Jean Veta, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, is described by Chambers USA as “one of the premier banking and financial regulatory enforcement litigators in the country” and is ranked first in Chambers USA's Band 1 for Banking Enforcement and Investigations. She defends financial institutions and their officers and directors in civil and regulatory enforcement matters, government investigations, internal corporate investigations, and congressional investigations. Ms. Veta represents clients on the full range of UDAAP and other consumer compliance issues, fair lending, anti-money laundering, safety and soundness issues, and securities issues, as well as FIRREA and False Claims Act investigations. She regularly handles matters before the CFPB and other federal bank regulators, the Department of Justice, SEC, FTC, and other enforcement agencies. One client said, “[s]he brought a discipline and toughness that was necessary in dealing with private litigants and was very experienced at dealing with government litigants.” Based on her success in defending IndyMac Bank’s former CEO, Ms. Veta was named Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer.