Overview

Kathryn Puls is an associate in Chapman's Fintech and Payments practice and a member of the Bank Corporate Group and Banking and Financial Services Department. She focuses her practice on counseling state and national banks, financial technology companies, and other financial institutions on legal, regulatory, and commercial issues relating to fintech and the payments industry and negotiating commercial agreements with fintech companies, merchants, financial institutions, payment service providers, card schemes, and other payment system participants.

Kathryn's experience includes advising on matters involving legal and regulatory risks facing fintechs and financial institutions, as well as contract and treasury management matters including commercial credit card and other bank products. Kathryn also advises payment industry participants on program participation, market entry, and product rollouts.

Prior to joining Chapman in 2018, Kathryn practiced in-house for one of the largest US banks. Kathryn's in-house experience includes advising on credit card issuing, payments, treasury products, and regulatory issues facing financial institutions and their clients.

Throughout her career, Kathryn has been active in several pro bono initiatives including veteran benefits and asylum matters. During her studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Kathryn volunteered in the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons clinical program, where she handled a variety of post-conviction legal matters. In addition to her pro bono work, Kathryn collaborates with Chapman's Wellness Partner in overseeing comprehensive wellness initiatives for the firm.

Admitted

Illinois

Wisconsin

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2012

Marquette University, M.A., History, 2007

Marquette University, B.A., History, 2004

We have always been focused on finance.

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