Andrew L. Sandler, Michelle L. Rogers, and Ann D. Wiles Authored a Law360 Article, "The Rise Of The Consumer"
The financial crisis had a profound impact on the regulatory structure applicable to the financial services industry and the consumer experience when purchasing financial products and services. The prudential regulation model whereby regulators worked with financial institutions to ensure safe and...Articles
Buckley Sandler Special Alert: New York Governor Cuomo Directs NYDFS to Make Credit Reporting Agencies Comply With the State’s Cybersecurity Regulation
On September 18, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to issue a regulation that would require all consumer credit reporting agencies doing business in the state to register with NYDFS by February 1, 2018, and to re-register annually...Articles
Melissa Klimkiewicz and Brandy A. Hood Authored a Law360 Article, "Managing Flood Risk When '1,000-Year' Floods Seem Common"
Hurricane Harvey is the most significant in a recent series of catastrophic coastal and riverine floods impacting communities across the United States. This “1,000-year flood” follows two consecutive years of “500-year” floods in Houston, and Houston is not alone. Just ask Missourians about the “1,...Articles
Margo H. K. Tank and R. David Whitaker Authored a White Paper on, "Enabled by Lenders, Embraced by Borrowers, Enforced by the Courts: What You Need to Know About eNotes"
I. Purpose of the White Paper Over the past 30 years, the residential mortgage lending industry has largely transitioned to electronic systems for managing documents related to the origination and servicing of residential mortgage loans. These digitization efforts have, however, been primarily...Articles
Fredrick S. Levin and Andrew W. Grant Authored a Law360 Article, "2 Litigation Trends Offer Guidance On TCPA Compliance"
$76 million, $14.8 million, $12 million and $3.7 million. These numbers represent some of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement agreements negotiated in 2017. As shown by these numbers, TCPA litigation continues to be a leading litigation risk for corporate America. Recently, several...Articles
Andrew W. Schilling and Megan E. Whitehill Authored a Law360 Article, "Revisiting Bishop In Light Of Escobar"
Last year, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York handed the banking industry some much-needed ammunition to fight back against False Claims Act suits premised on broad certifications of compliance. Specifically, in Bishop v. Wells Fargo & Co ., the court affirmed the dismissal of a...Articles
Jeffrey P. Naimon and Sasha Leonhardt Authored a Law360 Article, "Harvey Crisis: How State Laws Will Protect Servicemembers"
As Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and southeastern Texas this past weekend, thousands of first responders were called to action to provide critical assistance to communities along the Gulf Coast. Even as this storm continues to affect those along the water and move inland, rescue operations,...Articles
Daniel P. Stipano, Ellen M. Warwick, and Benjamin W. Hutten Authored The Review of Banking & Financial Services Article, "FinCEN's Customer Due Diligence and Beneficial Ownership Rule"
On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) published a long-awaited final rule, Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions (the “Final Rule”). The Final Rule, which impacts anti-money laundering (“AML”)-related obligations...Articles
Andrew L. Sandler and Benjamin K. Olson Authored a Law360 Article, "Personnel Is Policy: Succession Possibilities At The CFPB"
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is headed by a single director, which means the replacement of one person with another can have a dramatic effect on the agency’s rule-making, examination and enforcement agenda and, by extension, the industries it regulates and consumers of financial...Articles
Amanda Lawrence and Michael A. Rome Authored a Law360 Article, "The Great Class Action Ascertainability Debate"
In recent years, courts have divided sharply over whether or not Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure creates an implicit requirement that a class must be ascertainable in order to be certified. This article addresses the meaning of ascertainability, the circuit split over whether and to...Articles