Melanie Brody

Melanie Brody

K&L Gates LLP

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Start Your Compliance Engines: CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Larger Nonbank Auto Finance Companies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) issued a proposed rule on September 17, 2014, that would empower the Bureau to supervise certain larger nonbank automobile finance companies. The CFPB proposed the...more

10/9/2014 - Automotive Loans CFPB Dodd-Frank Nonbank Firms

Ally Auto Lending Discrimination Settlement: What it Means for Indirect Auto and Other Lenders

The historic $98 million auto lending discrimination settlement between Ally Financial and Ally Bank (collectively, “Ally”), and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...more

2/26/2014 - Ally Financial Inc Automotive Loans CFPB Discrimination DOJ Fair Lending Settlement

Township of Mount Holly: The United States Supreme Court Considers Whether the Fair Housing Act Recognizes Disparate-Impact...

On September 3, 2013, K&L Gates LLP filed a brief as amici curiae before the United States Supreme Court in Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc., a case in which the Court will consider...more

9/5/2013 - Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act Liability Mount Holly v Mt. Holly Citizens in Action SCOTUS

CFPB Solidifies Loan Originator Compensation Restrictions, Dumps Zero-Zero Requirement

Even though the loan originator compensation rule (the “Final Rule” or “Rule”) finalized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) in January passed without as much fanfare as the Bureau’s Qualified...more

4/24/2013 - Bonuses Borrowers CFPB Creditors Federal Reserve Lenders Mortgage Loan Originators Profit Sharing Qualified Mortgage Rule TILA Zero-Zero Requirement

HUD Final Rule on Disparate Impact under the Fair Housing Act

On February 8, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD” or the “Department”) finalized its controversial discriminatory effects rule (the “final rule” or “discriminatory effects rule”), thus formalizing...more

3/13/2013 - Discrimination Disparate Impact Dodd-Frank FHA Final Rules HMDA HUD

CFPB Fair Lending Updates – Expectations for Enforcement and Regulation in 2013

Signaling that 2013 will be another eventful year in the fair lending world, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) issued two items this month that reveal an ambitious agenda for fair lending...more

12/19/2012 - CFPB DOJ Enforcement Fair Lending Memorandum of Understanding Military Service Members Mortgages

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