The Consumer Finance Podcast

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and colleagues James Stevens and Carlin McCrory as they discuss the consumer protection and safety and soundness sides of credit union regulation. The discussion includes topics on the National Credit Union Administration’s 2022 consumer protection priorities, loan participations, the 2023 CECL implementation, and the

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

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

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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Please join Troutman Pepper Partners Kim Phan and James Kim as they discuss the firm’s expanded capabilities in the fintech world, recent compliance issues for fintech companies, the CFPB’s dormant authority to supervise certain nonbank entities and its potential impact on fintech companies, as well as the CFPB’s trend to name individuals in enforcement actions.

Kim Phan, a partner in the firm’s Privacy + Cybersecurity Practice Group, counsels fintech companies in federal and state privacy and data security statutes and regulations throughout product development, marketing, and implementation. Kim ranks high in Chambers and The Legal 500 for her privacy and data security work with fintech companies. As a partner in the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, James Kim leverages his experience as a former CFPB senior enforcement attorney to provide the industry knowledge and expertise that fintechs and financial institutions require when launching new products or facing regulatory scrutiny. Chambers ranks James highly for his work in fintech and consumer finance enforcement and investigations.

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Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and his guest and fellow Partner Stefanie Jackman as they discuss recent trends in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation, including how the landscape has changed since the Facebook decision, the increase in challenges to text and automated messaging, state law analogs and mini TCPA laws, and best

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and guests Troutman Pepper Associates Chris Carlson and Susan Nikdel as they discuss the multistate coalition of state attorneys general calling on many of the nation’s largest banks to eliminate overdraft fees. The conversation focuses on what was done, which state attorneys general participated, the current controversy surrounding overdraft fees, and several key takeaways for the industry going forward.

As a member of the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group, Chris Carlson represents clients in regulatory, civil, and criminal investigations and litigation. As a member of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, Susan Nikdel represents clients in financial services litigation, as well as clients facing regulatory examinations and investigations brought by the CFPB, state attorneys general, and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.

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Join Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and fellow Partners Keith Barnett and Ethan Ostroff as they dive into the world of cryptocurrency. The discussion spans from basic terminology and current activities in the regulatory and legislative arenas to parting words of wisdom for companies in the industry. Collectively, Keith and Ethan bring almost 40 years of experience, representing companies in the financial services industry. Keith counsels payment processors, money transmitters, payments apps, and similar companies on compliance with federal and state money services business laws. He also advises cryptocurrency exchanges and NFT platforms on state and federal money transmission law compliance and regulatory issues and represents these companies in lawsuits and government enforcement actions. Ethan’s practice focuses on financial services litigation and consumer law compliance counseling.

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