Joseph L. Barloon is the co-leader of Skadden�s Consumer Financial Services Litigation and Enforcement practice. He represents a wide range of financial institutions in federal and state civil, criminal and enforcement agency investigations and actions. In addition, Mr. Barloon frequently conducts internal investigations, provides compliance advice regarding consumer financial services, internal controls and related issues, and regularly assists with due diligence for financial services transactions. Mr. Barloon has litigated numerous matters in federal courts throughout the country and regularly represents financial institutions before the Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Trade Commission and various state agencies. Illustrative cases include the representation of:a national mortgage lender in Federal Trade Commission and state attorney general investigations of allegations of discriminatory pricing and unfair or deceptive acts or practices;a property and casualty insurer in the resolution of Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Justice claims relating to the Fair Housing Act;an indirect auto lender in the resolution of Department of Justice claims relating to fair lending violations in automobile sales financing;a national accounting firm in tax shelter-related matters;a regional bank in overdraft fee litigation;a multistate mortgage lender in a Department of Justice fair lending inquiry; andan investment bank in a grand jury investigation alleging official misconduct.Mr. Barloon has lectured and published on various topics, including corporate compliance programs and consumer financial services litigation and enforcement. He has been selected repeatedly for inclusion in Chambers USA: America�s Leading Lawyers for Business.
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