- Consumer Financial Services
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
- Director & Officer Liability
- Energy Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
- Privacy & Data Security
|Contact Info||Telephone: 404.853.8053|
|University ||Cornell University, A.B., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude|
Member, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Truth in Lending, Subcommittee on Privacy and Pro Bono Executive Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Alumnus, Leadership Atlanta
|Born||Decatur, Georgia, January 12, 1951|
A banking and finance lawyer for more than 35 years, Knox Dobbins counsels banks, nonbank lenders and insurance companies on banking, consumer financial services and restructuring matters. Knox advises consumer finance companies on compliance and privacy matters and participates in restructurings and financings across the country. He has guided banks, nonbank lenders and national retail chains in administering credit programs and has helped these clients confront successive new disclosure, fee and interest, privacy and credit access regimes.
Understanding that effective compliance efforts are influenced by regulatory relationships, Knox has developed contacts with legacy bank regulators, state credit offices and insurance commissioners with jurisdiction over installment lending. He monitors consumer financial legal developments, especially regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and advises clients on compliance issues. He co-authored a guide entitled The Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 published by NorthLaw and founded www.CFPAguide.com, the Sutherland website that provides real-time updates on CFPA.
Sutherland represents SMEPA on the purchase of LSP's Batesville facility.
Sutherland assists banks and consumer finance companies with alternative financial service products.
Sutherland represents a client with a commitment to provide convertible debenture financing.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized as Atlanta Lawyer of the Year in LBOs and Private Equity by The Best Lawyers in America (2012)
Recipient, H. Sol Clark Pro Bono Award, State Bar of Georgia (2001)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of banking law (1995-2011, 2015) and leveraged buyouts and private equity law (1995-2015)
• CFPA Guide
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
CFPB Proposes to Examine and Directly Supervise Nonbank Auto Lenders
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,B. Knox Dobbins,Cheryl L. Haas,Jason S. McCarter, September 25, 2014
On September 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed to make nonbank automobile lenders subject to the examination and direct supervision of the Bureau. Under the proposed rule, the CFPB would include as a “larger participant” any company engaging in more than...
Inherited IRAs Are Not Bankruptcy-Exempt as “Retirement Funds”
Thomas M. Byrne,Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Nikola R. Djuric,B. Knox Dobbins, June 23, 2014
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Clark v. Rameker that an inherited individual retirement account (IRA) does not qualify for the “retirement funds” exemption in the Bankruptcy Code and is not excluded from a bankruptcy estate on that basis. That exemption...
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