B. Knox Dobbins: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

B. Knox Dobbins

B. Knox Dobbins
Phone404.853.8053

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Practice Areas

  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Energy Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Insurance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8053
Fax: 404-853-8806
http://www.sutherland.com/People/B-Knox-Dobbins
 
University Cornell University, A.B., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
 
Admitted1976, Georgia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
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

 
BornDecatur, Georgia, January 12, 1951
 
Biography

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.

Selected Experience
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) and leveraged buyouts and private equity law (1995-2014)

Client Tools

CFPA Guide

 
ISLN907828509
 

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Inherited IRAs Are Not Bankruptcy-Exempt as “Retirement Funds”
Thomas M. Byrne,Brenna 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...

Department of Labor Issues Interim Final Employee Whistleblower Rule Under the Consumer Financial Protection Act
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas R. Bundy,B. Knox Dobbins,Charles M. Kruly,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, April 11, 2014
On April 4, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Interim Final Rule establishing procedures concerning the manner in which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will address employee whistleblower complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA). The...

The CFPB Releases Its “Data Point” Report on Payday Lending
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Keith J. Barnett,B. Knox Dobbins,Jason D. Stone,Lewis S. Wiener, April 4, 2014
On March 25, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its second report on payday lending. This report followed a white paper on payday lending and deposit advance products that the CFPB issued in April 2013.



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B. Knox Dobbins

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996




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