Suzanne Garwood focuses her practice on state and federal law relating to consumer credit and
financial services. She has assisted mortgage lenders, installment lenders, and banks and thrifts with issues arising
under federal and states laws, including the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit
Opportunity Act and state anti-predatory lending and fair lending laws.
Ms. Garwood represents clients from all aspects of the financial services industry – from credit
counselors to mortgage lenders and credit card issuers. She represents the interests of those clients before
Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other federal banking agencies.
In addition to her consumer credit background, Ms. Garwood is experienced in issues related to
credit unions. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Garwood worked for the National Association of Federal
Credit Unions as the primary liaison to the National Credit Union Administration. Ms. Garwood continues to represent
credit unions in matters relating to field of membership, mergers and other significant regulatory matters.
- Past President of Women in Housing & Finance