We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders partners David Anthony, Cindy Hanson, Ron Raether, and Tim St. George will be featured panelists at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (“NAPBS”) 2018 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference to be held April 15-17, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia.
David, Cindy and Tim will speak on a panel entitled, “Increasing Litigation Against Wholesalers: What it Means for the Industry as a Whole, How to Prepare and Defense Strategies.” An increasing number of lawsuits are being filed nationwide against public records vendors and “wholesalers” of information, claiming that the transmission of public records renders the company a consumer reporting agency for purposes of application of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These cases raise unique issues and potential defenses, as well as issues of insurance coverage. Moreover, such claims also raise related concerns for background screening companies. This session explores those issues and how best to prepare for such a lawsuit.
Ron will speak on a panel entitled, “Driving Records: Putting Your Compliance in Gear.” Employment screening companies offering driving records must navigate both the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Drivers Privacy Protection Act. With litigation under the DPPA increasing, this presentation offers a check under the hood for compliance with both of these laws and a chance to tune up compliance.
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.