Goodwin Procter today announced the launch of LenderLaw Watch, a new firm blog that monitors, chronicles and analyzes news and legal issues affecting clients and others in the consumer finance industry.
Financial services companies—including banks and non-bank lenders—face many legal challenges today, including government investigations and enforcement actions, a shifting regulatory landscape, novel civil litigation theories and other litigation risks. Especially as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other regulators issue guidance and promulgate new rules and regulations impacting the consumer finance industry, it is now more critical than ever that corporate counsel stay abreast of these developments and related enforcement and litigation trends in order to manage institutional risks.
The blog is intended to serve as a resource for the wide range of legal challenges in the consumer finance industry. LenderLaw Watch aggregates news, Goodwin legal analysis and commentary on various legal topics including:
- State and federal enforcement actions
- Consumer protection statutes and regulations
- Consumer protection litigation
- TILA, RESPA and other federal notice and disclosure requirements
- Financial institution fraud, including claims under state and federal False Claims Acts and FIRREA
“We are always seeking ways to add value in the industry that Goodwin’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice serves,” said Sabrina Rose-Smith, editor of Goodwin’s LenderLaw Watch blog. “The LenderLaw Watch blog and Twitter handle allow us to give our target audience – in house counsel at banks and financial services companies – a quick way to access new developments, follow litigation or enforcement trends, or get ahead of changes in the law according to their specific interests and on their own time, without pushing content they don’t need into their already over-crowded inboxes every week.”
The blog will be led by Goodwin Procter partner Sabrina Rose-Smith, and will feature content contributions from other partners and associates in the practice group.