We Wrote the Book on Consumer Finance

Twelve Manatt attorneys contributed to the sixth edition of the leading desk reference in consumer financial services law, Practising Law Institute’s Consumer Financial Services Answer Book. Publishing in June 2017, Manatt lawyers contributed to nearly half of the twenty-seven chapters, the largest contribution of any law firm. Manatt’s Richard Gottlieb, co-chair of the firm’s financial services practice, once again served as lead editor. 

The 2017 edition continues to provide practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the laws governing consumer financial services, addressing the numerous developments, guidance and actions that have emerged from the CFPB, including the latest developments in:

  • The CFPB and its viability after the 2016 Elections and key court rulings
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
  • Mortgage Servicing and Foreclosures
  • Short Term Lending

The Consumer Financial Services Answer Book 2017 likewise includes a new chapter on marketplace lending. In addition, Manatt lawyers co-authored the following chapters:

  • Consumer Loan Products and the Federal Regulation of Consumer Credit: Richard Gottlieb and Paul Heeringa
  • CFPB Enforcement: Richard Gottlieb
  • Electronic Fund Transfer Act: Howard Kao
  • Marketplace Lending: Brian Korn and Benjamin Brickner
  • Mortgage Loan Servicing: Brett Natarelli
  • Privacy and Data Security: Donna Wilson and Ethan Roman
  • Residential Foreclosures and Evictions: Brett Natarelli
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act: Howard Kao
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act & Military Lending Act: Richard Gottlieb
  • Service Providers and Vendor Management: Richard Gottlieb and John McGuinness
  • Short-Term Lending: Richard Gottlieb and Brandon Reilly
  • Telemarketing and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Richard Gottlieb and Diana Eisner
  • Truth in Lending Act: Charles Washburn and Howard Kao

To purchase copies of the book, please visit the PLI website here or contact one of our authors.



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