American Conference Institute's 21st National Conference on

Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation

Expert strategies for in-house and outside counsel on navigating class actions, litigation, and government enforcement actions in the consumer finance industry

Thursday, January 29 to Friday, January 30, 2015
New York Marriott Downtown, New York, NY

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

It is with this in mind that American Conference Institute has developed its 21st National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation. We have assembled an unparalleled faulty of federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials, senior in-house counsel, renowned federal and state judges, and leading outside counsel who will provide you with expert advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates on:

  • CFPB enhanced oversight and heightened scrutiny of the industry:
    recent enforcement actions, preparing for investigations and examinations and looking ahead to rulemaking updates
  • Expanded use of Dodd-Frank UDAAP provisions: enforcement and examination by CFPB and State AGs
  • Fair Lending: ramped up DOJ and CFPB enforcement and the “Disparate Impact” theory of discrimination as a litigation game changer
  • Residential Mortgages: RESPA qualified written request claims, allegations arising under Reg X and Reg Z amendments, TILA rescission, and more
  • Recent mass action developments and emerging trends in class action claims theories
  • A focus on class action settlements: guidance in dealing with the approval process and strategies to achieve a successful outcome
  • CFPB interest and potential crackdown on consumer arbitration agreements/clauses and class action arbitration waivers in the consumer context
  • The borrower’s perspective: insights from the plaintiffs’ bar and consumer advocates
  • Claims and defenses involving background check, credit dispute investigation, and debt collection litigation under the FCRA and FDCPA
  • TCPA: what you need to know about the industry’s most active statute, FCC involvement, recent settlements and strategies for defeating TCPA litigation
  • SCRA: 6% interest rate cap on obligations, protections against default judgments, auto repossessions, and foreclosures, recent case law updates and overview of government enforcement actions
  • Student loans and auto loans: rise in enforcement and litigation by the CFPB
  • The latest on enhanced government scrutiny over payday loans/deposit advance loans and efforts to stop fraud by cutting off access to bank payment-processing services

REGISTER NOW by calling 1-888-224-2480 or by faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563. You can also register online at