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Tessa Cierny advises companies on financial technology and data privacy issues. She has experience counseling companies on state and federal regulatory compliance, including existing and emerging privacy laws, such as the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as financial and banking regulations, such as the CFPB’s Section 1071 Small Business Lending Rule (Regulation B). In addition, she assists clients in defending business disputes and data breach litigation.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, she served as global records manager for WestRock, where she developed and implemented email and data retention policies for global data privacy regulation compliance. In this role, she also advised on data privacy concerns related to data retention, data loss prevention, and data governance.

On June 17, 2024, the FTC filed a federal court complaint against Adobe and two of its executives. The complaint alleges that Adobe deceived consumers by failing to adequately disclose

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  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s 2023 annual report highlights significant enforcement actions and educational efforts, focusing on consumer protection under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing
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On June 4, 2024, the CFPB released a circular cautioning companies against including unlawful or unenforceable terms and conditions in contracts for consumer financial products or services. The circular asserts

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On May 30, 2024, the CFPB issued a new request for information (RFI) from the public regarding “why closing costs are increasing, who is benefiting, and how costs for borrowers

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The FTC recently took action against bill payment company Doxo and its co-founders, accusing them of engaging in deceptive “junk fee” practices that harmed consumers. The FTC’s complaint alleges that Doxo used misleading search ads and deceptive designs to conceal millions of dollars in “junk fees.”
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On May 8, 2024, the California Attorney General released a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help businesses comply with SB 478, California’s soon-to-be effective “Hidden Fees Statute,”

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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