Ashley Taylor is a partner in the Consumer Financial Services practice with a primary focus on federal and state government regulatory and enforcement matters involving state Attorneys General, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Partner Compensation Committee.
Ashley focuses his practice on consumer protection issues and defends companies against a variety of enforcement actions brought by the state and federal regulators, and on claims including marketing and advertising representations, statutory disclosures, unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and data security breach response. He also defends clients on a number of issues related to the alphabet soup of federal and state laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the state analogs.
Additionally, Ashley defends clients in litigation matters that often arise from an enforcement action. He works closely with the financial services litigation team to support the client during the entire lifecycle of a matter should it enter into litigation. He also works with clients regularly to provide routine compliance advice. Drawing upon his experience as a Deputy Attorney General, Ashley has developed an extensive consumer practice with regard to the consumer financial services industry, including advising debt buyers, debt collectors, payment processors, credit reporting agencies, and auto finance companies on regulatory and compliance issues. His deep involvement with Attorneys General organizations including the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) allows him to stay on the forefront of emerging issues which affect businesses across the United States daily.
Ashley also founded and currently co-chairs, together with the Oregon Attorney General, the American Bar Association committee on state Attorneys General matters. He previously served as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights, appointed by President Bush from 2004-2010.
Ashley serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor and provides ongoing analysis and commentary on developments in the consumer financial services industry, with a focus on regulatory developments.