Steven I. Zeisel photoSteven I. Zeisel

ACCFSL Past President

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Financial Services Litigation

Steve I. Zeisel passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Steven Zeisel was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Consumer Bankers Association, where he had been employed since 1991. His practice covered a wide range of legal and regulatory issues associated with areas of consumer financial services. Most recently, he had been actively involved in a range of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues, including fair lending, UDAAP, credit cards, retail deposit accounts, and RESPA-TILA reform. He was an author and frequent speaker on issues related to consumer credit regulation, Fair Lending, CRA and Truth in Lending.

Steve was previously Senior Attorney with the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington , DC, where he focused on consumer credit and deposit regulation and the simplification of Truth in Lending’s Regulation Z. From 1985-1991, Steve was retail counsel for Equitable Bank, Baltimore, Maryland, and later Maryland National Bank.

Steve was a founding member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. He was also a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Consumer Financial Services.

Steve received his B.S. from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. He was a member of the Maryland Bar.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Former Co-Chairperson, ABA Predatory Lending Task Force
  • Former Chairperson, ABA, Access to Services and the Privacy Subcommittees
  • Founding Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

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