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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Craig Nazzaro

Craig Nazzaro

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
craig.nazzaro@nelsonmullins.com

Craig Nazzaro advises a variety of entities on all regulatory and compliance issues that impact the financial services industry including banks, non-bank lenders, servicers, investors, third party payment processors, and debt collectors. He also defends clients against charges of liability and regulatory violations.

Craig’s prior experience includes serving as a vice president and assistant general counsel...

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Craig Nazzaro advises a variety of entities on all regulatory and compliance issues that impact the financial services industry including banks, non-bank lenders, servicers, investors, third party payment processors, and debt collectors. He also defends clients against charges of liability and regulatory violations.

Craig’s prior experience includes serving as a vice president and assistant general counsel with J.P. Morgan Chase, where he managed and coordinated a team of over 20 senior legal officers and attorneys in responding to and resolving consumer lending issues presented by state attorneys generals, Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, state banking departments, and Congressional inquiries. He also served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Chemical Bank, a $23 billion bank headquartered in Michigan from 2018 until 2019 when Chemical Bank merged with TCF National Bank.

Craig brings an in-house counsel mindset to all his client matters, and he approaches each matter from a business perspective. 

Craig Nazzaro

with J.P. Morgan Chase, where he managed and coordinated a team of over 20 senior legal officers and attorneys in responding to and resolving consumer lending issues presented by state attorneys generals, Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, state banking departments, and Congressional inquiries. He also served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Chemical Bank, a $23 billion bank headquartered in Michigan from 2018 until 2019 when Chemical Bank merged with TCF National Bank.

Craig brings an in-house counsel mindset to all his client matters, and he approaches each matter from a business perspective. 

Craig Nazzaro advises a variety of entities on all regulatory and compliance issues that impact the financial services industry including banks, non-bank lenders, servicers, investors, third party payment processors, and debt collectors. He also defends clients against charges of liability and regulatory violations.

Craig’s prior experience includes serving as a vice president and assistant general counsel... with J.P. Morgan Chase, where he managed and coordinated a team of over 20 senior legal officers and attorneys in responding to and resolving consumer lending issues presented by state attorneys generals, Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, state banking departments, and Congressional inquiries. He also served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Chemical Bank, a $23 billion bank headquartered in Michigan from 2018 until 2019 when Chemical Bank merged with TCF National Bank.

Craig brings an in-house counsel mindset to all his client matters, and he approaches each matter from a business perspective. 

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters

Craig routinely advises clients on issues relating to:

  • Payments, card networks and prepaid cards
  • Build and deployment of Compliance Management Systems (CMS)
  • All applicable federal lending laws, including TILA, TCPA, ECOA, NFIP, RESPA, FDCPA, SCRA, FCRA, HMDA, GLBA, EFTA, ESIGN, UETA, MLA, Credit Card Act, Regulation E, PCI DSS and Dodd-Frank
  • OCC, FRB, FDIC, CFPB Supervision and Enforcement
  • State laws and regulations applicable to the financial services industry
  • Build and deployment of Fair Lending programs  
  • ADA Title III compliance
  • BSA/AML/OFAC/KYC compliance
  • Product, Line of Business and Enterprise wide Risk Assessments

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, JD (2003)
  • American University, BA, Mass Communications, Minor in Physics (2000)

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Not Admitted in Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

  • Law 360 Banking Editorial Advisory Board (2018, 2019)
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