Best Practices for Complying with Fair Lending Laws

February 28, 2012
New York Office
36th Floor 399 Park Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets)
New York, NY

The topic of fair lending has become a significant priority for the federal banking agencies and the Department of Justice in recent years.  The consequences of violating the fair lending laws can be dire, making it critically important for the boards of financial institutions to understand the laws and take steps to ensure compliance. In this Roundtable, our panelists will summarize the state of fair lending regulation, focusing on recent settlements and enforcement actions, as well as best practices for compliance.  Among the issues we will discuss are:

 - An overview of the fair lending laws
- Proactive fair lending reviews and other best practices
- Recent settlements and enforcement actions
- Referrals
- Attorney-client privilege issues
 -Affect of the Dodd-Frank Act on fair lending

Michael Mierzewski, Partner, Financial Services Practice, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
Jeremy Hochberg, Associate, Financial Services Practice, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
David Kogut, Principal, Charles River Associates, Washington, DC

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