Patrick Eagan-Van Meter is an associate in Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group and a member of the Consumer Financial Services Team. Patrick brings more than seven years of experience at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Division of Financial Practices to clients affected by the myriad consumer finance statutes and regulations. While at the FTC serving in the Financial Technology (FinTech) Group, Patrick gained valuable insight into the agency’s inner workings. He investigated FinTech products related to mobile payments, blockchain, and consumer and small business lending for consumer protection violations. He also identified and investigated violations of the FTC Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and Consumer Leasing Act and managed the FTC’s coordination with the CFPB in compliance with the Dodd–Frank Act.
Patrick received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a senior staff member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. He received a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Claremont McKenna College, where he was a Henry J. Kravis Leadership Fellow.