Chicago Partner Jena Valdetero and Denver/Chicago Associate Matthew Petersen authored an article published in the June issue of The Banking Law Journal. Their article, “Loans in Dispute: A Look at the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Evolving Guidance for Using Compliance Condition Codes,” discussed the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Compliance Condition Codes used in the credit industry, as well as recent regulatory and federal court interpretation of those codes. The article was edited by consumer credit expert John Ulzheimer of The Ulzheimer Group, LLC. To read the full article, click here.

Valdetero handles a variety of commercial litigation and business disputes both locally and nationally before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Valdetero represents a diverse array of clients, including mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, commercial lenders, consumer product manufacturers, healthcare companies, major retailers, and individual parties. Valdetero’s practice includes advising and defending clients with respect to claims involving federal lending laws and regulations, including TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, FCRA, and state consumer protection claims, as well as defending clients against product liability claims, negligence claims, and wrongful death claims.

Petersen’s litigation practice involves a broad range of commercial litigation and business disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He represents and counsels a diverse assortment of clients, including lenders, loan servicers, and a variety of other public and private businesses and individuals. He focuses on advising and defending clients in matters involving post-acquisition disputes, loan servicing litigation, commercial fraud, breach of contract, premises liability, and federal law claims under the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, among others.