Stinson Welcomes FinTech and Payments Partner Heidi Wicker to DC Office
Stinson LLP is proud to welcome Partner Heidi S. Wicker to the firm’s Washington, DC office. Wicker will join the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Division as a FinTech and Payments partner. Joining the firm alongside Wicker is associate attorney Audrey Carroll.
Wicker brings two decades of highly specialized legal and regulatory experience advising financial institutions, financial service companies, and technology companies on emerging products and services. She represents companies providing online and offline electronic and mobile payment services, money service businesses, national and multi-national retailers, and payment processors regarding critical legal issues affecting their businesses.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Heidi to our firm,” Stinson Managing Partner Allison Murdock said. “Heidi brings top-tier, national experience in FinTech, which will bolster the depth of service we provide to our clients and help to scale our services. Our entire team can’t wait to start working with her.”
Wicker’s practice covers a broad range of areas, including emerging federal and state legislation, regulatory developments, compliance matters, banking, financial technology, and payments law matters. She has a diverse client base, including financial institutions and their service providers, money transmitters/money services businesses, technology companies, and e-commerce marketplaces. Her immense depth of industry knowledge provides invaluable insight to companies concerning legal issues related to structuring agreements with financial institutions, third parties, or FinTech companies.
“Stinson has long been on my radar with its longstanding reputation in the banking and financial services industries and commitment to providing a high level of client service. Joining such a respected and dynamic firm was an easy decision for me,” Wicker said. “I am confident with this move that we will continue to provide a premier level of service to our clients nationwide and beyond, as well as complementary, expanded capabilities.”
Wicker is an accomplished author, and has work published in The George Washington International Law Review. Additionally, Wicker is a frequent speaker to industry groups on emerging payment systems, financial technology, and legal trends impacting the industry at large. She has presented at the Money Transmitter Regulators’ Association, the Electronic Transactions Association, the West Coast AML Forum and American Conference Institute and Law Seminars. Wicker currently serves as Vice President of Women in Housing and Finance.
Wicker received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. in Journalism from The George Washington University. She is a member of the District of Columbia and New York State Bars.
Carroll focuses her practice on guiding clients through complex matters in the areas of financial services, payments systems and vital currency. She assists financial institutions and FinTech companies, including money transmitters, prepaid card issuers and online marketplace providers, in addressing regulatory and contractual matters. Carroll received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. in Economics and Political Science, with a minor in Agricultural and Natural Resource Law, from the University of Florida. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.
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