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Michael C. Tomkies - Columbus, OH

2750 Huntington Center41 South High Street Columbus, OH 43215

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Updated: 09/14/2023

Columbus Financial Services Lawyer

About Michael C. Tomkies

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Banking and Consumer-Related Regulation
  • Consumer Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Payments
  • Debt Collection Regulation
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Licensing and Charter Applications
  • Litigation Support
  • Mortgages
  • Ohio and Multistate Compliance
  • Regulatory Relations
  • Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Other Transactional, Regulatory, Legislative and Compliance-Related Matters

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986
  • District of Columbia, 1988

Other Affiliations

  • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law (Member, Governing Committee)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee (Vice Chair, Retail Banking and Consumer Law (former))
  • American Bar Association (Member, Banking Law Committee)
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (Chair, Federal Preemption and Federalism Subcommittee (former))
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (Co-Chair, Preemption Task Force (former))
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (Vice-Chair, Publications Subcommittee (former))
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)
  • Columbus Bar Association (Member)
  • Conference on Consumer Finance Law (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Virtual Currency: What is it? Where is it going?, National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators Consumer Services/Examiner School, 2015
  • Speaker, The New Regulatory Environment: What Healthcare Providers May Not Know About Consumer Credit Law And How it Can Hurt Them, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Compliance Webinar, - 2013
  • Roundtable, People to Know in Banking and Finance, Columbus Business First, - 2013
  • Speaker, The Banking Law Institute and Executive Enterprises Institute, Payment Card Institute: Solicitation DOs and DON'Ts Workshops (various)
  • Will States Succeed in Watering Down National Banks' Preemption Rights, Co-Sponsor, American Bar Association, Spring Meeting of the Section of Business Law, - 2007
  • Co-Chair, Bank Charters and Preemption Challenges: Where Do We Go From Here?, American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Winter Meeting, - 2003
  • Co-Chair, It's A Small World After All: Consumer Financial Services In A Global Economy, American Bar Association Spring Meeting of the Section of Business Law, - 2000
  • Chair, Interstate Telemarketing and Debt Collection, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, - 1994
  • Speaker, American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (various)
  • Speaker, American Financial Services Association, Law Committee, Payment Devices and Retail Banking Subcommittee, Counsel
  • Speaker, American Financial Services Association, State & Government Relations Committee (various)
  • Speaker, Business Without Borders: The Impact of NAFTA on the Industry and Regulators, American Financial Services Association, Administrators/Industry Program, - 1994
  • Speaker, Merchants Research Council (various)
  • Speaker, Credit Card Bank Compliance Association (various)
  • Speaker, Columbus Bar Association, Financial Institutions Committee (various)
  • Speaker, North American Free Trade Agreement: Financial Services, Ohio CLE Institute
  • Speaker, Interstate Banking, Banking Law Institute
  • Speaker, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • ABA National Institute on Consumer Financial Services, - 2013

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    J.D., 1986
    Law Journal: Harvard Journal on Legislation, Editor; Comments Editor, 1983 - 1986
  • Hampden-Sydney College
    B.A., 1983
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Honors: President's Award for Excellence, Social Sciences
    Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon
    Honors: Phi Sigma Iota
    Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Co-author, Are Cryptocurrencies on Their Way to Becoming a Trusted Payment Alternative?, 38 BANKING & FIN. SERV. REP. 1, January 2019
  • Co-author, Navigating TCPA Litigation, CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW REPORT, Oct. 29, 2019
  • Co-author, California Enacts Consumer Privacy Act: Will Other States Follow?, CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW REPORT, Oct. 2, 2018
  • Co-author, Virtual Currency: A Commodity, Property, Security, or Payment Substitute?, 37 BANKING & FIN. SERV. REP. 1, July 2018
  • Co-author, Madden v. Midland Funding: The Fall Out, CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW REPORT, May 2, 2017
  • Co-author, Stop the Madden Madness, LAW 360, Nov. 25, 2015
  • Defining the Scope of Federal Preemption: State Farm, Exclusive Agents and Other Emerging Issues, 64 BUS. LAW 605, 2009
  • Regulating the Subprime Market: Finding the Right Balance, 17 BUS. LAW. Today 21, Jul/Aug, 2008
  • Preemption and Federalism Developments: Watters Under the Bridge, 63 BUS. LAW. 703, 2008
  • Mired in the Process?: The Future of State Bank Preemption, 62 BUS. LAW. 713, 2007
  • Editorial panel, The American Bar Association Guide to Credit & Bankruptcy, January, 2006
  • Developments in the Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services, 50 BUS. LAW. 1093, 1995
  • Developments Regarding Interstate Lending and Non-Usury Theories Attacking Loan Charges, 48 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 38, 1994
  • Developments in the Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services: Location, Fees and Common Law, 49 BUS. LAW. 1325, 1994
  • Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services: Credit Card Issuers Win Decisions in Greenwood Trust and Related Cases, 48 BUS. LAW. 1097, 1993
  • Interstate Consumer Credit Transactions: Card Issuers Win Fee exhortation Cases, 47 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 105, 1993
  • Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services: Greenwood Trust Decision Rendered, 47 BUS. LAW. 1251, 1992
  • Interstate Consumer Credit Transactions: Greenwood Trust and Other Developments, 46 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 50, 1992
  • Developments in the Interstate Delivery of Consumer Financial Services, 46 BUS. LAW. 1223, 1991
  • Interstate Consumer Credit Transactions: Recent Developments, 43 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 152, 1989

Office Information

Address

2750 Huntington Center41 South High Street Columbus, OH 43215

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Michael C. Tomkies

Included on the 2024 Ohio list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael C. Tomkies on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • People to Know in Banking and Finance, Columbus Business First, 2013
  • Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers 2019 to 2023
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Named in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2024 for exceptional work in Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Top Columbus Attorney, Columbus Monthly, 2021

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