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Leslie Bender

Senior Counsel

Eversheds Sutherland

Leslie Bender counsels financial services and healthcare clients on a broad range of privacy, data security, and consumer financial protection laws.

She provides counsel on matters including privacy, consumer financial protection, HIPAA, data security, labor and employment, litigation, contracts, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, government affairs, regulatory relations, and change and project management. Leslie has more than two decades of experience in privacy and consumer financial protection and related regulatory relations before various federal and state regulators.

In addition, Leslie has more than 30 years of experience working with financial institutions, collection agencies, and as a compliance consultant and trainer for hospitals. Recognized as a national authority on information privacy and security law, she was one of the first privacy officers accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional. She is both a credentialed privacy officer, a CIPP/US, and a credentialed credit/collection professional, IFCCE (International Fellowship of Credit and Collections Executives).

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Leslie served as the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel for BCA Financial Services, Inc. Before that, she was general counsel and vice president of government affairs at ARS National Services in Escondido, California.

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