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Ashley is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group, and focuses primarily on federal and state government regulatory and enforcement matters involving state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He serves as a member of the firm’s Policy and Partner Compensation committees.

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues Ashley Taylor and Stefanie Jackman in the first episode of a special four-part series about recent developments with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In this episode, topics discussed include:

  • Historical background about the cooperation between the CFPB and state attorneys general;

On June 28, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) launched a focused campaign to highlight what it describes as unlawful regulatory overreach by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) and, specifically, new CFPB Director Rohit Chopra. “At every turn,” writes Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel Daryl Joseffer, the CFPB is pushing

In a keynote address at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2022 Consumer Assembly, CFPB Deputy Director Zixta Martinez squarely took aim at “rent-a-bank schemes” in some of the first (if not the first) such comments by a senior CFPB official. Historically, the CFPB has confined itself to “true lender” litigation against participants in high-rate

On February 28, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a $930,000 settlement with Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) to resolve False Claims Act allegations. The resolution represents the department’s first settlement under the False Claims Act since instituting its Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative in October 2021.[1] This is a watershed moment in the

On February 25, the Utah Senate passed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (the UCPA), which closely resembles both the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (the VCDPA) and the Colorado Privacy Act (the CPA). The House unanimously passed the bill on March 2. The bill now goes to Governor Spencer Cox, who has 20 days to

On January 13, a coalition of 39 state attorneys general — led by AGs from Pennsylvania, Washington, Illinois, Massachusetts, and California — reached a settlement with student loan servicer Navient over allegedly unfair, deceptive, and abusive student loan origination and servicing practices. The $1.8 billion settlement will undoubtedly draw eyes, but perhaps just as important

Data breaches and ransomware attacks are on the rise. On October 7, Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum announced an increase in data breaches reported to his office. The first nine months of 2021 involved 131 reported breaches, exceeding the 2020 total of 110. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) also announced an increase in ransomware-related activities in

Earlier this month, the U.K.’s Age-Appropriate Design Code (referred to as the “Children’s Code”) took effect. The Children’s Code is not a law per se, but rather a set of 15 flexible standards that apply to online services, such as apps, online games, and web and social media sites, likely to be accessed by children

Earlier this month, we reported on two Senate privacy bills reintroduced from last year’s legislative session. These reintroductions are part of a broader wave of federal privacy bills, none of which are making meaningful progress toward becoming law. While the prospect of a comprehensive federal privacy law in the near term remains unlikely, a recent

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Pepper attorneys, Ashley Taylor and John Lynch, will be presenting during the virtual MBA LIVE – Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2021. This conference offers timely updates on emerging regulatory priorities resulting from the change in administration, including the delay of the mandatory compliance date of the