JOEL FEINBERG is the global leader of Sidley’s Banking and Financial Services practice. Joel advises financial services firms in regulatory counseling, public policy, licensing and transactional matters. Joel’s clients include banks and their holding companies, payment networks, money transmitters, prepaid card program managers, payment processors, e-commerce firms and others in the FinTech space. Joel works extensively on payments-related matters, including as relates to funds transmission products, blockchain, mobile payment products and debit and prepaid products. In the counseling aspect of Joel’s practice, he works closely with clients on their most important compliance issues, including in the areas of anti-money laundering and economic sanctions.
Joel is ranked in the 2020 Chambers FinTech guide in the USA Legal: Payments & Lending category. The guide admired Joel for his “‘fantastic’ abilities in acting for a diverse array of major financial institutions and payments networks.” He is also recommended by The Legal 500 in 2016 and 2017 for financial services regulation, which highlights his work in electronic payments and notes that clients describe him as “very smart.” The 2015 edition of Who’s Who Legal also names Joel in the Banking category. Since 2014, he has been recognized as a “Rising Star” for Financial Services Regulatory in the United States by IFLR1000, and was awarded an ILO Client Choice Award for 2012 in the area of Banking (U.S.).