Glaser Weil Partner Richard Gottlieb co-authored the Consumer Financial Services Answer Book, recently published by Practising Law Institute. He is the founding, senior editor and co-author of the leading consumer credit desk reference, which has been published annually for over a decade.
The book is targeted to consumer financial services lawyers and compliance professionals and gives readers a core understanding of the relevant laws and emerging issues along with a wealth of practice tips. It also gives readers insight into the enforcement and regulatory activities and priorities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state regulators. The 2024 edition provides updated chapters on the primary laws affecting practitioners in the field, including:
- the Truth in Lending Act,
- the Fair Credit Reporting Act,
- the Equal Credit Opportunity Act,
- the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN),
- the Electronic Fund Transfer Act,
- the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,
- the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,
- the Servicemember Civil Relief Act and the Military Lending Act,
- and unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP) laws.
The book also has relevant chapters for those focused on mortgage lending and servicing as well as those who deal with automotive finance. Further, updated chapters on federal preemption, privacy, consumer bankruptcy, credit cards, student lending, service providers and short-term lending address these other important coverage areas.
Richard chairs the Firm’s Financial Services Department, and likewise leads the Firm’s Banking Response Task Force. In his more than three decades of practice in financial services, he has counseled and successfully defended the largest banks, consumer lenders and related companies in multiple bet-the-company class action and B2B litigation, mortgage-backed securities litigation, regulatory and enforcement matters, and with respect to large-scale intellectual property disputes.