Ari Karen in the News
Ari Karen is an experienced litigator and speaker who has focused his practice in representing financial institutions in both government investigations and litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Click here for Ari's full bio.
Companies Challenging Increasingly Vulnerable Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
By Sean Moran | April 4, 2017
..Ari Karen, a partner at Offit Kurman, said, “It used to be you had to be either really brave or crazy to challenge the CFPB, but now I don’t think you have to be either. Now it’s not just the outliers anymore. The ground the CFPB was on just a year ago was solid and safe, and now it’s become rocky and unclear.”...
More companies challenging CFPB enforcement actions
ByKate Berry | March 31, 2017
..It used to be you had to be either really brave or crazy to challenge the CFPB, but now I don't think you have to be either," said Ari Karen, a partner at Offit Kurman. "Now it's not just the outliers anymore. The ground the CFPB was on just a year ago was solid and safe, and now it's become rocky and unclear...
Give President Free Rein to Fire Consumer Board Chief, Justice Dept. Argues
By| March 17, 2017
...Ari Karen, a lawyer who represents financial companies, said the Justice Department’s move to support PHH “is a sign of bigger things to come.” If the court granted the president the power to fire Mr. Cordray at will, he and others expected that Mr. Trump would do so immediately...
Trump Administration Claims Power to Remove CFPB Director
By Chris Bruce | March 20, 2017
...It also underscores the possibility that President Trump might dismiss CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “This administration wants to give the president the power to remove the Director, which the president would likely act on immediately,” said Ari Karen, a partner in the Bethesda, Md., offices of Offit Kurman...
DOJ seeks to preserve Trump's power in PHH case with CFPB
By| March 17, 2017
...Ari Karen, a banking and financial services regulatory attorney at Offit Kurman, said the DOJ’s brief is a sign of bigger things to come.
“Even absent any other legislative reform impacting the CFPB’s structure, the Bureau’s enforcement authority could be significantly curtailed if the DOJ’s priorities do not align with those of the CFPB,” Karen said....
Trump Admin. Asks DC Circ. For Power To Fire CFPB Chief
By Evan Weinberger | March 17, 2017
...Ari Karen, a principal at law firm Offit Kurman, said that the DOJ's brief was "a sign of bigger things to come" with regard to the Trump administration's stance on the CFPB...