Debra Lewis, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Banking & Financial Services Practice, is quoted in a Birmingham Business Journal article from October 18, 2019. The article, “How Birmingham banks have prepared for a slowdown” discusses how the Federal Reserve’s cut on interest rates, and growing trade concerns, is leading to the talks of an economic slowdown.
Debra, drawing on her extensive experience working with financial institutions, comments on the impact higher regulations have not only on banks, but the consumers as well. She also notes that attention has to be paid to the capital requirements for banking institutions. Debra is a member of Balch’s executive committee and is the firm’s retention and engagement officer. She has served as program chair for the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and is a current a member of the ABA’s Consumer Financial Services Committee and the Trust Indentures & Indenture Trustees Committee. Additionally, she has served in multiple leadership roles in the National Association of Bond Lawyers, including as co-chair of its Municipal Finance Committee. Debra is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for her experience in Banking and Financial Law.