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Matt White guides clients through regulatory compliance challenges and represents clients in regulatory and civil investigations and litigation.

Matt has counseled fintech and payment companies on regulatory compliance matters, including those involving the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and their respective implementing regulations (Regulations E, V, P, and Z). Adept with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Prepaid Rule, Matt has provided guidance regarding prepaid cards and related compliance.

Matt has also aided clients in developing regulatory compliant products and functionalities, including an earned wage access program, reimbursement prepaid card programs, new merchant cash advance products, and tokenized payment capabilities. In connection with products on which Matt advises, he has also negotiated high-stakes technology sales agreements involving complex regulatory issues, including compliance with data privacy laws, financial regulations, and card network rules.

Beyond helping clients strategize for regulatory complexity, Matt also helps clients navigate government investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), CFPB, and state attorneys general.

On May 16, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court held 7-2 in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA) (Docket No. 22-448) that the CFPB’s funding

Continue Reading Supreme Court Holds That CFPB’s Funding Is Constitutional, Clearing Way for Rulemaking Agenda

On April 4, 2024, the CFPB issued a report titled “Banking in Video Games and Virtual Worlds” that examines the financial and privacy risks to consumers in online video gaming

Continue Reading CFPB Releases Report Highlighting Financial and Privacy Risks in Online Video Gaming Marketplaces

On April 1, 2024, California’s legislature introduced Assembly Bill 2863, which proposes amendments to California’s Automatic Renewal Law. If enacted, the proposed amendments would introduce stricter mandates for disclosures, consent, and cancellation processes and further align California’s ARL with the FTC’s proposed changes to its Negative Option Rule.
Continue Reading California Proposes Revisions to Autorenewal Law

On March 27, 2024, the CFPB issued a circular warning remittance transfer providers that false advertising about the cost or speed of sending remittance transfers may violate federal law, including

Continue Reading CFPB Warns Remittance Transfer Providers About Deceptive Advertising and Marketing Practices

On March 13, at the Financial Data Exchange Global Summit, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra delivered a keynote address that focused on “the role of standard setters and standard-setting” as the CFPB pushes towards finalizing is its proposed Personal Financial Data Rights Rule.
Continue Reading Setting the Standard: CFPB to Codify Attributes for Standard-Setters Before Finalizing Personal Financial Data Rights Rule

On March 5, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a rule intended to limit late payment fees on credit cards issued by the largest credit card issuers. The

Continue Reading CFPB Unveils Final Rule Banning ‘Excessive’ Credit Card Late Fees