PLI’s 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute will take place on March 25-26, 2019, in New York City (and by live webcast and groupcast in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and New Brunswick, New Jersey); on May 20-21, 2019, in Chicago; and on December 9-10, 2019, in San Francisco (and by live webcast).
The Institute is considered the country’s premier consumer financial services CLE program and this year’s Institute will once again explore in detail important developments in consumer financial services regulation and litigation. I am again co-chairing the event, as I have for the past 23 years.
The leadership of the CFPB, OCC, FDIC and FTC is now firmly under Republican control. While this has altered these agencies’ priorities, all continue to be very active in enforcing consumer financial laws and the CFPB’s supervisory activities remain substantially unchanged. At the same time, state attorneys general and regulators are increasing their regulatory and enforcement activity to fill any void created at the federal level. In addition, the improved economy, the deregulated federal environment, and the rapid increase in technological innovation has resulted in new entrants into the consumer financial services industry and the offering of new products and services by existing players.
The morning session on the first day will feature a panel discussion titled “Federal Regulators Speak,” that will be divided into two segments and focus on federal regulatory, enforcement, and supervisory developments. I will moderate a discussion among CFPB, OCC, FTC and FDIC representatives.
My partner Chris Willis will participate as a panel member in two panel discussions featured in the afternoon session of the first day. One of those panels is titled “Fair Credit Reporting Act/Debt Collection Issues” and will include a discussion of the CFPB’s debt collection rulemaking, FCRA litigation trends, and state activity. The other panel, which I will moderate, is titled “The Rapidly Evolving Landscape for FinTech” and will examine the intersection between new technologies and products and existing regulatory frameworks, such as the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain (including virtual currency).
The Institute will also focus on a variety of other cutting-edge issues and developments, including:
- Privacy and data security issues
- TCPA developments
- Class action and litigation developments
- State regulatory and enforcement developments
- Consumer advocates’/plaintiff lawyers’ perspectives on current regulatory and litigation issues
We hope you can join us for this informative and valuable program. PLI has made a special 25 percent discounted registration fee available to those who register using the link that follows. To register and view a complete description of PLI’s 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, click here.
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