Burnett Joins Jaffe's Electronic Payments Practice Group (Tuesday, August 21, 2018)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., August 21, 2018 - Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, a leading Michigan business law firm, recently hired Patrick M. Burnett as a partner in the firm's Electronic Payments Practice Group. In his new position, Burnett deepens and expands Jaffe's payments group practice expertise to include anti-money laundering, money transmitter, prepaid debit and payroll card, and card issuing issues.

Burnett has extensive in-house counsel experience with two of the largest card payment acquirers, one of the largest MasterCard issuers and a money transmitter. He has deep experience in state, federal, and card brand regulatory compliance and on negotiating and drafting ISO and bank sponsorship agreements. He is also a frequent presenter at industry conferences on payment legal issues.

Before joining Jaffe, Burnett served in roles of increasing responsibility at Comdata Inc. in Brentwood, Tenn., most recently serving as vice president and senior counsel. Burnett also served as vice president and counsel at Fifth Third Processing Solutions in Cincinnati and as contract manager at National Processing Co., LLC in Louisville.

Burnett earned a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, a master of business administration degree with distinction and concentration in entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and humanities with concentration in modern culture from the University of Louisville.