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Our lawyers bring a wealth of unique knowledge and experience to the representation of clients in administrative and judicial enforcement actions brought by the of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state attorneys general, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, prudential banking regulators, and other federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as advising clients on compliance questions, regulatory examinations and rulemaking proceedings.

We have critical first-hand knowledge of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and the inner workings of the CFPB from its inception to the present, as well as the operations of other federal and state regulators. Government veterans on our team range from former members of state attorney general offices to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) senior leader who headed the Bureau's litigation and oversight activities and helped develop its regulatory framework.

Our experience includes extensive participation in the establishment and workings of the CFPB, and the negotiation of major financial services settlements with federal and state agencies in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act and the National Mortgage Settlement. We also help clients design and successfully implement compliance programs, working closely with them to identify risk, and develop and implement policies and procedures to address the ever-expanding range of regulatory requirements while still accommodating their business objectives.

For clients facing scrutiny by the CFPB or other regulators, our services include:

  • Representing clients through all phases of federal and state enforcement investigations and actions
  • Providing guidance through all phases of the regulatory examination and supervisory process, including negotiations and appeals
  • Assisting with requests for information and Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs)
  • Preparing petitions to modify or set aside CIDs
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Responding to Notice and Opportunity to Respond and Advise (NORA) letters, Proposed Actions Response Request (PARR) letters
  • Negotiating regulatory consent orders and memoranda of understanding
  • Defending against administrative and judicial enforcement actions
  • Seeking regulatory relief through No Action Letters and other avenues
  • Monitoring and participating in rulemaking and other regulatory proceedings
  • Designing and implementing compliance programs

Related News & Insights / Events

Events / March 15-18, 2018

HNBA 2018 Corporate Counsel Conference

Publications / February 2, 2018

"Opportunities to Reframe CFPB Enforcement"

Publications / January 18, 2018

"Strategies for Fundamental CFPB Changes"

Publications / September 15, 2017

"What CFPB's First No-Action Letter Signals"

Publications / September 5, 2017

"CFPB Watch"

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