit.