Richik Sarkar – McDonald Hopkins LLC

600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2100 McDonald Hopkins LLC
Cleveland, Ohio 44114, United States

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How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ensnared Auto Dealers(Link)

A Bloomberg Law article written by Richik Sarkar, Edward Kraus and Matt Henken, addressing the CFPB’s increased efforts to regulate Auto Dealers. Although Auto Dealers were originally excluded from CFPB regulations, as often…more
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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Third-Party Risk Management For Financial Institutions(Link)

For more than a decade, regulators have required financial institutions to ensure that third-party service providers comply with federal law because, while banking activities can be outsourced, responsibility for bad acts…more
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Best Practices for Choosing and Using Experts

A presentation examining Best Practices for Choosing and Using Experts…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection

Third-Party Risk Management: Busting Myths and Telling Truths

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
| Administrative Law, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Preventive Measures: Avoiding Predatory and Discriminatory Lending Litigation

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
| Administrative Law, Business Torts, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Big Regulation’s Big Data

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
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy
Cleveland v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 2013-Ohio-1035

Journal Entry and Opinion

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
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Risk Management (March 2013) - The New Rules of Consumer Protection: Six Steps for Banks to Manage Third-Party Compliance Risk

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
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Bank Acquistion & Fair Lending

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
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

BNA Banking Report - A Practical Guide to CFPB Procedures for Investigation and Adjudication

A practical guide to CFPB investigations and adjudications. Available through Bloomberg BNA's Banking Report…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

The Art of the New War - A Guide to Handling CFPB Examinations, Investigations, and Enforcement Actions

"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
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

Practical Guide to CFPB Investigations and Enforcement Actions

A practical narrative describing the steps involved in the CFPB investigation and adjudication process…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

New Lawsuit Attacks Constitutionality and Authority of the CFPB and FSOC

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

Freeman, et al. v. Quicken Loans, Inc.: Supreme Court Declines To Expand Consumer Protections Beyond Congress’ Exact Words

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

Freeman, et al. v. Quicken Loans, Inc.: Supreme Court Declines To Expand Consumer Protections Beyond Congress’ Exact Words

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Business Torts, Privacy
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