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Disparate Impact Claims in Fair Lending and Employment: How Lenders Can Fight Back in 2014


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Disparate impact theories are nothing new in employment discrimination litigation, but they are now being pursued with a vengeance against lenders under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act. In this webinar, Seyfarth Shaw draws on the deep experience of its market-leading complex employment discrimination practice to offer lenders state-of-the-art advice on how best to avoid and defend against disparate impact claims in both employment and consumer finance.

Seyfarth attorneys will cover topics including:

  • The legal framework for disparate impact claims under the employment and fair lending laws, including Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the ECOA and the FHA;
  • The theories which federal regulators such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are using to extend disparate impact analysis to the ECOA and the FHA, and the latest developments in this critical area;
  • The role of statistical evidence in disparate impact cases; and
  • The latest strategies for avoiding and defending against these claims, including in the area of indirect auto lending.

Our panel consists of attorneys with significant experience litigating complex consumer finance and employment discrimination issues, including a Co-Chair of Seyfarth’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice and two members of Seyfarth’s Complex Discrimination Litigation group who also handle fair lending matters.  This CLE is recommended for in-house counsel.

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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NY and NJ. CLE Credit is pending for the following states: GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.