Power 30: Government Enforcement and Litigation Updates
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The CFPB is actively focusing on financing of optional products, and the FTC recently announced its CARS Rule to “prohibit exploitative junk fees in the car-buying process.” Meanwhile, the federal and state regulators are continuing their coordinated enforcement efforts, and the consumer plaintiffs’ bar is keeping the pressure on. In this session, Julia and Rob will discuss recent developments in government enforcement and consumer litigation, and the implications they may have on the auto finance industry.
Julia Whitelock & Rob Tilley, Hudson Cook, LLP
Julia represents businesses facing individual and class action litigation and arbitration arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and other federal and state consumer protection laws. She has successfully enforced arbitration clauses, defeated class certification, and obtained favorable resolution of consumer claims on individual and class bases.
Rob is a senior associate in the firm's Washington, DC office. He represents consumer financial services companies in government investigations, enforcement actions, and consumer disputes. He regularly represents clients before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and state attorneys general. He has also represented clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration organizations throughout the country.