Justin Balser, an experienced litigator and compliance attorney, has joined Troutman Pepper’s nationally recognized Consumer Financial Services Practice Group as a partner. Balser joins from Akerman where he was managing partner of the firm’s Denver office. He previously served as legal counsel and advisor to senior management at Lehman Brothers’ mortgage subsidiary, Aurora Loan

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses can

Earlier this month, we reported on two Senate privacy bills reintroduced from last year’s legislative session. These reintroductions are part of a broader wave of federal privacy bills, none of which are making meaningful progress toward becoming law. While the prospect of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the near term remains unlikely, a recent

Earlier this summer, Minnesota extended many of its collection agency requirements to debt buyers through the enactment of H. F. No. 6. As of January 1, 2022, debt buyers will need to hold a collection agency license or have a licensing application filed with the Minnesota Department of Commerce (Department) in order to “engage[]

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools that businesses can

On Thursday, September 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its opinion in Lindenbaum v. Realgy LLC, reversing a district court opinion that found the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was unconstitutional from 2015 to 2020. Specifically, the Sixth Circuit found that the government-backed debt exemption — added to the TCPA

This July, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved a final draft of the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA). The ULC is a nonpartisan group, which drafts model laws with the goal of widespread state adoption. One noteworthy example is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which has been adopted to some extent by all 50

On August 27, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the “Agencies”) issued “Conducting Due Diligence on Financial Technology Companies: A Guide for Community Banks.” While the guide is primarily intended to help community banks assess risks

In Wadsworth v. Kross, Liberman & Stone, Inc., the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s entry of summary judgment for the plaintiff in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) case and remanded the case with instructions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. In its holding, the court emphasized that in

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Pepper attorney Ron Raether will be presenting during the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in California. This conference features two full days of panel discussions by leading cyber experts who will share their insights on hot topics, trends, and cybersecurity concerns. Ron