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Judy Carter Newberry

Supervising Partner, Regulatory Compliance—Atlanta
Phone: 404-994-7408
Email: jnewberry@aldridgepite.com
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Judy Newberry is the Supervising Partner for the Regulatory Compliance group. Judy has 30+ years of legal experience in finance, banking, and technology. She counsels clients in the non-banking lending and payment services industries, including online consumer lenders, money transmitters, and bill pay companies. She specializes in advising early-stage innovative lenders on licensing and compliance issues. Specifically, she advises start-ups on long term growth by focusing on business realities while reducing the likelihood of regulatory hurdles and compliance pitfalls. Clients range from private investment, middle-market companies with regional footprints to venture capital backed global APIs. The firm provides audit services that identify operational, compliance, IT, and data privacy risks and provides remediation guidance. Judy advises mortgage companies and banks on onboarding service providers and developing affiliate relationships. She has served on both national and state committees as a legal expert in financial services matters, has held a multitude of leadership positions in financial services industry trade groups, and has spoken at national conferences on topics related to emerging markets and forging alliances between the traditional banking sector and financial services pioneers.


Speaking Engagements

Aldridge Pite Leads Compliance Fun at the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia meeting in Destin, Florida

International Institute for Business Information & Growth (iiBIG) and Cloud Computing Association (CCA), Marketplace Cloud Lending Summit & Expo, Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Marketplace Cloud Lending Space, 1/19/2017 Las Vegas, Nevada

LEND360 National Conference, “Forging Alliances: The Changing Relationship Between Alternative Finance Companies and Banks”, Chicago, Illinois (Oct. 2016);

Moderator, Legal League 100 Servicer Summit, “Merging Markets”, Dallas Texas (Sept. 2016);

Moderator, Legal League 100 Servicer Summit, “Deep Dive: Critical Updates and Determining Best Ways to Streamline Processes, Dallas Texas (Sept. 2016);

Panelist, “Compliance and Risk Management,” 13th Annual USFN Legal Issues in Mortgage Servicing, (July 8, 2016), Chicago, Illinois

Banking and Finance Law, Panelist: “Fair Lending and Other Compliance Issues”

Mortgage Bankers Association of Savannah, “State Licensing Issues and Administrative Actions”

ALTA’s Annual Conference, “CFPB 101”; and The New CFPB Servicing Rules and Concomitant Issues

“TRID: 60 Days Away And Counting”

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS, Atlanta Chapter),” Vegas In Atlanta – Gambling Compliance for AML Professionals,” (November 5, 2015)

















Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1983
Texas, 1994
Georgia, 2001

Education

Jacksonville State University, 1980
Cumberland Law School of Samford University, 1983


Honors & Affiliations

  • Georgia Bankers Association Bank Counsel Board
  • Legal League 100, Compliance & Audit Committee Chair
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia Compliance & Quality Control Committee, Chair
  • United States Foreclosure Network (USFN) Legal Issues Planning Committee


Representative Matters

  • Advised fintech companies on establishing banking and credit union relationships
  • Advised mortgage companies on compliance-related vendor management issues
  • Advised mortgage companies and banks on information and physical security issues related to origination and servicing
  • Advised venture capital backed lenders and money service businesses on conflicts of interest with investors
  • Proposed an established outline for internal audit program for HMDA, AML/BSA, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, FHA, HUD, UDDAP, FCRA, EFTA, FDCPA, Reg P compliance for online consumer lender and community banks.
  • Review of CFPB complaint responses related to servicing, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and/or debt validation requests for multi-state third-party service provider









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