Alexandra Megaris

Alexandra Megaris

Venable LLP

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Alert - July 2014

In this issue: - The CFPB at Year Three: A Look Back, and a Look Forward - CFPB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact - CFPB to Scrutinize Nonbank Products: Prepaid Cards, Debt Settlement, Credit Repair,...more

7/31/2014 - CFPB Consumer Complaint System Credit Repair Services Debt Settlement Services Dodd-Frank Enforcement Enforcement Actions Nonbank Firms Pawn Brokers Prepaid Payment Products Professional Conferences Title Loans

CPFB Turns Three: Three Years, Big Impact

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has concluded its third year. Created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Bureau has taken significant steps to...more

7/25/2014 - Banking Sector Banks CFPB Consumer Financial Products Dodd-Frank Enforcement Enforcement Actions Nonbank Firms Restitution

The CFPB at Year Three: A Look Back, and a Look Forward

In this presentation: - Welcome - How it all began… - Regulatory Updates - Supervision and Examination –? Bank and Nonbank –? Lessons learned, and which markets are next?...more

7/22/2014 - Banks CFPB Compliance Enforcement Enforcement Actions Nonbank Firms

CFPB Debt Collection (Regulation F) Rulemaking FAQs

On November 12, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) seeking comment, data, and information from the public about debt collection...more

7/9/2014 - CFPB Debt Collection Public Comment Regulation F Rulemaking Process

Political Law Briefing - May 2014

In this issue: - In Case You Missed It: Venable’s Presentation on Election-Year Advocacy and Nonprofit Organizations - Virginia Enacts Statutory Gift Restrictions - The "Ministry of Truth" Goes to...more

5/5/2014 - FEC McCutcheon v. FEC Non-Profits PACs Political Contributions SCOTUS SuperPACs

Business News Digest – April 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity Assessments – Using the Tool Well - A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law - SEC to Scrutinize Never-Examined Investment...more

4/3/2014 - CFPB Class Action Coca Cola Compliance Contractors Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Embezzlement FCPA Food Labeling Foreign Investment Fraud Lawson v FMR POM Wonderful Prepaid Payment Products Russia Sanctions Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS SEC Student Loans Suspensions & Debarments Ukraine Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Lessons for Marketers from the CFPB Attack on For-Profit Education

We have written recently about the stepped-up scrutiny that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are placing on for-profit education and related marketing. The opening...more

3/3/2014 - CFPB Colleges Student Loans Universities

Political Law Briefing - February 2014

In this issue: - Note: You Can Still Tune-Up on Government Affairs Compliance - FPPC Goes After More Committees in Its "Dark Money" Case - Down But Not Out: IRS Cites Political Activity in Denying Groups...more

2/6/2014 - Anti-Corruption Bribery Campaign Finance Reform Compliance Exempt Organizations FPPC Income Taxes IRS Lobbying Political Candidates

Advertising News & Analysis - November 1, 2013

In this issue: - Venable Named Advertising Law Firm of the Year…Again - Online Ads and Outdated Agency Agreements Don’t Mix - We Have One Word for You: Plastics - CFPB Opens Door to “Innovative”...more

11/4/2013 - Advertising CFPB Disclosure Environmental Policies FTC Landfills Native Advertising

Continued CFPB Scrutiny of Credit Card Market; Focus Turns to Disclosures

The credit card market continues to be high on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's hit list. As noted in prior blog posts, the CFPB is focused intently on advertising and marketing of financial products and services. ...more

10/15/2013 - Advertising CFPB Credit Cards Disclosure Requirements

Nonprofits Operating in New York Must Disclose Donors, Itemize Spending for Election Advocacy and Issue Ads

Nonprofit groups raising money in New York are required by new rules to report nationwide spending on communications that support or oppose candidates and ballot initiatives, or that simply refer to candidates within certain...more

6/28/2013 - 501(c)(3) Ballot Measures Campaign Contributions Disclosure Requirements Political Campaigns Political Candidates

Student Recruitment, Third-Party Vendors, and the Federal Trade Commission

In this presentation: - How Did We Get Here? - Complying With Advertising & Marketing Laws - Increased Enforcement Activity By Federal And State Regulators - Compliance Tips Please see full...more

6/11/2013 - Advertising CFPB Compliance FTC Lead Generators Recruitment Policies Regulation TCPA Telemarketing Vendors

CFPB Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Under a CFPB Investigation – Negotiating the Scope of the CID - CFPB Initiative to Promote Student Loan Payment Plans - Consumer Complaints Offer Insight into...more

3/14/2013 - Advertising CFPB CID FTC GI Bill Mortgages Payment Plans Social Media Student Loans

Time for a Consumer Financial Protection Compliance Tune-up

New Year’s is a good time for a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) compliance tune-up. Providers of consumer financial products and services (“providers”) operate in a dynamic environment influenced by challenges...more

1/16/2013 - Advertising CFPB Compliance Credit Cards Foreclosure Loans Marketing Mortgages Required Communications Third-Party

Business News Digest - January 2013

In this issue: - Could Your Affiliate’s Activities Subject Your Company to the New Iran Reporting Requirements? - New York Attorney General Proposes New Rules Requiring Nonprofits Funding Political Communications to...more

1/8/2013 - Commercial Speech False Claims Act GI Bill Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act Marketing Off-Label Use Political Contributions Whistleblowers

New York Attorney General Proposes New Rules Requiring Nonprofits Funding Political Communications to Disclose Donors

On December 11, 2012, the New York Attorney General’s Office proposed rules that would require nonprofit organizations doing business in New York to disclose their spending on a wide range of activities, including those...more

12/19/2012 - Attorney Generals Charitable Donations Disclosure Requirements Donor Lists Election Related Expenditures Exemptions Lobbying Political Contributions Public Communications Waivers

Business News Digest – December 2012

In this issue: - CFPB Issues Affinity Credit Card Report to Congress: How Nonprofits Can Minimize Their Legal and Tax Risk - FCPA Guidance: Déjà Vu All Over Again - Federal Ban on Government Contractor...more

12/5/2012 - CFPB FCPA Political Contributions

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