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Our Consumer Financial Services Watch blog focuses on news and developments related to consumer financial products and services.

K&L Gates maintains one of the most prominent global financial services practices—with lawyers representing diversified financial services institutions and their affiliated service providers. The Consumer Financial Services practice divides its work among transactional, regulatory compliance, government enforcement, licensing and approvals, public policy and governmental affairs, and litigation (including class action defense). Recently, we were named as a "Standout" law firm for Securities & Finance Litigation in BTI Consulting Group’s 2015 Litigation Outlook survey. With an exceptional depth of knowledge and experience, the group leads the way in assisting clients with navigating the complex array of federal and state laws that regulate their businesses, structuring transactions, and defending private and government actions.

Our presence in Washington, D.C. enhances our ability to work with the various federal agencies that supervise financial service providers. Our close proximity to those agencies is particularly useful in our efforts to obtain agency approvals and defend against administrative enforcement actions.

Complementing our strength within the United States, our Australian Consumer Financial Services team has a wealth of experience in this diverse area of law, assisting local and overseas banks, lenders, corporate borrowers, wealth managers and financial service intermediaries. Our team in Australia focuses on regulatory and financial services matters, consumer financial services and payment systems.

Collectively, our clients represent a cross-section of the financial services industry, including traditional financial services companies (such as depository institutions, mortgage lenders, auto lenders, consumer finance companies, student lenders, credit card issuers, loan servicers, broker dealers, payday lenders, investment banks, money services businesses, prepaid card issuers and sellers, and payment systems providers), as well as non-financial companies that might incidentally provide financial services to their customers (such as homebuilders, retailers, title insurers and agencies, real estate brokers, relocation service companies, online financial service aggregators, insurance companies, and technology companies).

We also represent companies that support the consumer financial services industry, but which do not provide services directly to consumers. For example, we represent broker-dealers, venture capital firms and hedge funds that invest in providers of consumer financial services, rating agencies, vendor and appraisal management companies, technology vendors to the financial services industry, and document preparation companies.

Areas of Practice

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Associate
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Counsel
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Associate
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Associate
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Partner
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Practice Area Leader - Litigation
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Senior Of Counsel
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Partner
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Associate
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Enforcement
Represented mortgage loan servicer in CFPB UDAAP enforcement action.
Represented national bank in CFPB fair lending and UDAAP investigation.
Fair Lending
Develop fair lending monitoring programs for large bank-regulated lenders and smaller, regional lenders.
Defended regional lender in Department of Justice investigation involving alleged redlining.
Drafted user agreements and transaction documents for various prepaid card and mobile payment programs.
Defended large national lenders in state attorneys general fair lending investigations involving alleged loan pricing disparities and product steering.
Defended lenders in Department of Housing and Urban Development investigations involving disability benefits.
Licensing and Approvals
Nationwide change of control in which a publicly traded company acquired two nationwide mortgage lenders and their various subsidiaries.
Nationwide money service business license maintenance project.
Federal registration of numerous majority-owned subsidiaries of a national bank and their mortgage loan originators.