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Practice Overview

Skadden’s Consumer Financial Services Enforcement and Litigation Group represents many of the nation’s leading banks, lenders, loan servicers, insurance companies and other consumer financial services companies in connection with government investigations, examinations, enforcement actions and class action litigation.  We advise these clients in all aspects of their consumer financial products and services, including mortgage, credit card, auto and student lending and servicing; deposit-related products; and the sale of insurance products to consumers.

Our enforcement practice includes the representation of companies and individuals in investigations and litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the Federal Trade Commission; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; federal bank regulators, including Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board; state attorneys general; congressional committees; and other federal and state enforcement and regulatory agencies.

We regularly represent financial services companies in federal and state consumer class action litigation, including lawsuits under the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Civil Rights Act, and unfair and deceptive business practice statutes, as well as matters brought under state consumer protection, sales practices, privacy and anti-discrimination statutes.

Our group also has an active examination and regulatory compliance practice, providing ongoing advice regarding day-to-day compliance, fair lending, statistical modeling and litigation risk management. We regularly assist clients in preparing for and managing the regulatory examination process and in responding to examination findings, and we provide ongoing advice regarding clients’ existing compliance and self-assessment programs.

We also advise clients regarding compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and other consumer protection laws.  Our attorneys conduct regulatory and legal risk assessments for clients considering strategic partnerships or acquisitions and conduct litigation and enforcement risk assessments.

Our group and attorneys have repeatedly been included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Hot Topics
04.11.14Payday Lenders That Used Tribal Affiliation to Illegally Garnish Wages Settle with FTC
04.11.14FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop
04.10.14United States Sues Oyster Bay, N.Y., for Housing Discrimination
04.09.14CFPB Orders Bank Of America To Pay $727 Million In Consumer Relief For Illegal Credit Card Practices
04.07.14Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Greenlining Institute’s Economic Summit
03.25.14CFPB Finds Four Out of Five Payday Loans are Rolled Over or Renewed
03.25.14Director Richard Cordray Remarks at the Payday Field Hearing
03.19.14U.S. District Judge Finds that FTC Can Sue Deceptive Payday Loan Business Regardless of American Indian Tribal Affiliation
03.19.14Madigan Files Suit Against Chicago Area Lender for Selling Short-Term Loan Designed to Evade State Reforms
02.27.14CFPB Sues For-Profit College Chain ITT For Predatory Lending

  Anand S. Raman
Partner | Washington, D.C.
T: 202.371.7019
F: 202.661.9023
  Joseph L. Barloon
Partner | Washington, D.C.
T: 202.371.7322
F: 202.661.8254
  William J. Sweet, Jr.
Partner | Washington, D.C.
T: 202.371.7030
F: 202.661.8240
  Jamie L. Boucher
Partner | Washington, D.C.
T: 202.371.7369
F: 202.661.8258


Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement