Nessa Feddis

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Nessa Feddis is vice president and senior counsel to the American Bankers Association’s Government Relations Division. She focuses on consumer banking, fraud, and payment system issues both in the federal legislative and regulatory arenas. Her responsibilities include relaying ABA’s position on such issues to Congress and government agencies and educating bankers on new laws and regulations. She has testified before Congress on behalf of the banking industry. In recent years, she has been involved with regulatory and legislative matters relating to and consumer credit, credit and debit cards, privacy, deposit accounts, payments systems, emerging electronic payment systems, and credit card and check fraud. She received her law degree from Catholic University and is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar. She is also a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and former Chair of the Subcommittee on Electronic Fund Transfers of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. Her articles discussing regulatory and legislative developments in consumer banking matters have appeared in ABA Banking Journal and ABA Bank Compliance.[1]

Record and Controversy

Frontline interview

In the Frontline documentary, The Card Game, Feddis is interviewed[2]. When asked about the arrogance of the banking industry, she replied:

"Well, once Congress and the regulators identified the problems, they've addressed it, and the industry is moving on. End of story.

Contact Details

American Bankers Association 1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 1-800-BANKERS Website:

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Feddis bio from Speaker Biographies, National Conference of State Legislators, 2009 conference.
  2. Interview: Nessa Feddis, Frontline, THE CARD GAME, Sept. 15, 2009

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