Fair Lending Laws: Evolving Regulatory and Litigation Landscape

Responding to the Latest Challenges in Fair Lending Enforcement

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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This CLE course will discuss the latest regulatory developments in fair lending laws as well as litigation and enforcement trends, and discuss strategies to maintain compliant fair lending programs amid evolving standards.


Significant regulatory and enforcement changes to fair lending laws are underway as the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) assumes responsibility for promulgating new regulations for many of the fair lending laws and concurrent enforcement authority with existing regulatory agencies.

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition recently filed 22 fair lending complaints with HUD’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity challenging lending requirements of many FHA lenders. In December, DOJ reached a $2 million settlement with PrimeLending signaling vigorous enforcement action.

Legal advisors to lenders with fair lending obligations must understand the impending regulatory developments and enforcement trends to effectively counsel their clients on potential changes to their fair lending programs.

Listen as our authoritative panel of banking attorneys guides you through the most recent developments in fair lending laws and trends in fair lending litigation and enforcement.



  1. Regulatory developments in fair lending
    1. Impact of Dodd-Frank Act
    3. Authority of Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
    4. Loan originator compensation rules
    5. Community Reinvestment Act
  2. Litigation and enforcement developments in fair lending
    1. National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) fair lending complaints against FHA lenders
    2. Department of Justice (DOJ) fair lending investigation and enforcement activity


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What is the expected impact of amendments to various fair lending laws pursuant to Dodd-Frank Act on lending activities and reporting requirements of depository institutions?
  • What is the CFPB's authority with respect to defining activities subject to fair lending?
  • How has the enforcement framework of fair lending changed and what can financial institutions expect in 2011?
  • What impact will the new mortgage originator compensation rules have on fair lending obligations?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Richard J. Andreano
Richard J. Andreano

Patton & Boggs

He offers clients nearly 25 years of experience and a thorough understanding of issues facing the financial services,...  |  Read More

Anthony J. Laura
Anthony J. Laura

Patton Boggs

He represents companies in a wide variety of industries in defense of product liability matters and complex commercial...  |  Read More

Brian Montgomery
Brian Montgomery

The Collingwood Group

From 2005 to mid-2009, he served as Assistant Secretary of HUD and FHA Commissioner. He was responsible for the...  |  Read More

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