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Kalama represents parties in complex commercial disputes arising out of M&A deals. He also has a national litigation practice representing consumer-facing companies in class actions and regulatory investigations.

Banking groups are taking issue with a report by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) regarding the prevalence of fraud on Zelle, the popular peer-to-peer (P2P) payment service. In an October 3 joint statement, the Consumer Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, and The Clearing House expressed their collective disagreement with the report’s conclusions

On September 6, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) submitted an amici curiae brief in support of Walmart in Federal Trade Commission v. Walmart Inc., No. 1:22-cv-3372 (N.D. Ill). The amici curiae arises out of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) suit against Walmart, alleging that the retail company failed to properly secure money

Banking trade groups are challenging a request for information (RFI) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding customer service at large financial institutions. In a joint letter dated August 22, the Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, and the American Bankers Association objected to the CFPB’s insinuation that big banks are providing a

On August 19, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued cease and desist letters to five cryptocurrency companies, demanding they refrain from making allegedly false and misleading statements about deposit insurance.

“Based upon evidence collected by the FDIC, each of these companies made false representations — including on their websites and social media accounts —

In this episode of The Crypto Exchange, Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Kalama Lui-Kwan welcomes back Keith Barnett and Carlin McCrory to discuss consumer protection under Regulation E and a recent letter from democratic senators, urging the CFPB to hold banks liable for consumer losses when the consumers provide alleged fraudsters with access to their own accounts through payment apps. Keith and Carlin examine the senators’ concerns, as well as how any potential changes that the CFPB makes could impact financial institutions significantly.
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On May 25, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered a Stipulated Order for Monetary Judgment against Publishers Business Services, Inc. (PBS), and its officers, Brenda Dantuma Schang, Dries Dantuma, Dirk Dantuma, and Jeffrey Dantuma imposing a suspended judgment of $14.47 million.

In 2008, under “Operation Tele-PHONEY,” the FTC joined forces with more than 30 international,

On June 20, the Louisiana Office for Financial Institutions (OFI) proposed a Rule on licensure, registration, and regulation of persons engaging, or planning to engage, in virtual currency business activity in Louisiana. The Rule follows the mandate set by Louisiana’s Virtual Currency Business Act (VCBA), effective August 1, 2020, requiring virtual currency businesses to hold

On June 6, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced a draft bipartisan bill, the Responsible Innovation Act (Act), which is Congress’s first attempt to construct an all-encompassing digital asset regulatory framework. The breadth of the Act is sweeping, and

On April 28, bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation, allowing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to oversee cryptocurrency spot markets. The legislation intends to create a framework to fill the regulatory gaps between the CFTC and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) digital asset marketplace and related regimes.

According to bill