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March 03, 2021

ABA publishes comprehensive and timely treatise on consumer finance law

CHICAGO, March 3, 2021 — The American Bar Association Business Law Section has published “Consumer Finance Law: Understanding Consumer Financial Services Regulations,” a new book designed to help lawyers meet the challenges and opportunities resulting from the regulatory environment for business created by a global pandemic, ensuing economic decline, and mandated changes from the Dodd-Frank Act.

“Consumer Finance Law,” a compilation written by leading practitioners in the consumer financial services industry, contains the most critical consumer financial protection laws covered to help lawyers stay relevant and current. The guide is a resource for any lawyer or stakeholder seeking an introductory, high-level treatment of consumer finance laws. Leading experts have addressed both technical rule requirements and policy underpinnings of salient laws. This comprehensive treatise provides readers with an explanation of the complex federal agencies that enforce these laws and discusses:

  • The purpose, objective and functions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission
  • History of Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Acts or Practices and the 2020 Policy Statement
  • Truth in Lending, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and fair lending
  • Consumer bankruptcy law and overview of various chapters
  • The creation of the Military Lending Act and its implementation

About the editors: J.H. Jennifer Lee is the leader of the Consumer Financial Services team and co-leader of the FinTech group at Arent Fox in San Francisco. She specializes in defending large bank or non-bank clients in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission and state agency matters, and counseling investors, big tech, financial services companies or banks on deals, regulatory matters or public policy.

Nathan Viebrock is a partner at Viebrock + De Nittis in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he represents both consumers and responsible financial services providers. He is an accomplished practitioner in consumer financial services law and has experience with clients on state and federal regulatory issues and product development in the areas of mortgage origination and servicing, auto finance and consumer lending.


Title:                “Consumer Finance Law: Understanding Consumer Financial Services Regulations”  

Publisher:              ABA Business Law Section

Pages:                        696 pages

Product Code:        5070789

ISBN:                     978-1-64105-871-1

Size:                      7x10

Binding:                 Paperback

Price:                     $149.95

Orders:                   800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654


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