U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, has introduced the Arbitration Fairness for Consumers Act. The legislation, introduced on March 7, proposes to amend Title X of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class-action waivers in contracts
Ryan is an attorney in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, where he primarily focuses on financial services litigation. He is part of the firm’s national practice, defending consumer-facing companies in both individual and class actions against claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). Ryan also defends national banks and mortgage servicers from complaints and investigations brought by federal regulators. He has defended companies in individual and class actions in numerous states across the country.