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Clark Hill Attorney Joann Needleman to Speak at Michigan Bankers Association 2016 Annual Convention on June 22, 2016

June 9, 2016

DETROIT, MI – Clark Hill attorney Joann Needleman will present “The Impact of the CFPB on Small and Regional Banks from Lending to Recovery” at the Michigan Bankers Association 2016 Annual Convention on June 22, 2016 on at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

It has been five years since the launch of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Initially, the CFPB focused on larger banks and non-banks. However, smaller and regional banks should not overlook the power Congress gave to the CFPB. Needleman will discuss the regulatory background and authority given to the CFPB, its organizational structure, how the CFPB discharges its authority, how the CFPB differs from prudential regulators, how the CFPB collaborates with states attorneys general, and why lending issues, disparate impact, and the collection of debt will be important issues that cannot be overlooked.

Needleman, leader of Clark Hill’s Consumer Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance group, has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, successfully defending creditors against claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act as well as state statutes. She provides counsel, consultation and litigation services to financial institutions, law firms, credit reporting agencies, and debt buyers throughout the country.

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