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Having served as the first solicitor general of Virginia, Bill handled a wide variety of appeals before federal and state appellate courts, and represented businesses under investigation by state attorneys general across the nation.

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorneys David Anthony and Bill Hurd will be presenting during the Conference of Tribal Lending Commissioners (CTLC) Spring Meeting at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV on March 2nd, 2020.

The CTLC is a non-profit volunteer organization founded by and for American Indian tribes’ financial

In a decision of far-reaching importance, a Virginia trial court recently ruled – twice – that small loan companies are exempt from regulation under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (“VCPA”).

In its original ruling, handed down in late January, the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond rejected the position of the Virginia Attorney General’s

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) until a permanent director can be appointed, will remain in place as Acting Director of the Bureau, following a ruling by Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denying

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray’s announced yesterday (as covered here) that he will be resigning from his position by the end of this month.

The Administration appears poised to announce Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as an interim replacement until a permanent director can be selected by the

On November 15, as has been widely reported, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, announced by email to his staff that he would be resigning at the end of the month.  While he did not state the reason for his departure, it is believed that Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general,

In a case that looks at the statutory bounds of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s investigative authority, the CFPB announced that it plans to appeal a federal district court decision denying the agency’s request to enforce a civil investigative demand, or “CID”.

In August 2015, the CFPB issued a CID to the Accrediting Council for

On December 11, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving Ohio’s “special counsel” law under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692-1692p, a case that is likely to have much wider implications involving the standard for determining whether a debt-collection method is “false, deceptive, or misleading.”


On March 9, a regulatory milestone occurred.  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray presided over oral arguments in the first ever appeal of a CFPB administrative enforcement action.  As this blog reported on December 31, 2014, this appeal concerns the first “recommended decision” issued by an Administrative Law Judge in a contested CFPB enforcement

Several attorneys from Troutman Sanders attended this week’s meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, during which Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and former Ohio Attorney General, provided an overview of the four obstacles that, in his view, “interfere with justice and dignity for consumers.”  He referred to

On January 16, the American Bankers Association (ABA) issued a letter opposing a proposal offered by the Department of Defense to amend the regulations that implement the Military Lending Act.  Although the ABA had already joined other trade associations in a December 18 joint comment letter criticizing this proposal, the organization submitted this latest letter