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Chris Carlson is an associate in Troutman Sanders’ Business Litigation Group and Government Investigations, Compliance, and Enforcement Section. Chris’ practice focuses on representing clients involved in regulatory, civil, and criminal investigations and litigation. Chris also represents clients interacting with and being investigated by state Attorneys General.

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and guests Troutman Pepper Associates Chris Carlson and Susan Nikdel as they discuss the multistate coalition of state attorneys general calling on many of the nation’s largest banks to eliminate overdraft fees. The conversation focuses on what was done, which state attorneys general participated, the current controversy surrounding overdraft fees, and several key takeaways for the industry going forward.

As a member of the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group, Chris Carlson represents clients in regulatory, civil, and criminal investigations and litigation. As a member of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, Susan Nikdel represents clients in financial services litigation, as well as clients facing regulatory examinations and investigations brought by the CFPB, state attorneys general, and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.

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June 9th at 2:00 pm ET

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State Attorneys General have become more active in their efforts to protect consumers as it relates to banks and payment processors, especially when you take into consideration COVID-19. In this webinar we will discuss some key concerns of State Attorneys General, expectations, and their relationship to

*Current as of April 8. This update accounts for guidance from 17 additional states and the District of Columbia.

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