We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders partners David Anthony, Cindy HansonRon Raether, and Ashley Taylor will be featured panelists at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (“NAPBS”) 2017 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference to be held March 20-21 in Arlington, Virginia. 

In an interview-style format, David will have a conversation with the Honorable John A. Gibney entitled “Judicial InsightsA Conversation With a Federal District Court Judge Regarding the Background Screening Industry and Insights from Background Screening Lawsuits.”  This session will address complex issues in class action and individual lawsuits while also providing an overview of background screening litigation trends. 

David, Cindy, and Ron will hold a panel discussion entitled “Building Better Compliance to Defend Against Inaccuracy Claims: Lessons from Recent Wins.”  This breakout session focuses on recent success stories relating to litigation under Section 1681e(b) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), from both trial and summary judgment win perspectives.  Additionally, the discussion will focus on practical advice for developing compliance management systems to defend against claims in litigation asserting that a defendant did not maintain “reasonable procedures” designed to ensure maximum possible accuracy. 

Ashley will present “The Future of the CFPB: New Agency Structure, New Enforcement Tactics and Joint Enforcement Efforts.”  In this breakout session, Ashley will explore topics related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including potential regulatory developments under the new presidential administration. 

Troutman Sanders’ Financial Services Litigation practice has extensive experience litigating cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  We have served as counsel in more than 1,500 FCRA cases nationwide, including over 100 class actions.  We are called upon by users, furnishers, consumer reporting agencies, and credit reporting agencies to assist in FCRA litigation and compliance issues pertaining to the full spectrum of FCRA-regulated activities, including credit reporting, consumer credit, and insurance transactions.  Troutman Sanders has defended actions under all of the substantive provisions of the FCRA, including every provision of the FCRA addressing the background screening process.  Additionally, Troutman Sanders has a strong tradition in FCRA compliance counseling, including FCRA audits.  We utilize this compliance expertise to strengthen our clients’ regulatory positions, both prior to and subsequent to litigation.