Jan Lynn Owen
Senior Advisor
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Jan Owen is a senior advisor 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, 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 finanical institutions, fintech startups, cannabis owner and operators, and technology companies.

Prior to joining Manatt, Jan was the longstanding Commissioner of California’s Department of Business Oversight (from 2013 to 2019), the state’s financial regulator. She regulaly counsels her clients on strategic approaches in response to DBO and other regulators’ inquiries and investigations, and can appear in front of the DBO on her clients’ behalf.

Prior to that, she served as commissioner of the California Department of Corporations, and was honored to serve as first DBO commissioner when the Department was established in 2013. 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.

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