Mayer Brown lawyers have substantial experience counseling and representing bank and non-bank consumer financial services providers in a wide variety of matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). We have a proven track record of helping companies minimize legal, regulatory and reputational risks. When necessary, we vigorously defend our clients’ interests in regulatory enforcement actions and private litigation.


We have represented or are representing:

  • A prominent online real estate platform in a CFPB investigation involving its marketing and advertising practices, which allows for mortgage lenders and real estate agents to advertise jointly.
  • A lender in a CFPB investigation into the company’s loan originator compensation practices.
  • A private equity firm in a CFPB investigation inquiring into the firm’s oversight and exercise of control over a large mortgage lender that is the subject of enforcement proceedings involving alleged Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) violations.
  • A federal savings and loan in a CFPB fair lending investigation. The matter involves a review of possible redlining practices.
  • A bank in a CFPB investigation concerning its consumer collection calling practices.
  • An online and catalog retailer that offers credit to its customers in a CFPB investigation of the company’s debt collection and debt sale practices.

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