Broadcast Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Consumer financial service regulators have been actively expanding their reach and authority over financial institutions, nonbank partners, and service providers over an increasing number of business practices.  Since much of this expansion is accomplished without formal rulemaking, it is important for financial service companies to stay on top of the informal agency guidance and actions.  We will discuss the latest regulatory trends and developments and what to watch for in 2023 from agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). We will also discuss notable enforcement actions and litigation in these regulatory areas.

Listen as experienced professionals in consumer finance James W. Sandy and Katherine Romano Schnack of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the latest regulatory trends and developments in consumer finance. Speakers, among other things, will also offer practical tips and compliance strategies in this ever-changing legal landscape.

Key topics include:

  • Consumer Finance: Latest trends and developments
  • Enforcement against “junk fees” and “dark patterns”
  • CFPB expansion over digital assets and privacy
  • FTC’s expansion of “unfair” acts or practices
  • The Federal Reserve’s upcoming real-time payments service, FedNow
  • The FTC’s proposed trade regulation rule for auto dealers, and what it means for holders of consumer credit contracts
  • What Lies Ahead in 2023


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of consumer finance


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

James W. Sandy, Member
Experienced Consumer Financial Services Trial and Appellate Lawyer

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

James “Jim” W. Sandy is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in civil and commercial litigation. He focuses on advising national mortgage servicing companies, national banks, national auto finance companies, and small businesses in cases involving federal and state regulatory matters, consumer complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits in both state and federal court. He also publishes “The Bullet Point: An Ohio Commercial Law Bulletin” on a bi-weekly basis. Jim received his J.D. from University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Katherine Romano Schnack, Of Counsel
Experienced Consumer Financial Services Compliance Counsel

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

Katherine Romano Schnack is an experienced financial institutions compliance counsel who works directly with credit unions, banks, fintechs, and processors. With a particular knowledge of payments, Katherine advises clients on the complex liability, fraud, and compliance considerations at play, including the overlapping schemes of regulations and card network rules. The payments ecosystem is always evolving, and clients need up-to-the-minute advice on options such as real time payments. Katherine keeps a close eye on developments such as the Federal Reserve’s FedNow service to counsel a wide range of industry participants on the legal impact of those unique regulatory requirements.  Katherine received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.


James W. SandyMember

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC


Katherine Romano SchnackOf Counsel

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

  • An update on the constitutional challenge to the CFPB, next steps, and impact on current enforcement actions and investigations.
  • Expansions of regulatory agency authority including:
    • FTC expansion of “unfair” acts or practices
    • Expansion by CFPB and OCC over nonbank partnerships and digital assets (crypto)
    • Expansion by CFPB over privacy concerns as unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP)
  • CFPB and FTC attacks on “junk fees” and “dark patterns”
  • The Federal Reserve’s upcoming real-time payments service, FedNow, launching in 2023, with discussion of operational challenges and the regulations that will apply to it
  • The FTC’s trade regulation rule for motor vehicle dealers and effects on holders of consumer credit contracts

Date & Time:

Thursday, January 26, 2023

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Consumer Finance Lawyers
  • Banking & Finance Lawyers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Financial Reporting Officers
  • Finance Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Lending/Loan Officers
  • Accountants
  • Controllers/Comptrollers
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James W. SandyMember
Experienced Consumer Financial Services Trial and Appellate Lawyer
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Katherine Romano SchnackOf Counsel
Experienced Consumer Financial Services Compliance Counsel
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC



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