The third location of PLI’s 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute will take place in PLI’s San Francisco Conference facility and via concurrent live Webcast on June 25-26, 2018.  This will be the first time in many years that the Institute will take place in San Francisco.  Since the first location of this event in NYC on March 26-27 was well-attended, and the second location in Chicago on May 7-8 was sold-out, anyone interested in attending the program in San Francisco is encouraged to act quickly to register.  I am co-chairing the event, as I have for the past 22 years.

With the resignation of former CFPB Director Cordray and President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as CFPB Acting Director, the agenda and activity of the CFPB is already undergoing significant change.  Further significant change can be expected under the new permanent Director who is eventually appointed and confirmed.  At the same time, state attorneys general and regulators are threatening to fill any void created by a less aggressive CFPB.

As was the case last year, the lead-off morning presentation on the first day will feature a panel discussion devoted to CFPB developments.  I am very pleased that in San Francisco, the panel will feature two CFPB attorneys: Christopher J. Young, Deputy Assistant Director for Supervision, and Cara Petersen, Principal Deputy Enforcement Director.  The CFPB attorneys will respond to a wide-ranging list of questions about the CFPB’s supervisory, enforcement, and other activities.  During this same panel,  I will moderate a discussion among two experienced industry lawyers and an experienced consumer lawyer who closely follow the CFPB’s activities.  If your practice involves the CFPB, you will not want to miss the entire panel discussion.

The first day of the program will also include a  panel titled “Federal Regulators Speak: Priorities & Coordination” that will feature representatives of the FTC and DOJ.

New to the Institute this year will be a panel on the second day that will discuss the rapidly changing landscape for marketplace lending and fintech.  My partner Scott Pearson will be a member of the San Francisco panel and I will moderate.

The Institute will also focus on a variety of other cutting-edge issues and developments, including:

  • Privacy and data security issues
  • FCRA/debt collection issues
  • Class action and litigation developments
  • State regulatory and enforcement developments
  • Plaintiff lawyers’ perspective of regulatory and litigation issues under Trump Administration

In addition, attendees will receive up to one full hour of Ethics credit exploring ethical issues unique to the consumer space.

Click here for a complete description of PLI’s 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute and to reserve your seat today.  A special discounted registration fee will only be available to persons who register using this link.