Chris Willis, co-chair of the CFS Regulatory Practice, Announces the Publication of the 2022 CFS Year in Review and a Look Ahead

Troutman Pepper’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group consists of more than 120 attorneys and professionals nationwide, who bring extensive experience in litigation, regulatory enforcement, and compliance. Our trial attorneys have litigated thousands of individual and class-action lawsuits involving cutting-edge issues across the country, and our regulatory and compliance attorneys have handled numerous 50-state investigations and nationwide compliance analyses.

We are pleased to share our annual review of regulatory and legal developments in the consumer financial services industry. Our team has prepared this organized and thorough analysis of the most important issues and trends throughout our industry. We not only examined what happened in 2022, but also what to expect — and how to prepare — for the months ahead.

This is our seventh year of publishing this highly anticipated compendium, and we are pleased to make it available for your benefit.

Topics covered include:

  • Auto Finance
  • Background Screening
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Consumer Credit Reporting
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Debt Collection
  • Fair Lending
  • FinTech
  • Mortgage
  • Payment Processing and Cards
  • Small Dollar Lending
  • Student Lending
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Tribal Lending
  • Uniform Commercial Code and Banking

To download and share our report, please click here.

Photo of H. Scott Kelly H. Scott Kelly

Scott is a consumer data and privacy specialist. He regularly defends against data breach lawsuits and class action claims asserted under federal and state consumer-protection statutes (FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, UCC, UDAAP, RICO). Scott represents companies on an array of data privacy issues, including

Scott is a consumer data and privacy specialist. He regularly defends against data breach lawsuits and class action claims asserted under federal and state consumer-protection statutes (FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, UCC, UDAAP, RICO). Scott represents companies on an array of data privacy issues, including background screening, consumer reporting, data breaches, ransomware attacks, and related regulatory investigations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state attorneys general.

Photo of Jared Bissell Jared Bissell

Jared Bissell is an attorney in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services and Financial Services Litigation practices where he is dedicated to obtaining optimal results for clients in a variety of compliance issues as well as federal and state litigation matters.

Photo of Chris Capurso Chris Capurso

Chris focuses his practice on consumer financial services compliance, guiding clients through the many federal and state laws and regulations that impact consumer credit programs.

Photo of Mary C. Zinsner Mary C. Zinsner

Mary focuses her practice on litigation and strategy in lender liability, check and bank operation, class action, consumer finance, fiduciary matters, and creditor’s rights disputes. While Mary litigates extensively in the federal and state trial and appellate courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the…

Mary focuses her practice on litigation and strategy in lender liability, check and bank operation, class action, consumer finance, fiduciary matters, and creditor’s rights disputes. While Mary litigates extensively in the federal and state trial and appellate courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, she represents banking clients in cases of all sizes nationwide.

Photo of Joseph DeFazio Joseph DeFazio

Joseph DeFazio has extensive experience as a trial and appellate litigator in federal and state courts. He represents and advises a wide array of financial services companies in matters related to consumer protection laws and regulations.

Photo of Alan D. Wingfield Alan D. Wingfield

Alan Wingfield helps consumer-facing clients navigate compliance, litigation and regulatory risks posed by the complex web of state and federal consumer protection laws. He is a trusted advisor and tireless advocate, helping clients develop practical compliance and dispute-resolution strategies.

Photo of Massie P. Cooper Massie P. Cooper

Massie helps businesses resolve complex, high-stakes disputes. Applying significant courtroom experience and knowledge of her clients’ industry sectors, she creates strategies that help her clients achieve their goals.

Photo of Tina Safi Felahi Tina Safi Felahi

Tina represents health care clients, including health plans and health care insurers, in complex business litigation matters. She is particularly experienced in handling managed care disputes from inception through trial.

Photo of Robyn Lin Robyn Lin

Robyn is a privacy and data security attorney who focuses on helping clients understand and maintain data compliance.

Photo of Meagan Mihalko Meagan Mihalko

Meagan Mihalko’s national practice includes defending both class action and individual matters involving federal consumer protection statutes like the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Photo of Ethan G. Ostroff Ethan G. Ostroff

Ethan Ostroff’s practice focuses on financial services litigation and consumer law compliance counseling. Ethan is part of the firm’s national practice representing consumer-facing companies of all types in defense of individual and class action claims and counseling them on compliance with federal and

Ethan Ostroff’s practice focuses on financial services litigation and consumer law compliance counseling. Ethan is part of the firm’s national practice representing consumer-facing companies of all types in defense of individual and class action claims and counseling them on compliance with federal and state laws.

Photo of Jed Komisin Jed Komisin

Jed defends clients engaged in civil litigation. He has significant courtroom experience and works with his clients to find comprehensive solutions to their legal issues.

Photo of Courtney Hitchcock Courtney Hitchcock
Photo of Brooke Conkle Brooke Conkle

Brooke Conkle offers consumer-facing companies compliance counseling and litigation services to help them address federal and state consumer protection laws. Recognizing the challenges facing financial services companies, she provides in-depth analysis of complex issues related to consumer protection and compliance.

Photo of Ronald I. Raether, Jr. Ronald I. Raether, Jr.

Ron leads the firm’s Privacy + Cyber team. Drawing from nearly 30 years of experience, he provides comprehensive services to companies in all aspects of privacy, security, data use, and risk mitigation. Clients rely on his in-depth understanding of technology and its application

Ron leads the firm’s Privacy + Cyber team. Drawing from nearly 30 years of experience, he provides comprehensive services to companies in all aspects of privacy, security, data use, and risk mitigation. Clients rely on his in-depth understanding of technology and its application to their business to solve their most important challenges — from implementation and strategy to litigation and incident response. Ron and his team have redefined the boundaries of typical law firm privacy and cyber services in offering a 360 degree approach to tackling information governance issues. Their holistic services include drafting and implementing bespoke privacy programs, program implementation, licensing, financing and M&A transactions, incident response, privacy and cyber litigation, regulatory investigations, and enforcement experience.

Photo of Elizabeth Briones Elizabeth Briones

Elizabeth is an associate in the Consumer Financial Services practice who represents businesses large and small – from corporations to local partnerships. She is an experienced litigator with a background in complex matters ranging from corporate contract disputes, premises liability, negligence, fraud, and…

Elizabeth is an associate in the Consumer Financial Services practice who represents businesses large and small – from corporations to local partnerships. She is an experienced litigator with a background in complex matters ranging from corporate contract disputes, premises liability, negligence, fraud, and other business torts. She has appeared in state, federal, and multidistrict litigation.

Photo of Carter Nichols Carter Nichols

Carter is an associate in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice. His practice focuses on consumer protection statutes and complex litigation, including claims arising under Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Protection Act (FDCPA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Photo of Stephen Lozier Stephen Lozier

Steve Lozier counsels banks, consumer reporting agencies and other financial services institutions on various litigation matters involving both state and federal law. Using knowledge gained through experience, Steve helps clients navigate litigation proceedings to reach an efficient and equitable outcome.

Photo of Alexandria Pritchett Alexandria Pritchett

Alexandria is an associate in the firm’s Privacy + Cyber Practice Group. She recently graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she completed her J.D. and served as president of the Black Law Students Association.

Photo of Cindy D. Hanson Cindy D. Hanson

Consumer finance clients trust Cindy’s experience and skill to resolve their most challenging cases. Focused on class action defense, Cindy has handled numerous FCRA cases and is the point of contact for consumer protection defense.

Photo of David M. Gettings David M. Gettings

Dave is a partner of the firm who focuses on defending clients in consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation nationwide, particularly cases involving a variety of federal and state laws and regulations, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer

Dave is a partner of the firm who focuses on defending clients in consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation nationwide, particularly cases involving a variety of federal and state laws and regulations, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and associated FCC regulations, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and many similar state consumer protection statutes.

Photo of Tim Bado Tim Bado

Tim is an associate in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group, where he represents corporations and individuals facing potential civil and criminal exposure. Tim’s experience in government investigations, enforcement actions, and white-collar litigation spans a number of industries, including…

Tim is an associate in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group, where he represents corporations and individuals facing potential civil and criminal exposure. Tim’s experience in government investigations, enforcement actions, and white-collar litigation spans a number of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, health care, and government contracting, among others.

Photo of David N. Anthony David N. Anthony

David Anthony handles litigation against consumer financial services businesses and other highly regulated companies across the United States. He is a strategic thinker who balances his extensive litigation experience with practical business advice to solve companies’ hardest problems.

Photo of Virginia Bell Flynn Virginia Bell Flynn

Virginia is a partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice and specifically within the Financial Services Litigation practice. She represents clients in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate level in the areas of complex litigation and business disputes…

Virginia is a partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice and specifically within the Financial Services Litigation practice. She represents clients in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate level in the areas of complex litigation and business disputes, health care litigation, including ERISA and out-of-network issues, and consumer litigation in over 21 states nationwide. As a result of new legal developments, she increasingly counsels clients to ensure they comply with the myriad of growing laws in the consumer law with a particular emphasis on the intersection of TCPA and HIPAA.

Photo of Edgar Vargas Edgar Vargas

Edgar is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He assists clients on compliance and litigation issues, including issues regarding privacy and cybersecurity laws. He is fluent in Spanish, allowing him to effectively communicate with and serve Spanish speaking clients.

Photo of Chad R. Fuller Chad R. Fuller

Chad is a partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice with a primary focus in financial services litigation. He is an accomplished trial attorney who has served as lead counsel in state and federal courts across the country in which he represents…

Chad is a partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice with a primary focus in financial services litigation. He is an accomplished trial attorney who has served as lead counsel in state and federal courts across the country in which he represents clients in consumer class actions and general business litigation. Chad has particular speciality with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and has also broadened his practice into more traditional areas of health care litigation.

Photo of Sadia Mirza Sadia Mirza

Sadia leads the firm’s Incidents + Investigations team, advising clients on all aspects of data security and privacy issues. She is the first point of contact when a security incident or data breach is suspected, and plays a central role in her clients’

Sadia leads the firm’s Incidents + Investigations team, advising clients on all aspects of data security and privacy issues. She is the first point of contact when a security incident or data breach is suspected, and plays a central role in her clients’ cybersecurity strategies.

Photo of Carlin McCrory Carlin McCrory

A seasoned regulatory and compliance attorney, Carlin brings extensive experience representing financial institutions, fintechs, lenders, payment processors, neobanks, virtual currency companies, and mortgage servicers.

Photo of Jonathan Kenney Jonathan Kenney

Jonathan Kenney manages class action and individual litigation with a primary focus on consumer law, business disputes and commercial disputes. He has particular experience in Kentucky and West Virginia, where he has successfully tried cases before both state and federal courts.

Photo of Sarah Siu Sarah Siu

Sarah Siu leverages her clerkship and litigation experience to help consumer-facing companies navigate the complex world of consumer protection litigation.

Photo of Jim Trefil Jim Trefil

James K. Trefil is counsel in Troutman Pepper’s Consumer Financial Services practice, with a primary focus on Financial Services Litigation. His practice includes the representation of clients in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate level, with a focus on…

James K. Trefil is counsel in Troutman Pepper’s Consumer Financial Services practice, with a primary focus on Financial Services Litigation. His practice includes the representation of clients in federal and state court, both at the trial and appellate level, with a focus on areas of complex litigation, financial services litigation and consumer litigation. James has represented clients within these areas in a wide variety of litigation matters involving class actions, contracts, torts, and federal and state consumer protection laws.

Photo of Mark J. Windham Mark J. Windham

Mark is counsel in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. Mark’s practice includes representing national, regional and local banks, nonbank lenders, and mortgage servicers in federal and state litigation.

Photo of Noah DiPasquale Noah DiPasquale

Noah helps clients in the consumer finance industry navigate national class-action litigation by employing rigorous advocacy skills to pursue client goals.

Photo of Jonathan Floyd Jonathan Floyd

Jonathan is an associate in the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, with a primary focus on financial services litigation. He represents clients in class actions and business disputes in both federal and state courts.

Photo of Jon S. Hubbard Jon S. Hubbard

Jon Hubbard is an attorney with substantial experience in the financial services and insurance industries. Jon represents clients across the country in class actions, consumer litigation, contract and insurance disputes, pre-litigation analysis, and regulatory compliance.

Photo of Stephen Steinlight Stephen Steinlight

Stephen Steinlight has nearly two decades of experience as a trial and appellate litigator in federal and state courts and arbitrations in an expansive range of complex business, commercial, corporate, real estate, banking, financial services, consumer finance, securities industry/broker-dealer, white-collar/regulatory, ERISA, and labor

Stephen Steinlight has nearly two decades of experience as a trial and appellate litigator in federal and state courts and arbitrations in an expansive range of complex business, commercial, corporate, real estate, banking, financial services, consumer finance, securities industry/broker-dealer, white-collar/regulatory, ERISA, and labor and employment matters.

Photo of Keith J. Barnett Keith J. Barnett

Keith’s experience representing clients in the financial services industry as a litigation, compliance, regulatory, investigations (internal and regulatory), and enforcement attorney spans 20 years. Keith represents clients against government regulators (CFPB, FTC, SEC, CFTC), industry regulators (FINRA), and private litigants in federal courts…

Keith’s experience representing clients in the financial services industry as a litigation, compliance, regulatory, investigations (internal and regulatory), and enforcement attorney spans 20 years. Keith represents clients against government regulators (CFPB, FTC, SEC, CFTC), industry regulators (FINRA), and private litigants in federal courts, state courts, and before arbitration and administrative law panels in the financial services industry.

Photo of Paul Boller Paul Boller

Paul Boller helps clients navigate a variety of federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements in consumer financial services.

Photo of Tim J. St. George Tim J. St. George

Tim defends institutions nationwide facing class actions and individual lawsuits. He has particular experience litigating consumer class actions, including industry-leading expertise in cases arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its state law counterparts, as well as litigation arising from data breaches.