Please join Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guest and fellow Partner Jeremy Rosenblum as they discuss the current landscape of bank-fintech partnerships, including how bank-fintech partnerships work, the challenges these partnerships face, and new developments in the area. With more than three decades of experience representing the financial services industry, Jeremy focuses his practice on federal and state lending and consumer practices laws, with emphasis on the interplay between federal and state laws, joint ventures between banks and nonbank financial services providers, the development and documentation of new financial services, bank overdraft practices and disclosures, geographic expansion initiatives, and compliance with federal and state consumer protection laws.

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Photo of Jeremy Rosenblum Jeremy Rosenblum

Jeremy focuses his practice on federal and state lending and consumer practices laws, with emphasis on the interplay between federal and state laws, joint ventures between banks and nonbank financial services providers, the development and documentation of new financial services products (especially products…

Jeremy focuses his practice on federal and state lending and consumer practices laws, with emphasis on the interplay between federal and state laws, joint ventures between banks and nonbank financial services providers, the development and documentation of new financial services products (especially products designed to serve the needs of unbanked and under-banked consumers), bank overdraft practices and disclosures, geographic expansion initiatives, and compliance with federal and state consumer protection laws, including statutes prohibiting unfair, deceptive and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP); usury laws; the Truth in Lending Act (TILA); the Electronic Funds Transfer Act; E-SIGN; the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Jeremy regularly interacts with regulators on behalf of industry trade groups. He has drafted a number of amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts on behalf of a number of industry and business trade groups, including the American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Financial Services Roundtable, and the American Financial Services Association.

In addition, Jeremy represents banks, thrifts, and other entities in regulatory diligence matters, charter transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and conversions; asset securitizations; purchases of loan servicing rights; and public offerings and private placements of equity and debt instruments.

Photo of Chris Willis Chris Willis

Chris is the co-leader of the Consumer Financial Services Regulatory practice at the firm. He advises financial services institutions facing state and federal government investigations and examinations, counseling them on compliance issues including UDAP/UDAAP, credit reporting, debt collection, and fair lending, and defending…

Chris is the co-leader of the Consumer Financial Services Regulatory practice at the firm. He advises financial services institutions facing state and federal government investigations and examinations, counseling them on compliance issues including UDAP/UDAAP, credit reporting, debt collection, and fair lending, and defending them in individual and class action lawsuits brought by consumers and enforcement actions brought by government agencies.

Chris also leverages insights from his litigation and enforcement experience to help clients design new products and processes, including machine learning marketing, fraud prevention and underwriting models, product structure, advertising, online application flows, underwriting, and collection and loss mitigation strategies.

Chris brings a highly practical focus to his legal advice, informed by balancing a deep understanding of the business of consumer finance and the practical priorities of federal and state regulatory agencies.

Chris speaks frequently at conferences across the country on consumer financial services law and has been featured in numerous articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington PostAmerican BankerNational Law JournalBNA Bloomberg, and Bank Safety and Soundness Advisor.