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Stephen represents clients interacting with, and being investigated by, state attorneys general and other enforcement bodies, including the CFPB and FTC, as well as clients involved with litigation, particularly in heavily regulated industries.

In a January 10 ruling, U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis sided with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), finding that they may continue in their fight to show that the South Carolina state court system’s restriction on automated “scraping” of eviction-related case information violates their First Amendment right to access

In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Stephen Piepgrass welcomes Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement Partner Ryan Strasser and Williams & Jensen Partner Matt Hoekstra to discuss how law firms can work with firms like Matt’s on behalf of clients during congressional inquiries with parallel AG investigations or consumer litigation.

Additionally, our attorneys and Matt

Yesterday, 14 Republican attorneys general (AGs) filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other co-plaintiffs against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau), alleging that the Bureau exceeded its statutory authority by amending its examination manual to include discrimination, and in particular disparate

In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Stephen Piepgrass is joined by Nevada First Assistant Attorney General Kyle George and Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement attorneys Ketan Bhirud and Michael Yaghi to discuss the use of separate litigation and settlement counsel for AG investigations. Kyle also discusses the unique nature of attorney general investigations as

In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Stephen Piepgrass welcomes Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement Partner Amy Williams and Health Sciences Partner Asher Funk to discuss the similarities and differences between the federal False Claims Act and state false claims acts, as well as emerging trends in state false claims act enforcement.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a report, focused on the current student loan servicing market that laid out the results of several supervisory efforts related to student lending. Higher education lenders and loan servicers should pay close attention to the report’s findings, which signal the CFPB’s interest in enforcing the Consumer

In response to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in Community Financial Services Association of America, Ltd. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFSA) that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) funding mechanism is unconstitutional, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter on October 24th to the CFPB, calling its continued operations into question and foreshadowing

Two dozen Republican attorneys general (AGs), led by Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti and Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, sent a letter to the CEOs of credit card giants Visa, American Express, and Mastercard, warning them to halt plans that would add a new merchant category code for gun retailers. The International Organization for Standardization