There is no question that a COVID-related recession will bring about a wave of regulatory enforcement activity and consumer litigation. But what areas will the regulators and plaintiffs’ counsel focus on, and how can the industry stay out of the crosshairs? On June 2, the Practicing Law Institute is hosting a free one-hour briefing that

PLI’s 25th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute will take place on March 23-24, 2020, in New York City (and by live webcast and groupcast in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and New Brunswick, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia); on May 18-19, 2020, in Chicago; and on December 7-8, 2020 in San Francisco (and

The third location of PLI’s 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute will take place in PLI’s San Francisco Conference facility and via concurrent live Webcast on December 9-10, 2019 in San Francisco (and by live webcast).  PLI has extended a 25 percent discount to clients and friends of Ballard Spahr who register through the link

The second presentation of PLI’s 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute will take place in Chicago on May 20-21, 2019.  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 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

The second presentation of the 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, will take place in Chicago on May 7-8, 2018.  I am co-chairing the event, as I have for the past 22 years.

Hundreds of people attended the first presentation in NYC, live and on the web, on March

The second presentation of the 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, will take place in Chicago on May 4-5, 2017.  I am co-chairing the event, as I have for the past 21 years.  Hundreds of people attended the first presentation in NYC, live and on the web, on April

Earlier today, at the Practicing Law Institute’s (“PLI”) 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in New York City, Alan Kaplinsky (who is co-chairing the event) moderated a panel entitled “The CFPB Speaks,” that featured three senior CFPB lawyers: Anthony (“Tony”) Alexis (Assistant Director for Enforcement), Diane Thompson (Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Regulations), and Peggy

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