PLI's 18th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Stroock Partners Julia Strickland and Stephen Newman will be speaking at the 18th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute sponsored by PLI April 8-9, 2013 in New York, NY and May 2-3, 2013 in Chicago, IL.

This year's program will explore in detail the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's activities as well as other developments in consumer financial services regulation and litigation.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Explore the ways in which the Dodd-Frank Act and the CFPB’s activities will affect your practice
  • Get tips on preparing for a CFPB examination and responding to a CFPB civil investigative demand
  • Study the latest regulatory and enforcement initiatives of federal and state regulators, including the CFPB, FTC, DOJ, OCC, FDIC, and state attorneys general
  • Identify the regulatory and litigation priorities of consumer advocates in the coming year
  • Understand the continuing implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and the pending case, American Express v. Italian Colors for consumer arbitration agreements
  • Get updates on the latest class actions and state attorneys general lawsuits against financial services companies
  • Survey class certification and class action settlement developments

Ms. Strickland will serve as the co-chair of the program and Mr. Newman will speak on the second day of the conference. Mr. Newman's panel, "Class Action Developments and Settlements and UDAP Update," will discuss:
  • Class certification update: impact of WalMart on consumer cases?
    • Has the landscape truly shifted?
  • Class settlement update
    • Developments regarding the reach of a class action release - are claims by regulators and AGs barred?
    • Structuring a notice program to address the law and technology
    • Other settlement considerations given current caselaw
  • CARD Act litigation update
  • UDAP developments
    • Is the implied covenant the new UDAP
  • Are state attorneys general parens patriae actions removable under CAFA?
  • Status of Rule 68 offers of judgment in light of the pending U.S. Supreme Court case, Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk
  • Intersection between regulatory, AG and private litigation

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