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Under both the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), before obtaining a credit report on a job applicant, an employer must first give the applicant a “clear and conspicuous” written disclosure in a document consisting “solely” of the disclosure that the employer may obtain a credit report. Though the two laws’ requirements… Read More

View the SW Winter 2019 Newsletter Since its founding over 70 years ago, Severson & Werson has gained a reputation for providing specialized advice, legal services, and expertise to financial institution clients. The services we provide run the gamut from litigation to regulatory matters to client counseling, legislative affairs, and formulating and implementing nationwide strategies for consumer class action defense. The… Read More

Severson & Werson is proud to have co-sponsored the inaugural Women in Consumer Finance event, December 10-12 in Baltimore, MD. Member Kristin Walker-Probst spoke and Member Mary Kate Sullivan attended this inaugural and the first-ever event focusing on Women in Leadership in the industry. The event was full of inspiring women, practical advice and relationship-based networking. For more information, click here.… Read More

Master service agreements for design and construction professionals are bad for business – for lawyers!  For the design professional, construction manager, or other construction professional, master service agreements are almost always a great business opportunity and an even better risk management tool. The Severson & Werson Construction Group explored multiple and overlapping reasons for this along with "Knowing Your Limitations: A… Read More

On November 15, 2018, Kalama M. Lui-Kwan delivered a presentation to the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the California Lawyers' Association's Business Law Section.  Mr. Lui-Kwan's presentation, "The 2018 Financial Services Landscape: Regulatory and Legislative Developments," provided an overview of the OCC's FinTech Charter, key legislation pending before the U.S. House of Representative's Financial Services Committee and the U.S. Senate's… Read More

On November 5, 2018, Elizabeth Holt Andrews and Andrew W. Noble presented an MCLE titled “2018 Banking & Financial Services Appellate Roundup” to the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association monthly luncheon, which sparked a lively discussion with many questions and comments from the audience. They provided an overview of this year's most important appellate decisions in the banking and financial… Read More

Severson & Werson co-sponsored the Fall Conference of The Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL) held in Fort Worth, Texas on November 5-6, 2018 through Scott Hyman's membership on the CCFL Executive Committee.  Severson & Werson shareholder Kristin Walker-Probst spoke on "Trying a Consumer Case," and David Hungerford presented on Cyber-insurance and Privacy.   For more information, click here. Read More

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