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Brent R. Lindahl, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski to Speak at KC’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Enforcement Authority: What the Future May Hold Live Webcast

New York, NY, November 05, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Brent R. Lindahl, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Enforcement Authority: What the Future May Hold Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for November 16, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Brent R. Lindahl

Brent R. Lindahl is a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski's Minneapolis office and is a member of the firm's litigation department. He focuses on business and commercial litigation, primarily mortgage banking and consumer financial services litigation and class actions.

Over the course of his career, Brent has defended lenders and other financial institutions in individual and class action litigation in state and federal courts across the country, as well as investigations brought by various state and federal regulatory bodies, including state attorneys general and departments of commerce/insurance, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) formed under Dodd Frank. He has substantial experience representing these clients in matters alleging predatory or deceptive lending practices under various state and federal laws, such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), as well as state consumer protection, deceptive practice, loan suitability and banking statutes. He also has advised mortgage lenders and other financial institutions on a wide variety of state and federal regulatory compliance matters.

In addition, Brent has represented businesses in a variety of complex commercial disputes, including executive termination and change of control, products liability, insurance and construction matters.

About Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. is an international law firm serving the needs of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individual clients around the world. Fulbright is one of the largest law firms in the United States with approximately 900 lawyers and more than 75 integrated practice areas providing a broad range of industries with a full complement of legal services critical to operating in today’s global economy.

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Event Synopsis:

The CFPB’s one-year anniversary (July 21, 2012) is fast approaching, but it has yet to flex its enforcement muscle. This is an opportune time to analyze the CFPB’s enforcement authority and how it may be used. Such an analysis is all the more appropriate because there is considerable uncertainty regarding just what the scope of that authority will be. In particular, there is uncertainty regarding the entities that the CFPB will regulate as well as the conduct that it will target.

Title 10 of the Dodd-Frank Act, known as the Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”), grants the CFPB authority of varying degrees over three broad classes of entities: (1) depository institutions with $10 billion or more in assets; (2) depository institutions with less than $10 billion in assets; and (3) certain nondepository institutions (“non-depository covered persons”). The allocation of authority between the CFPB and other federal agencies with respect to these three categories of institutions is less than clear cut. The CFPA gives the CFPB rulemaking authority over all of these entities, but allocates examination and enforcement authority very differently. The CFPB will have exclusive examination authority only over large depository institutions (the first of the three categories). Other banking agencies will retain their examination authority over smaller institutions. As to enforcement authority, the CFPB will have to coordinate, and potentially compete, with other federal agencies. While the CFPA gives the CFPB “primary” enforcement authority over large depository institutions and certain non-depository institutions, other agencies may exercise enforcement authority as well, if they recommend an enforcement action to the CFPB and the CFPB fails to proceed. Moreover, the precise contours of these three categories of entities are still being defined.

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