John V. Levonick is a mortgage banking and financial services attorney who focuses on regulatory compliance and emerging technology. With nearly 20 years of legal experience, John works with primary and secondary market financial services firms, technology and service providers, and federal and state regulatory authorities to define, translate, and build business infrastructure around regulatory obligations.
John worked for more than 17 years as in-house counsel at technology, consulting, auditing, and mortgage lending firms, in roles that included general counsel, chief compliance officer, and senior regulatory counsel. With a background in cloud computing and IT governance, John guides mortgage banking and other financial services firms effectively through the ongoing evolution of IT infrastructure regulation as the federal and state governments implement emerging cybersecurity and privacy laws.
John’s experience enables him to address the latest emerging issues—such as consumer debt as a digital asset and federal and state cybersecurity regulation and enforcement. He handles all aspects of mortgage and consumer lending asset origination and servicing, as well as loan purchase and sale transactions, due diligence/third-party review, and loan level reviews. John advises originators, creditors, servicers, investors, and service and technology providers on vendor management and application configuration, licensing, and service agreements, as well as federal and state examinations. He advises on the risk associated with leveraging emerging technologies and the public cloud, and audits third-party service provider technology for content sufficiency and accuracy.
John has specific financial services technology experience with cloud computing, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, dApps, blockchain/DLT, convertible virtual currencies, digital assets including digital securities, digital asset exchanges, payment systems, business intelligence, and analytics.
John has handled matters involving the following government agencies: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); Securities and Exchange Commission/FinHUB, Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, National Credit Union Administration, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Housing and Urban Development, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Federal Housing Administration, Treasury/FinCEN, and various state regulators.