Victoria Holstein-Childress

Reed Smith LLP 1301 K Street NW, East Tower Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005, United States

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CFPB’s First Enforcement Action Warns Financial Institutions About Liability for Third Party Activities on their Behalf; Related Compliance Bulletin Offers Guidance

This article by Victoria Holstein-Childress discusses the CFPB’s first enforcement action, announced July 18, 2012, which together with a parallel OCC enforcement action required a major bank to pay $210 million to settle…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

FinCEN Proposes New Customer Due Diligence Requirement

On Feb. 29, 2012, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comments on a proposed customer due diligence (CDD) regulation that would explicitly require…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy

Supreme Court Upholds Mandatory Pre-dispute Arbitration Clause in Credit Card Agreements

This article by Victoria Holstein-Childress discusses mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer financial services contracts and the Supreme Court's January 2012 decision in Compucredit v. Greenwood. In Compucredit,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Second Circuit (Again) Rules that Arbitration Clauses that Diminish Vindication of Federal Claims are Not Enforceable

This article by Victoria Holstein-Childress discusses mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer financial services contracts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' February 2012 decision in In re American Express…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Supreme Court and Congress Focus on Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

This article by Victoria Holstein-Childress and reprinted from the Westlaw Journal, Corporate Officers & Directors Liability, discusses mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer financial services contracts and the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
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