A presentation examining Best Practices for Choosing and Using Experts…more
A presentation for the American Conference Institute's 12th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement examining increased scrutiny by government regulators of third party vendor management…more
Slides addressing the management and defense against claims of discriminatory lending and assessing the status of ‘disparate impact’ in Fair Lending litigation and enforcement…more
In March 2012, the Obama Administration announced its Big Data Research and Development Initiative. The program involves a total of over $200 million in new commitments from several departments and agencies to improve the…more
Cleveland v. JP Morgan Chase Bank,...
Dismissal for failure to state a claim, Civ.R. 12 (B)(6), of Cleveland's action for public nuisance and Ohio RICO against financial institutions involved in the creation of mortgage-backed securities using subprime mortgages and…more
Financial services firms now routinely contract outside companies to market new services that these institutions did not develop internally, such as investment and insurance options. More than ever, third parties are performing…more
An analysis of how to avoid and/or contain potential fair lending liability when acquiring a bank. Written by Frances Floriano Goins, Richik Sarkar, and Gregory Stein…more
A practical guide to CFPB investigations and adjudications. Available through Bloomberg BNA's Banking Report…more
"The Art of the New War - A Guide to Handling CFPB Examinations, Investigations, and Enforcement Actions" is practical guidance for institutions governed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on how to handle examinations,…more
A practical narrative describing the steps involved in the CFPB investigation and adjudication process…more
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), one of the organizations that filed briefs supporting the recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act, has now brought a constitutional challenge seeking to block two major President…more
Adhering to the exact wording of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), the U.S. Supreme Court held in a rare, unanimous decision that a violation of Section 8(b) of RESPA does not apply unless a charge…more
Freeman, et al. v. Quicken Loans, Inc.: Supreme Court Declines To Expand Consumer Protections Beyond Congress’ Exact Words. The Freeman decision demonstrates that administrative agencies cannot expand federal consumer…more
A CLE presentation covering the common claims and defenses asserted in MBS litigation and recent litigation and regulatory trends…more
This article covers that following topics:
A review of the current the regulatory structure (including the the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau).
A primer on discriminatory and predatory lending…more
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