Lawrence Kaplan is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of law in the International Transactions Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. Based in Washington, DC, he chairs the bank regulatory practice group at Paul Hastings and has extensive experience advising clients through federal and state regulatory issues associated with the provision of financial services through technology and with consumer finance requirements.

Kaplan has more than 35 years of legal practice, initially in the federal government and then for more than 25 years in private practice, advising financial institutions from formation through exit, be it voluntary or involuntary through government seizure. He also advises clients with respect to anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance as well as data security and privacy matters. 

Kaplan regularly advises clients with respect to digital assets and compliance with government requirements being imposed on this emerging asset class. In addition, he advises clients about the requirements imposed by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including issues under the Volcker Rule, as well as proposed reforms to financial services laws.