Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Dave Gettings and his fellow Partner Ethan Ostroff as they discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s increasingly active interest in credit reporting, including a recent CFPB blog post on credit card companies and their perceived practice of suppressing payment information, as well as what it signals to companies in the industry.

Ethan’s practice includes advising companies on compliance issues and interactions with regulators concerning the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as defending furnishers, users, and specialty consumer reporting agencies in individual and class-action lawsuits under the FCRA.

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Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guest and fellow Partner Tony Kaye for this latest podcast episode as they discuss the Military Lending Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, including the differences between the two, their state analogues, and several key issues in the consumer finance industry surrounding servicemembers.

Consumer Financial Services Partner Tony Kaye counsels financial services providers on compliance issues, including military lending laws; defends clients facing government investigations, examinations, and enforcement actions; and defends individual and class-action lawsuits brought by consumers.

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Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues Dave Gettings and Mary Kate Kamka as they discuss recent trends in class-action consumer finance litigation, including:

  • The long-term impact of Spokeo and Ramirez;
  • Key considerations in discovery;
  • When it’s appropriate to move to strike class allegations; and
  • How to structure

In second episode of The Crypto Exchange, Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Ethan Ostroff welcomes back Keith Barnett and Carlin McCrory to discuss opinions released over the past year involving money transmission and the Money Transmission Act and how they impact stakeholders in the digital asset and payment spaces.

Keith and Carlin are

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues Stefanie Jackman and Sarah Reise as they discuss the intersection of fair lending with collections. They cover which types of third-party debt collection processes could be subject to a fair lending review, the difference between disparate treatment and disparate impact, how the

In the first episode of The Crypto Exchange, Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Ethan Ostroff welcomes his colleagues Keith Barnett and Carlin McCrory to discuss recent developments with convenience fees in the payments industry. With both of their practices focusing on payments-related issues, Keith and Carlin take a deep dive into the recent

In this episode of Unauthorized Access, Kamran and Sadia welcome Tony Kirtley of Secureworks. Tony discusses the emotional response to a ransomware attack, particularly how the emotional response mirrors the Kübler-Ross five stages of grief. Tony also shares how the sooner organizations reach the fifth stage of “acceptance” — the sooner they can make

Troutman Pepper’s The Crypto Exchange podcast explores the trends, challenges, and legal issues our clients and others in the industry face daily. Featuring insights from the firm’s FinTech and Payments practice groups, our podcast examines everything from NFTs to Web3, bitcoin to blockchain, fintech to regtech, and payment processing to data processing. Our Troutman Pepper attorneys, along with industry experts and insiders, will walk you through the federal and state regulatory, legal, and business intricacies of this rapidly evolving industry sector.

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Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues Alan Wingfield and Noah DiPasquale as they discuss the recent advisory opinion from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on name-only matching under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Highlights include how the opinion was adopted, challenges furnishers and users will face in light

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his guests and fellow Partners Keith Barnett and Ethan Ostroff as they discuss the recent request for comment from California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation on cryptocurrency-related financial products and services under the California Consumer Financial Protection Law. Keith and Ethan share their ideas about what this request for comment says about the direction California may take in the world of cryptocurrency.
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