Brian D. Pedrow

Brian D. Pedrow

Ballard Spahr LLP

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MBA launches new networking platform for women

Women in the real estate financing sector have a new opportunity to connect with others in their field and to access and exchange information about the industry. On October 18, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)...more

10/24/2016 - Banking Sector CFPB Diversity Diversity and Inclusion Standards (D&I) Dodd-Frank Financial Services Industry Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Lenders Residential Real Estate Market Women-Owned Businesses

Ballard Spahr Partner Dee Spagnuolo Joins CFPB OMWI Director on Panel at ABA Meeting

Ballard Spahr Partner Dee Spagnuolo joined Director Stuart Ishimaru of the CFPB’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion and other industry leaders for the panel discussion "Diversity and Dodd-Frank Section 342," on September...more

9/19/2016 - American Bar Association (ABA) CFPB Disabled Diversity Diversity and Inclusion Standards (D&I) Dodd-Frank Financial Institutions Financial Sector FOIA LGBT Minority-Owned Businesses OMWI Veterans Women-Owned Businesses

Ballard Spahr partner Dee Spagnuolo joins CFPB OMWI Director on panel at ABA meeting

Members of Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services group recently participated in the American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts. On September 8, Ballard partner, Dee...more

9/12/2016 - American Bar Association (ABA) CFPB Disability Diversity Diversity and Inclusion Standards (D&I) Dodd-Frank Financial Sector FOIA LGBT OMWI Veterans

Diversity assessment and remedial measures required by CFPB consent order

On June 29, 2016, BancorpSouth Bank announced a proposed settlement and consent order with the CFPB and the U.S. Department of Justice of charges that the bank’s mortgage lending practices violated the Equal Credit...more

7/28/2016 - Banking Sector Banks CFPB Consent Order Cooperative Compliance Regime Diversity Dodd-Frank DOJ ECOA Fair Housing Act (FHA) Financial Institutions Mortgage Lenders Mortgages Race Discrimination Redlining Residential Real Estate Market

Agencies announce submission of diversity self-assessments to OMWIs can begin

In a notice to be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register, the CFPB, OCC, Fed, FDIC, SEC, and NCUA announce that the Office of Management and Budget has approved the “information collection” contained in their “Final...more

7/12/2016 - CFPB Comment Period Diversity Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Financial Sector Information Statements NCUA OCC OMB OMWI Policies and Procedures Regulatory Agencies Reporting Requirements SEC Transparency Directive

Dodd-Frank diversity standards: just out of the gate and already under fire

Just days after the release of the final diversity standards under Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, several prominent lawmakers and business leaders have criticized the new standards for not going far enough to promote...more

6/26/2015 - CFPB Diversity Dodd-Frank Employer Mandates Financial Institutions Joint Policy Statements OMWI Recruitment Policies

CFPB issues final diversity and inclusion standards

The CFPB was among six federal agencies that issued final new diversity and inclusion standards earlier this week. The other agencies were the OCC, Fed, FDIC, NCUA and SEC. The standards go into effect on June 10, 2015 and...more

6/12/2015 - Banking Sector CFPB Diversity and Inclusion Standards (D&I) Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Financial Institutions NCUA OCC OMWI SEC

The CFPB Announces Final Diversity Standards under Dodd-Frank Section 342 Are Completed

On April 29, 2015, the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released its third Annual Report for 2014, as mandated by Section 342(e) of the Dodd-Frank Act...more

5/6/2015 - CFPB Diversity Dodd-Frank Federal Contractors OMWI

Enhance Diversity & Inclusion Efforts in Four Areas CFPB, Audit Recommends

Last week, the Office of Inspector General published its findings following an audit assessing the CFPB’s human resources-related operations and other efforts for equal employment. The audit, which was conducted in response...more

3/19/2015 - CFPB Diversity Public Employees Working Groups

CFPB: Industry Should 'Start Now' To Comply with Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Standards

I recently participated in a panel presentation at the MBA Strategic Markets and Diversity Summit in Washington, D.C. Stuart Ishimaru, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Minority and Women...more

7/3/2014 - CFPB Diversity Dodd-Frank Employer Liability Issues Proposed Regulation

CFPB: Industry should “start now” to comply with workplace diversity and inclusion standards

On June 26, 2014, I participated in a panel presentation at the MBA Strategic Markets and Diversity Summit, in Washington, D.C. Stuart Ishimaru, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Minority and...more

6/30/2014 - Banks CFPB Diversity Dodd-Frank EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies FDIC Hiring & Firing NCUA OCC SEC

Criminal Background Check Policies under Fire from the EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to crack down on allegedly discriminatory employer policies and practices involving criminal background checks....more

7/26/2013 - CFPB Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Dodd-Frank Dollar General EEOC Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Race Discrimination Title VII Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Mortgage Banking Update - December 14, 2012

In This Issue: - CFPB Monitor Named to the ABA Journal Annual Blawg 100 List - Temporary CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO FIX CFPB PRIVILEGE WAIVER PROBLEM - CFPB DESCRIBES PLANS FOR COORDINATING WITH STATE...more

12/14/2012 - Advertising Attorney-Client Privilege Browser History Sniffing CFPB DOJ Enforcement Attorneys FCRA FTC Ombudsman Waivers

CFPB’s Most Recent Changes to FCRA Forms May Foreshadow Active Oversight of Employers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued another reminder that, effective January 1, 2013, it will assume responsibility for enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Earlier this year, the CFPB...more

12/1/2012 - CFPB FCRA Summary of Consumer Rights

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