Buckley Webcast: Redlining reinvented — Evolving theories aimed at banks and nonbanks alike
Redlining is receiving unprecedented attention, with federal and state regulators focusing on banks and nonbanks alike. The DOJ recently announced a new Combatting Redlining Initiative, which it cast as its most “aggressive and coordinated enforcement effort” yet to address redlining. The CFPB, OCC, and state attorneys general are among the other regulators that have stated their commitment to focus on redlining, as well.
Regulatory attention is taking many forms, including in routine fair lending examinations, targeted examinations, and investigations. Numerous agencies have brought public enforcement actions and litigation in the past few months alone, and we expect that there will be more to come.
While redlining conceptually remains the same, the theories upon which claims are predicated have evolved in novel ways that are very different from historic redlining cases. Evaluating redlining risk is essential, and maintaining the status quo in such evaluations may no longer be enough. Buckley partners Jonice Gray Tucker, Kari Hall, and Josh Kotin discussed developments in redlining cases and best practices for managing the associated risk.
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