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
Mulvaney Issues Report Outlining Proposals to Reform CFPB
By Ruth E. Hartman
April 17, 2018
Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its semiannual report (the “Report”) to the President and Congress. In the Report, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney proposes to significantly reform the CFPB’s...
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Financial Services Blog
Tax Reform's Impact on Financing Strategies
By Elyssa S. Kates
April 4, 2018
As more of the dust settles after the December 2017 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, P.L. 115-97, borrowers and lenders alike are reconsidering their future financing strategies. One of the more significant changes in the tax law is...
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Financial Services Blog
Banks, Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Institutions Face May 11 Deadline To Comply with FinCEN's Customer Due Diligence Rule
By Andrew W. Reich
April 2, 2018
Six years after the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) originally proposed its Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rule, the deadline for financial institutions to comply draws near. Banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds and futures...
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Financial Services Blog
D.C. Circuit Overturns Parts of the FCC’s Expansive Interpretation of the TCPA
March 29, 2018
On March 16, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a long-anticipated decision that vacated in part, and affirmed in part, portions of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) July 10, 2015...
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Financial Services Blog
D.C. Circuit Overturns Parts of the FCC's Expansive Interpretation of the TCPA
By Matthew K. Cowherd
March 29, 2018
On March 16, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a long-anticipated decision that vacated in part, and affirmed in part, portions of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) ...
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