In this episode of The Consumer Finance Podcast, Chris Willis is joined by Partners Ron Raether and Tim St. George to discuss a landmark victory in a major data breach class action multidistrict litigation. The team delves into the details of the successful defense of an attempt at class certification involving a ransomware attack on software provider Blackbaud. This episode highlights the strategic legal maneuvers, team approach, extensive discovery, and expert practices that led to this important industry win. Don’t miss this in-depth case study and learn how the Troutman Pepper team navigated one of the largest and most complex data breach cases in history.

In this inaugural episode of Moving the Metal, Troutman Pepper attorneys Brooke Conkle and Chris Capurso examine the major requirements of the FTC’s proposed CARS Rule. After a refresher on the rule’s requirements, Brooke and Chris discuss the current status of the litigation surrounding the rule, including a discussion of the briefs and data submitted by the FTC and the trade groups fighting the rule. Tune in as Brooke and Chris look under the hood to examine the FTC’s fine print and where the rule currently stands in the courts, helping your auto finance company avoid regulatory pitfalls.

In this special crossover episode of The Consumer Finance Podcast and Payments Pros Podcast, Chris Willis and Josh McBeain interview two colleagues who delve into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent interpretive rule that classifies buy now, pay later (BNPL) transactions as credit cards. Mark Furletti and Jason Cover explore the implications of this rule under Regulation Z, including the introduction of the term “digital user account” and its impact on BNPL providers. The discussion covers the regulatory requirements, potential challenges for compliance, and the broader legal context, including the possible effects of the Loper Bright case on administrative interpretations. With a July 30 compliance deadline looming, the episode provides critical insights for industry stakeholders navigating this significant regulatory shift.

In this special crossover episode of The Consumer Finance Podcast and Payments Pros Podcast, Chris Willis and Josh McBeain interview two colleagues who delve into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent interpretive rule that classifies buy now, pay later (BNPL) transactions as credit cards. Mark Furletti and Jason Cover explore the implications of this rule under Regulation Z, including the introduction of the term “digital user account” and its impact on BNPL providers. The discussion covers the regulatory requirements, potential challenges for compliance, and the broader legal context, including the possible effects of the Loper Bright case on administrative interpretations. With a July 30 compliance deadline looming, the episode provides critical insights for industry stakeholders navigating this significant regulatory shift.

In this episode of The Consumer Finance Podcast, Chris Willis discusses the complexities and potential pitfalls of bank-fintech partnerships. Joined by colleagues Alexandra Steinberg Barrage, Matthew Bornfreund, and Jesse Silverman, the conversation delves into the structure of banking-as-a-service (BaaS) relationships, regulatory pressures, and key friction points such as BSA/AML compliance and ledgering. The team offers practical solutions for both banks and fintechs to ensure successful collaborations, emphasizing the importance of clear roles, responsibilities, and robust compliance measures. This episode is essential listening for anyone involved in or considering a bank-fintech partnership.

In the latest episode of Unauthorized Access, host Sadia Mirza welcomes Kaitlin Clemens, the newest member of Troutman Pepper’s Incidents + Investigations team. Kaitlin shares her journey into incident response and cybersecurity, transitioning from plaintiff-side litigation to crisis management in the cybersecurity space. She opens up about the challenges and rewards of her role, shedding light on the critical importance of having a supportive team.

In this episode of Payments Pros, host Keith Barnett discusses the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) lawsuit and $10 million settlement against the payment facilitator, BlueSnap. On May 1, the FTC filed a complaint alleging that BlueSnap and its executives aided and abetted a debt relief service provider’s violations of the Telemarketing Sales Rule, along with violating Section 5 of the FTC Act.

In this episode of The Consumer Finance Podcast, Chris Willis delves into the renewed focus on incentive compensation by federal financial regulators. Joined by colleagues Sheri Adler and Jina Davidovich from the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group, the discussion centers on the implications of Section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The episode explores the historical context, proposed rule changes, and the potential impact on financial institutions and their employees. Key topics include the scope of covered institutions, specific requirements for senior executives and significant risk-takers, and the governance and compliance obligations that may arise if the rules are enacted.

In this special episode, Brooke Conkle and Chris Capurso discuss a recently released circular from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). They are joined by special guest Caleb Rosenberg, who provides insights into the potential impacts this “quietly released” circular may have on the auto finance industry. Caleb brings a wealth of experience, including assisting businesses with secured and unsecured loan agreements, retail installment sales contracts, credit card agreements, and alternative finance agreements. He also helps clients navigate regulatory inquiries, particularly those concerning the application of state law to alternative financing products. While this marks the final episode of our five-part series on auto finance issues, stay tuned for more content. Be sure to listen until the end for a BIG announcement!

In this episode of The Consumer Finance Podcast, Chris Willis introduces the firm’s esteemed bank regulatory team. Featuring Kevin Petrasic, Matthew Bornfreund, Alexandra Barrage, and Helen Lee, the episode delves into the team’s extensive experience in bank regulation, supervisory and enforcement matters, fintech, payments, and more. Each team member shares their unique background, including significant government and in-house experience, and discusses how their combined knowledge enhances Troutman Pepper’s ability to comprehensively serve financial institution clients. The episode underscores the firm’s strategic goal to be a one-stop shop for all financial services legal needs.