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Auto Finance Veteran Bichsel Joins McGlinchey’s National Compliance TeamRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to welcome Jason Bichsel to the firm’s national Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group as a member (partner) associated with the firm’s Cleveland office. Jason has extensive in-house legal experience, having most recently worked for five years as Corporate Counsel at BMW Financial Services.
“Jason’s deep knowledge in the area of auto finance, informed by his years of industry experience, will benefit our clients tremendously,” said Mark Edelman, chair of McGlinchey’s Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice. “We look forward to adding his valuable perspective and pragmatic approach to our team of compliance attorneys serving clients nationwide.”
Jason’s practice focuses primarily on interpreting the myriad and varied state laws presenting compliance challenges to auto manufacturers’ captive finance companies, particularly in emerging business areas involving vehicle mobility services, vehicle subscriptions, short-term leasing, and car and ride-sharing. He has experience identifying the competitive and reputational concerns that threaten to derail these businesses before they find solid ground. Jason also helps clients with compliance management and federal regulatory enforcement issues, and has a unique appreciation of the way state dealer franchise laws and financial services licensing impact the business decisions of captive finance companies.
Jason’s experience extends beyond the auto finance industry, as he also advises banks, finance companies, online lenders, and other private companies on issues ranging from credit furnishing to data privacy. He excels at integrating his professional experience with innovative legal thinking to help guide and shape new products.
“I chose to join McGlinchey because I’ve worked with this group of lawyers in a variety of contexts,” Jason said. “I respect their work, and what’s more, I genuinely like them and look forward to working with this team. Their deep commitment of service to the financial services industry paired with the firm’s national scope attracted me to McGlinchey.”
Prior to working in BMW Group’s legal department, he was a business litigation associate at Thompson Hine LLP and consumer financial services associate at Akerman LLP.
Jason holds a law degree from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree at Ohio University.