The 18th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, will take place on April 8-9, in New York City (and by live webcast and groupcast in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania), and on May 2-3, in Chicago. 

As I have done for the past 17 years, I will again be co-chairing and speaking at the event.  The other speakers include my partners Chris Willis and Marty Bryce. Chris will be speaking on a panel focused on CFPB enforcement initiatives and a separate fair lending panel in New York on April 8, and Marty will participate in the mortgage litigation panel in Chicago on May 2. 

Since the event brochure was issued, there have been a number of significant developments that will be among the hot topics discussed at the event.  Among the new items we will cover are:

  • A report on the oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court in American Express v. Italian Colors
  • The implications for the CFPB of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB invalidating the President’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s guidance on auto dealer loan participation
  • The CFPB’s proposal to supervise private and federal student loan servicers as “larger participants”
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule adopting a “discriminatory effects” test for violations of the Fair Housing Act and its implications for liability under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s  first opinion interpreting the Class Action Fairness Act and its opinion regarding  proof of class-wide damages at the certification stage 

For the complete description of the event and to register, visit PLI’s 18th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute page.