Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his colleague Consumer Financial Services Partner Lori Sommerfield as they discuss the implications of the recent Illinois federal court decision, dismissing the CFPB’s first-ever redlining case against Townstone Financial, Inc., which alleged that Townstone engaged in redlining practices by discouraging applications under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) through its marketing approach. The court found that ECOA does not extend to prospective applicants.
A seasoned consumer financial services attorney, Lori Sommerfield brings more than two decades of experience in federal government, in-house, and private practice settings. She leverages her deep expertise in fair lending and responsible banking regulatory compliance when routinely counseling clients in consumer financial services supervisory issues, examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions. Lori also comes highly experienced in advising clients on compliance with Title III of the ADA on accessibility of physical spaces and digital platforms.
Transcript: Illinois Federal Court Dismisses CFPB’s First Redlining Case, Holding ECOA Doesn’t Extend to Prospective Applicants – The Consumer Finance Podcast (PDF)