Roberta Torian

Reed Smith LLP

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Arch Street 1717
Philadelphia 19103 PA US

Roberta G. Torian is a partner in Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. Roberta is one of the most experienced bank regulatory and consumer compliance lawyers in the country, having many years of in-house service at PNC, Mellon and Advanta.

Her practice focuses on banking law specialties such as OFAC/Bank Secrecy Act; GLBA; FACT ACT/Privacy; Information sharing; Internet banking; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Electronic Banking; credit card law; cash management and merchant bank processing; deposit account products; and advanced payment systems.

Roberta is currently supporting Reed Smith’s financial services litigators with substantive banking law analysis, and she works with the IP, Tech & Data team on privacy issues in the financial industry. Roberta is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee and was the Fixed Share Partner Observer in 2015.

Education :

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., Stone Moot Court Competition: Winner, Best Speaker, Best Overall Legal Writing Instructor
  • Howard University, B.A., cum laude

Professional Admissions & Qualifications : Pennsylvania

Court Admissions :

  • Supreme Court
  • State Supreme Court – Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations :

  • Co-Chair, Deposit Products and Payment Systems Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Chair, International Subcommittee, Consumer Financial Services Committee, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Internet Banking/Electronic Delivery Subcommittee, American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Deposit Account Control Task Force, American Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Legal Affairs Advisory Committee, Pennsylvania Bankers Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association


  • Draft and provide advice on privacy policy and information-sharing practices and implementation strategies to various types of financial institutions, including banks, an insurance company, major retailer, and precious metals dealer. Member of in-house GLBA/AML committees at several banks.
  • Provided advice on Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B compliance for special business assets


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Arch Street 1717
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