Given the CFPB’s intense enforcement initiatives, it is not surprising that, until recently, little attention has been paid to Section 1042 of Dodd-Frank (authorizing state attorneys general and regulators to enforce against most consumer financial services providers certain Dodd-Frank provisions, including the UDAAP provisions). This changed when the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) and the Illinois Attorney General initiated lawsuits using this new authority.

In this webinar, we will address the following questions: 

  • What enforcement authority does Dodd-Frank provide to state AGs and state regulators? 
  • How does this new enforcement authority differ from authority they already possess under state law and other federal law? 
  • What types of lawsuits have the DFS and the Illinois AG and Mississippi AG already filed using this new authority, and what advantages did they obtain by doing so? 
  • What other AGs and state regulators are likely to use this new authority? 
  • How does this new authority affect national banks and federal thrifts?      


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | Webinar


Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services Group


Adrian R. King, Jr.
Consumer Financial Services Group and
White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Group
Former First Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania

Christopher J. Willis
Consumer Financial Services Group

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members of the financial services industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at


Program Contact

Lisa M. Prickril