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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Enforcement Chief Anthony Alexis Joins Goodwin

Goodwin announced today that Anthony Alexis, the former Head of the Office of Enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has joined the firm in the Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Financial Industry Practice and as the head of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Enforcement Practice. “Tony’s extensive enforcement and compliance…

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Hefferon to Co-Chair ACI's 26th National Consumer Finance: Class Actions & Litigation Forum in Chicago

Goodwin Procter partner Thomas Hefferon will serve as co-chair of the July 28-29, 2016 conference, and will speak on a panel titled “Fair Lending: Managing and Defending Against Claims of Discriminatory, Predatory, and Abusive Lending and Assessing the Status of ‘Disparate Impact’ in Lending Litigation and Enforcement” on July 29, 2015.

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Yenouskas To Give Strafford CLE Webinar On Defending Consumer Finance Class Actions

Joe Yenouskas, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Group, will speak on a June 2, 2016 webinar about consumer finance class actions. His presentation will examine recent developments and trends in class action claims alleging violations of federal consumer protection laws governing the financial services industry, including…

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Federal Trade Commission Issues Report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of its Enforcement of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

On February 12, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding its efforts to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  The full report can be reviewed here. According to the report, in 2015, the Commission: coordinated the first federal-state-local enforcement initiative targeting deceptive…

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Hefferon Serves As Co-Chair and Panelist for ACI's 24th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference – January 26-27, 2016

Thomas Hefferon, chair of Goodwin Procter’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice, will serve as a conference co-chair and speak on a panel regarding the CFPB’s increasing regulation of the consumer finance industry titled “Evaluating the Lessons Learned from Recent CFPB Enforcement Actions, Regulation of Arbitration Agreements in Consumer Credit Contracts,…

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Permut to Speak at ACI’s 19th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement in San Francisco – January 14-15, 2016

David Permut, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice will speak on the panel ” Focus on Class Actions: New Trends in Certification Motions; the Latest on Early Resolution and Settlement Strategy; Recent CAFA and Removal Developments; and Reviewing Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez on Rule 68, Offering Relief…

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Goodwin Procter Sponsors ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee Winter Meeting in Park City, UT - January 9-12, 2016

Don’t miss the Goodwin Procter team (Margaret Crockett and David Permut) at the Welcome Reception on January 9, 2016 at 6:30.  Other highlights of the Winter Meeting, include: a panel presentation called “RESPA Update: Lighthouse, and PHH, and MSAs, oh my!” and a CLE Program presented by the Housing Finance Subcommittee,…

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Happy Birthday to LenderLaw Watch!

On Friday, November 13, LenderLaw Watch celebrated its first birthday! On behalf of our bloggers and all of us at Goodwin Procter‘s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice, we want to mark the happy occasion by saying thank you to our readers! We look forward to another year of trend tracking…

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Hefferon And Permut To Speak About Litigation Trends At MBA's Regulatory Compliance Conference in DC

David Permut, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice will be a panelist September 20, 2015 at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Regulatory Compliance Conference in Washington DC.  Permut’s panel will be reviewing claims against the mortgage industry, including buybacks and repurchases, claims related to MERS, UDAAPs and claims…

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Hefferon Serves As Co-Chair And Panelist At ACI's 23rd National Conference On Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation – July 27-28, 2015

Goodwin Procter partner and chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice, Thomas Hefferon, will serve as the conference co-chair and speak on a panel titled “Consumer Finance Class Action Litigation and Settlement Trends and New and Emerging Procedural Considerations: Certification and Other Procedural Developments, Offers of Judgment/Full Relief,…

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