Join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his guest Francis Creighton of the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) for a conversation about recent developments in credit reporting. Chris and Francis discuss the recent CFPB announcement about reporting medical debts on credit bureau reports, as well as the problematic impact on the credit reporting ecosystem caused by credit repair organizations. Francis is president and CEO of the CDIA. He has served in a number of roles in government and in the private sector. Recognized as a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper, Francis has appeared in many national and international media outlets.

Transcript: A Conversation with Francis Creighton of the Consumer Data Industry Association (PDF)

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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.