The 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, will take place on March 27-28, 2017 in New York City (and by live webcast and groupcast in Atlanta; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Mechanicsburg PA) and on May 4-5, 2017 in Chicago.  PLI has made a special 25% discounted registration fee available to those who register using the link below.

As I have done for the past 21 years, I will be co-chairing the event.  At the New York City program, my colleague James Kim, a former senior CFPB enforcement lawyer, will be speaking on “The CFPB Speaks” panel.  My partner Chris Willis will be speaking on that panel at the Chicago program.

During that two-hour panel, I will moderate a discussion among three senior CFPB lawyers and two industry lawyers (one of whom will be James or Chris) who have extensive experience in dealing with the CFPB.

The CFPB panelists will be:

  • Anthony (“Tony”) Alexis, Assistant Director for Enforcement (New York City)
  • Kristen Donoghue, Principal Deputy for Enforcement (Chicago)
  • Diane E. Thompson, Managing Counsel, Office of Regulations or Kelly T. Cochran, Assistant Director, Office of Regulations (New York City or Chicago)
  • Peggy L. Twohig, Assistant Director for Supervision Policy (New York City and Chicago)

We will cover in a question-and-answer format all of the important CFPB regulatory, supervisory and enforcement developments and upcoming initiatives.  If your practice involves the CFPB, you will not want to miss this panel discussion.

The first day will also include a one-hour panel titled “Federal Regulators Speak: Priorities & Coordination” that will feature representatives of the OCC and FTC who will be joined by a DOJ representative at the New York City program.

The Institute will focus on a wide variety of other cutting-edge issues and developments, including the impact of the election on the CFPB and other federal and state agencies, privacy and data security, fair lending, mortgages, emerging payments, state regulatory initiatives and developments, class action developments and settlements, debt collection, TCPA, and FCRA.

A complete description of the event and a link to register is available here.