Pennsylvania has one of the most active Attorney General offices when it comes to bringing cases against financial companies. This is due to the office’s Consumer Financial Protection Unit, which was formed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro in 2017 because of the expectation that the CFPB would become less potent in protecting consumers. The Unit is led by Nicholas Smyth, a former CFPB enforcement lawyer.
Alan Kaplinsky, the Chair of our Consumer Financial Services Group, will interview Mr. Smyth in a webinar on September 4. Chris Willis will present an industry perspective. The webinar registration form is available here.