Speaking Engagement

Scott Pearson Co-Chairing ACI Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation

Expert defense strategies on navigating class actions, litigation, and government enforcement actions in the consumer finance industry

7/29/2013

Chicago, IL

Omni Chicago Hotel
676 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60611 

Seyfarth Shaw partner Scott Pearson is co-chairing and speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 16th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation. Scott is co-chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice.

Consumer financial services companies are facing unprecedented regulatory and enforcement scrutiny and mounting litigation, and there is no sign of change coming anytime soon.  That is why it is essential that in-house and outside counsel have a mastery of new class action trends, emerging theories of liability, the latest enforcement actions and regulatory initiatives, and the most effective defense and settlement strategies. 

It is with this in mind that American Conference Institute has developed its 16th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation. ACI has assembled an unparalleled faculty of federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials, senior in-house counsel, renowned federal and state judges, and leading outside defense counsel who will provide attendees with expert advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates on:

  • The latest enforcement actions and initiatives from the CFPB and other federal and state agencies, and their impact on the consumer finance industry
  • Consumer finance class action litigation, arbitration, and settlement trends: new cases, emerging theories of liability, certification and arbitration developments, offers of full relief, innovations in settlement strategies, and more
  • Mortgage and foreclosure litigation: defending against TILA claims and defeating foreclosure defenses and borrower stall tactics
  • New and emerging strategies for defending against claims and class actions relating to TCPA, FDCPA, and FCRA
  • Managing and defending against class actions and claims arising from student loans, auto lending, credit, debit, and prepaid cards, and bank add-on services and products
  • Judicial perspectives on class certification, arbitration, settlement considerations, bankruptcy litigation, e-discovery, and more
  • Analyzing debt collection litigation trends and using that information to prevent future lawsuits
  • Fair lending: managing and defending against claims of discriminatory lending and assessing the status of ‘disparate impact’ in lending litigation and enforcement, including in the areas of student loans and auto financing

For more information and to register, click here.