The Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pushing their proposed package of bills aimed at responding to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. This time around, they are supporting the bill that would place a moratorium on debt collection activities for the duration of the pandemic.

A May 5 release from the Democrats on the

As the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) testing increases across the country, state health departments have been implementing contact tracing to contain viral spread. Contact tracing identifies and monitors individuals who have come into contact with others who have tested positive for COVID-19. Typically, contract tracers work with infected individuals to obtain the contact information for everyone with

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools

On May 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released two new FAQ documents outlining responsibilities of certain financial firms during the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, and a statement regarding billing error responsibilities of credit card issuers and other open-end non-home secured creditors.

The first new FAQ document is entitled, “The Bureau’s Payments and Deposits Rules FAQs

Please join Troutman Sanders attorneys, Virginia Flynn, Chad Fuller, Alan Wingfield, and Brooke Conkle for the Complimentary Webinar “Hot Topics for Calling in the Time of COVID-19,” on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will cover the landmark decisions rendered by the Second, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits in

As many companies continue to struggle in the face of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, some of them can add increased regulatory scrutiny to their list of stressors. Over the last couple of months, the United States Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration have issued over 100 warning letters to companies making allegedly

On May 6, twenty-four state attorneys general led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called for action from Congress, urging House of Representative and Senate leaders to come together to resolve the mounting issues with the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Against the backdrop of a record 33 million Americans filing for unemployment and daily news

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James W. Stevens, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Jeremy B. Tomes, Associate, Troutman Sanders
Mark Dabertin, Special Counsel, Pepper Hamilton
Richard Eckman, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton

On May 8th, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a report summarizing its review of the

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19 news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools

On March 30, several financial service providers filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking for clarification on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s emergency purposes exception in the context of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”). The comment period on that petition closed this week, with a further reply date of May 21, 2020. This follows the