National Advisor – Emeritus
Manatt Financial Services
Jan Owen is a national advisor – emeritus in the Manatt Financial Services group, and is based in the Sacramento office.
Her practice includes a wide range of oversight work including accountancy, assets recovery, auditing, banking, benefits administration, corporate governance counseling, strategic planning, public policy review and analysis, regulatory representation, budget preparation and financial reporting. With her deep understanding of regulatory issues, Jan provides innovative, practical and commonsense solutions. Her clients include major banks and consumer financial institutions, fintech startups, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, cannabis owners and operators, and technology companies.
Prior to joining Manatt, Jan was the first and longstanding Commissioner of California’s Department of Business Oversight (from 2013 to 2019), now known as the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), the state’s financial regulator. She regularly counsels her clients on strategic approaches in response to DFPI and other financial services regulatory inquiries and investigations, and can appear in front all state and federal regulators on her clients’ behalf.
Prior to that, she served as Commissioner of the California Department of Corporations. Before serving in these significant public roles, Jan worked at a leading investment banking firm, one of the world’s leading consumer products companies, and at her own consulting firm.
Jan is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to regulatory and consumer protection developments for California and other states nationwide. She has been extensively quoted by national publications such as American Banker and Bloomberg Law.