Elizabeth Yen
Elizabeth C. Yen
Building One, Unit 7, Third Floor
85 Willow Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Fax: 203.776.1922
Professional Experience

Elizabeth is a partner in the firm's Connecticut office and has been representing consumer financial services providers for over 30 years. She assists financial services providers with federal and Connecticut regulatory compliance and consumer protection matters, including those that affect deposit-taking, lending, leasing, loan production offices, and branching. Elizabeth's representative clients include regional and national bank holding companies, banks, and nonbank lenders, which Elizabeth counsels with regard to licensing requirements, development of new loan, deposit, and other programs, documentation, marketing, litigation, and other matters.

Fellow and Regent, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

Member, Conference on Consumer Finance Law

Member, Connecticut Judicial Branch's Judicial Information Policy Committee, 2006-2008

Past Chair, Truth in Lending Subcommittee, American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee, 1997-2001

Past Chair, Advisory Committee (2012-2019) and regular contributor to the Connecticut Lawyer (a publication of the Connecticut Bar Association)

Executive Committee member, Consumer Law (chair, 1984-1987) and Financial Institutions sections, Connecticut Bar Association

Treasurer, Connecticut Bar Association, 1999-2000

Past Director, Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, 1999-2000

Past Chair, Connecticut Bar Association Committee on Publications, 1993-1997

Past Director and Vice President, Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut, 1992-1997

Member, Connecticut Law Revision Commission Banking Advisory Committee, 1994

  • "Fair Lending Developments and Trends: An Update for Mortgage Lenders, Bankers, and Attorneys," Lorman Education Services teleconference, July 2019, December 2017, July 2010 and July 2006
  • "Recent Connecticut and federal changes to regulatory compliance requirements," Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut seminar, November 2017
  • "Treating Consumers Right: Issues and Best Practices in Selling Solar Ownership to Retail Customers," PV America conference, March 2015
  • "Commercial and real estate loan documentation in Connecticut," Lorman Education Services seminars, November 2008 and March and April 2007
  • "Avoiding Enforceability Issues in Consumer Contracts," American Bar Association, Business Law Section continuing legal education teleconference, August 2005, based on Yen, "Rent A Car, Rent A Spy," Business Law Today (American Bar Association), vol. 14, no. 6 (July/August 2005)
  • "Current Lending Compliance Issues: An Update for Lending Officers, Loan Brokers, Bankers and Attorneys in Connecticut," Lorman Education Services seminar, August 2003
  • Mortgage servicing regulatory compliance issues, Servicing Management Forum conference, May 2002
  • Commercial loan compliance issues, Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut seminar, July 2001
  • Federal Trade Commission and Department of Commerce Public Workshop on ESIGN (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act), April 2001
  • Truth in Lending seminar sponsored by The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, in conjunction with CARLAW® and HouseLaw®, March 2000
  • Homeowners Protection Act of 1998 (private mortgage insurance cancellation) compliance issues, seminar co-sponsored by the Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut and Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association; America's Community Bankers® Advanced Loan Servicing continuing education program; May and June 1999
  • Program chair, American Bar Association annual meeting program on current Truth in Lending developments, August 1996
  • RESPA compliance issues, Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut seminars, 1996 and 1997
  • "Truth in Lending and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act developments, and trends in Truth in Lending litigation," Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut quarterly membership meetings, 1995 and 1996
  • Principal speaker, Connecticut Bankers Association, Truth in Savings seminars, May and October 1992

Connecticut Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code - Forms and Practice Manual (Data Trace Publishing Company © 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011), co-authored with Edward Weiss and Thomas Welsh

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980

Yale University, B.A. in French and German Literature, cum laude, 1976

Connecticut, 1980

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1980