Ari Karen


Offit | Kurman

Ari Karen, an attorney at Offit Kurman, has counseled several mortgage banks and financial services firms on the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to allowing institutions to remain compliant with wage hour laws. He counsels clients in proactive and practical means of compliance with technical wage-hour laws and other labor and employment regulations. His litigation expertise includes unfair competition, fiduciary breach, partnership disputes, worker misclassification and minimum wage and overtime claims in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has spoken at several industry conferences.

Recent Stories From this Author

CFPB Enforcement May Just be the Start of Concerns
October 27, 2014 A lender which paid millions in connection with a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau consent decree has been sued civilly in...

A Closer Look at MSA Exclusivity Concerns
October 20, 2014 Exclusivity provisions in marketing services agreements are not per se illegal, but their inherent anti-competitive nature and...

UDAP Risk Surfaces Again, Adds CFPB Insight
October 14, 2014 To avoid claims of unfair or deceptive acts or practices it is incumbent upon lenders to adopt practices that are unlikely to...

Marketing Services Agreements Are Still a Target
October 6, 2014 The lesson in a recent consent order is clear an MSA cannot shield or rehabilitate an otherwise impermissible arrangement.

Financial Institutions Will Pay If They Fail to Supervise Third Parties
September 29, 2014 This shows that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will hold a company responsible for the actions of a third party,...

More Whistleblower Cases against Lenders Ahead?
September 22, 2014 The U.S. Attorney General seeks to lift a cap on whistleblower incentives that encourage a practice increasingly used in...

Consumer Mortgage Data Breaches Do Not Just Exist in Cyberspace
September 15, 2014 Another important concern when it comes to the safety of borrowers' home loan information is physical location. There have...

Here Come the Redlining Investigations
September 8, 2014 Allegations lenders failed to lend in certain geographic areas that are racially or ethnically diverse are mounting.

Why Predictable Compliance Infrastructure Is Key
September 2, 2014 Such a system will not erase past violations, but it can help convince a regulator that a lender is invested in doing business...

Auto Case Shows CFPB Will Fine Lenders for Not Protecting Borrowers
August 25, 2014 The latest action against an auto lender underscores the CFPB's expectation that lenders will affirmatively act to protect...

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