The 19th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, will take place on April 7-8, 2014 in New York City (and by live webcast and groupcast in Birmingham, Alabama) and on April 28-29, 2014 in Chicago. 

As I have done for the past 18 years, I will again be co-chairing and speaking at the event.  My partner Chris Willis will once again be speaking on a panel focused on fair lending. 

The Institute will feature Meredith Fuchs, the CFPB’s Associate Director and General Counsel, as the keynote speaker, and the morning session on the first day, titled “The CFPB Speaks: Recent Initiatives and Upcoming Activities,” will be largely devoted to CFPB developments. 

There will also be presentations by several other CFPB representatives on the following topics:

  • Regulatory developments (Charles Honig, Managing Counsel, Office of Regulations)
  • Supervisory developments (Peggy Twohig, Assistant Director for Nonbank Supervision, Office of Supervision Policy, in New York City and Christopher Young, Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff, Office of Supervision Policy, in Chicago)
  • Enforcement developments (Natalie Williams, Assistant Litigation Deputy, Office of Enforcement, in New York City and Hunter Wiggins, Deputy Enforcement Director for Policy and Strategy, in Chicago)
  • CFPB’s arbitration study (William Wade-Gery, Acting Assistant Director for Card and Payments Markets and the person spearheading the arbitration study)

The Institute will also focus on a wide variety of cutting-edge issues and developments, including privacy and data security, mortgage litigation, and credit, debit, retail banking and emerging payments. 

For a complete description of the event and to register, visit PLI’s 19th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute page.