Vedder Price

Mark C. Svalina

Associate

Mr. Svalina advises banks, credit unions and FinTech companies on significant corporate transactions.

He focuses his practice on representation of financial institutions and their officers, directors and shareholders/members in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory and compliance matters.

Mr. Svalina routinely represents clients with respect to various regulatory matters, including advising clients with respect to internal investigations, preparing for regulatory exams and responding to enforcement actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and state regulators. In addition, Mr. Svalina regularly advises clients on new product and service rollout and compliance with various federal and state banking and consumer finance statutes, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP)/Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP), Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and state licensing and usury statutes.

Mr. Svalina also counsels clients on various privacy and data security issues. He has assisted clients in the development and implementation of data incident response plans, drafted and reviewed data privacy and security policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state privacy-related laws and regulations, assisted clients with privacy risk assessments, provided board counseling and employee training, and counseled clients through various data incidents.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Svalina worked in the Asset Management Group at PNC Bank and as a legal fellow to the Honorable Chief Judge Frank J. Bailey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Svalina obtained his LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law from Boston University School of Law, where he was first in his class and was awarded the Dennis S. Aronowitz Award for Academic Excellence in Banking and Financial Law. While in law school, Mr. Svalina served as a law clerk in the National Railway Equipment General Counsel’s Office, assisting with general corporate matters and regulatory compliance. He also served as a law clerk for a well-respected bankruptcy firm, assisting companies in structuring, workouts and foreclosures. In recognition of his contributions to the firm, he was awarded the Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy by the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mark C. Svalina

Associate

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 2015, Dennis S. Aronowitz Award for Academic Excellence in Banking and Financial Law
  • Valparaiso University, M.B.A., 2015, with distinction
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 2010

Mark C. Svalina

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2016
  • Massachusetts, 2015
  • New York, 2015
  • South Carolina, 2014

Affiliations

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Mark C. Svalina

Associate

Mark C. Svalina

Associate

Blogs

Mr. Svalina contributes to our The 21st Century Banker blog. To view it, please click here.