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Monday, September 22, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

OPERATION CHOKE POINT AND THE DANGERS OF REPUTATION RISK

Moderator: Kevin Wack, Consumer Finance Reporter, AMERICAN BANKER
Jeffrey D. Knowles, Partner, VENABLE LLP
Kenneth W. Edwards, Vice President of Federal Affairs, CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE LENDING
Michael J. Bresnick, Partner, STEIN MITCHELL MUSE CIPOLLONE & BEATO LLP
Dennis Shaul, CEO, COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

The Justice Department’s launch of “Operation Choke Point” to cut off certain lenders’ access to the banking and payment systems has stoked fierce debate over which institutions are being targeted and why. This panel will explore the evolution of the law enforcement effort as well as bank regulators’ increased attention to institutions’ third party relationships with online lenders and others. 

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