After nearly six years as a judicial clerk for two different Justices on the Michigan Supreme Court, in 2017 Lauren Brecht joined MetaBank, N.A., a publicly-traded national bank located in Sioux Falls, SD. As senior legal counsel for the bank, Lauren represents the bank’s legal interests when evaluating bank partnerships, consumer lending programs, and product specifications across multiple banking divisions, including direct and indirect consumer lending, commercial financing, tax services, and payments. In this role, Lauren’s expertise is in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance. She is therefore responsible for ensuring that the bank operates within the confines of the law while providing innovative solutions and strategies to optimize the bank’s mission of providing financial inclusion for all.