Keesha N. Warmsby

Associate

Columbus
T 614.462.4772
F 614.462.2616

Overview

Keesha Warmsby is a consumer financial services lawyer with a litigation and regulatory practice, primarily representing financial services companies on TCPA,  FDCPA, FCRA, third party vendor oversight and other consumer statutes. She has led multiple 50-state survey projects for Fortune 500 companies concerning state and federal consumer statues and UDAP regulations. Additionally, she has prepared compliance policies and guidelines, including TCPA policies for banks and nonbank lenders, and counseled clients in a supporting capacity concerning CFPB-led enforcement actions. 

Keesha is a co-author of the Mortgage Bankers Association Compliance Essentials Dodd-Frank Section 342 Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide®.

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  • Defends financial institutions and service providers in consumer initiated class actions regarding federal and state consumer protection statutes.
  • Defends mortgage servicers in contested foreclosure actions in multiple jurisdictions.  
  • Defends financial institutions against consumer-related claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, TILA and RESPA.
  • Counsels corporate clients regarding regulatory and compliance risk assessment matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
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Experience

  • Defends financial institutions and service providers in consumer initiated class actions regarding federal and state consumer protection statutes.
  • Defends mortgage servicers in contested foreclosure actions in multiple jurisdictions.  
  • Defends financial institutions against consumer-related claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, TILA and RESPA.
  • Counsels corporate clients regarding regulatory and compliance risk assessment matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assisted publicly traded company in remediation effort during investigation by consumer financial protection bureau. Resulted favorably for client.
  • Counsels financial services institution on federal and state regulatory compliance matters.
  • Defends banks and other financial institutions in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings.
  • Trains financial services compliance officers regarding state and federal lending and consumer statutes.
  • Assisted with creation of policy and procedures for mortgage lenders in order to ensure compliance under Dodd-Frank.
  • Assisted auto lender with state licensing issues across the country.
  • Acts as compliance counsel for mortgage and auto lenders, drafting policy procedures to ensure Dodd-Frank compliance.
  • Provides state licensing counsel to automobile and mortgage lenders nationwide.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association: Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • Columbus Bar Association
    • Financial Services Committee: Co-Chair
    • Barrister Leadership Program: Graduate (2012)
  • John Mercer Langston Bar Association
    • Professional Development Committee: Co-Chair (2012 to 2013)
  • American Inns of Court, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn

Community

  • YWCA
    • Central Ohio Endowment: Board Member 
    • Chase Gen-Y Leadership: Graduate (2013)
  • Vineyard Legal Clinic

Prior Positions

  • Bricker & Eckler: Associate (2012 to 2015)
  • Franklin County Common Pleas Court: Staff Attorney (2011 to 2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, 2010; Merit Scholar (2008 to 2010); Chief Justice, Moot Court; Order of the Barristers; 1st Place Winner, Burke E. Smith Trial Competition; 1st Place Anthony J. Celebrezze Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • B.A., Business Administration, Kennesaw State University, summa cum laude, Golden Key National Honor Society

Blog

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Financial Services Blog
Cordray to Resign as CFPB Director
November 16, 2017
In an email to CFPB staff on Wednesday, Director Richard Cordray announced that he will resign by the end of November. Although it is rumored that Director Cordray will run for governor of Ohio, he did not specify his future plans in the...
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Financial Services Blog
Second Circuit: Secured Lender Not Entitled to a Make Whole Premium in “Cramdown” Restructuring, But May Be Entitled to Higher Interest Rate
October 31, 2017
On October 20, in Matter of M.P.M. Silicones, L.L.C. (“M.P.M. Silicones”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that secured noteholders were not entitled to an approximately $200 million make-whole premium when...
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Financial Services Blog
SEC Advisory Committee To Discuss Implications of Blockchain for Securities Markets – No Action Imminent
October 2, 2017
Blockchain technology has made the agenda for the October 12, 2017 meeting of the SEC’s Investment Advisory Committee, the SEC announced on September 22, 2017. The Committee will be hosting a two-hour panel discussion among industry...
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Financial Services Blog
CFPB alleges disparate treatment in Amex’s US territories’ credit and collection practices
September 26, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a Consent Order addressing alleged disparate treatment by banks in overseas territories of the United States. The Consent Order illuminates the CFPB’s approach to disparate...
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Financial Services Blog
Second Circuit Dismisses FACTA Class Action Under Spokeo
September 21, 2017
The Second Circuit’s Sept. 19, 2017 decision in Katz v. The Donna Karan Company, LLC, et al., Dkt. No. 15-464, has potentially provided a new road map to defeating class actions alleging statutory damages for bare procedural violations...
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