Austin advises institutions regarding high-stakes enforcement, litigation and compliance issues. His practice focuses on investigations and enforcement proceedings, class action litigation, internal corporate investigations, transactional diligence, examination support and compliance advice.

Austin advises clients in matters involving compliance with a broad range of statutes and regulations, including those relating to unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices; fair lending; credit reporting; debt collection; consumer disclosures; loan servicing; mortgage lending; and unsecured lending. He defends institutions in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and federal and state bank regulatory authorities. He also has extensive experience advising institutions on compliance and examination issues and defending clients in class action and government enforcement litigation. 

He has assisted clients in matters covering all types of financial services issues, including product development, sales and marketing, pricing and underwriting, credit reporting and servicing activities. Austin also regularly assists institutions with developing and revising compliance and risk management systems.