Playing On A National Field: Bankers Beware - Staying In Fair Territory On Regulation B

Webinar: ID# 1022815
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Are you and your team prepared for the changes? Get in the strike zone with the attorneys that have the knowledge, experience, as well as a U.S. Supreme Court affirmation on this important topic.

We will provide practical tips and tools from the dugout to ensure your bases are covered. Join us for engaging, play-by-play information on ECOA and the latest trends in Regulation B.

Areas we will cover include amendments, potential problems now and in the future and how to fix them, enforcement by the CFBP, Justice Department, and the FDIC (interviewed recently), private causes of action updates, and more.

Lathrop & Gage LLP Partners Tom Stahl and Greer Lang have a wealth of information to share with you. You'll gain relevant insight on the "ins and outs" of the latest litigation, what's next, and how you and your clients can have a "win-win" scenario.


The ECOA and Regulation B
  • Statute
  • Regulation
  • Problem Areas (Redlining, Disparate Treatment, Guarantors, Spousal Guarantors)
How to Stay in Fair Territory
  • Find Your Problems Before They Do and Act
  • Loan Documents and Addendum
The U.S. Supreme Court
  • Issues Argued
  • Effect on Federal Courts
  • Effect on State Courts
Administrative Enforcement and Private Actions
  • Justice Department
  • Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Interview)
  • Private Causes of Actions - Case Law Update
About The Presenters

Greer S. Lang
  • Partner in the business litigation department of Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • Represents clients in litigated and non-litigated complex commercial and business-related disputes such as breach of contract matters, partnership disputes, disputes involving covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants, loan enforcement actions, construction matters, insurance disputes, regulatory matters, trusts, business torts and professional liability matters
  • Obtained affirmance by the United States Supreme Court of litigation team's victories in the 8th Circuit and U.S. District Court for Western District of Missouri that client did not violate the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B in lending dispute, because Regulation B impermissibly expands scope of Equal Credit Opportunity Act to include spousal guarantors not covered by plain language of statue. Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, 136 S. Ct. 1072 (2016)
  • Recipient, Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Missouri Lawyers Awards - Influential Appellate Advocate, 2016
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Washburn University School of Law; graduate, magna cum laude, Washburn University
Thomas H. Stahl
  • Partner with Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • Concentrates practice in corporate and business services which includes business formation, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, board of directors, employment and shareholders issues
  • Has provided counsel to large and small business entities in a multitude of areas including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate governance, corporate planning and organization, international, banking, health care, professional corporations, federal and state regulations and business litigation
  • Represented financial institutions for the past 30 years concerning all aspects of banking law concerning federal and state regulatory actions including bank holding company issues and acquisitions; also in the regulatory arena he has purchased and merged insurance related entities, gaining the necessary regulatory approval
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2008 to 2016; listed in Continental Who’s Who and Martindale-Hubbell® “AV Preeminent” Rating
  • Co-wrote “Well-Settled Foreclosure Rule Upheld - For Now: First Bank v. Fischer & Frichtel, Inc. (Missouri Supreme Court 2012),” Missouri Independent Bankers Association Newsletter, July 2012
  • J.D. degree, Saint Louis University School of Law; B.S. degree, Saint Louis University
Playing On A National Field: Bankers Beware - Staying In Fair Territory On Regulation B
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