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Ryan Robichaux specializes in political advocacy and compliance, where he represents clients before the executive and legislative branches of government in Washington, D.C., Montgomery, Alabama and other states. His work in these areas includes representation of businesses, trade associations, political action committees, nonprofits, government contractors, and other individuals and entities that are involved in the political process. Ryan regularly advises clients on state and federal lobbying, ethics, campaign finance, and pay-to-play laws. He also assists clients with the establishment and administration of political programs, including the formation of political action committees (PACs) and compliance with campaign finance laws, and advises clients on how to develop effective internal programs to comply with lobbying, ethics, campaign finance, and pay-to-play laws.  Ryan also has experience with general civil litigation before state and federal courts. View articles by Ryan

SPEAK UP! The CFPB Wants Your FeedbackYesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is seeking “evidence to ensure the Bureau is fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions to best protect consumers.” The CFPB is expected to publish a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) in the Federal Register seeking public comments on the following areas of concern: enforcement,

How Will the FCC’s TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order Affect Your Business?In one of his first official actions, newly elected President Donald Trump tapped Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), replacing outgoing chairman Tom Wheeler. Pai is a sharp critic of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) as it is currently being applied, meaning the FCC’s regulatory approach to the

New Acting Deputy Director David Silberman of the CFPB Appointed Without Advice and ConsentLast week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director, Richard Corday, appointed David Silberman as the new Acting Deputy Director of the CFPB. Silberman will replace Meredith Fuchs, who previously served as both Acting Deputy Director and General Counsel. Silberman currently serves as Associate Director for Research, Markets, and Regulations, a position he has held

Cordray’s Appearance Before Senate Banking Committee Renews Debate on CFPB Restructuring ProposalsConsumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Many of the Committee’s questions and comments focused on whether the CFPB should undergo structural changes. Specifically, committee members discussed whether the CFPB should be subjected to the Congressional appropriations