Archive for May, 2010
Essential Legal and Practical Strategies for Structuring Products, Mitigating Risk, and Ensuring Compliance
Thursday, June 24 to Friday, June 25, 2010
The Westin Washington, Washington, DC, United States
Be a part of the premier legal and compliance event for the prepaid card industry
The prepaid card industry is facing unprecedented legal and regulatory challenges at both the state and federal levels. In response to the CARD Act, the Fed has issued sweeping new rules that impact gift cards and FinCEN is engaging in greater oversight of stored value cards. Further, the proposed CFPA as well as other emerging regulatory initiatives are likely to have major consequences for the prepaid card market. At the state level, the continued evolution of money transmitter statutes requires that market participants keep pace or risk non-compliance. Add to these concerns the uncertain status of federal preemption, the continuing difficulties associated with AML compliance, and the increasing challenges of fraud deterrence and it becomes clear that it is more important than ever to ensure that you are in compliance with the myriad state and federal regulations and emerging legislation that impact the prepaid industry.
American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Forum on Prepaid Card Compliance will bring together an unparalleled faculty of regulatory and enforcement officials, compliance experts from industry leaders, and outside counsel specializing in prepaid card regulatory compliance who will provide you with best practices and targeted guidance for:
- Preparing for the impact of the CARD Act on the prepaid card industry
Knowing what examiners will look for during a BSA examination and implementing proactive compliance initiatives
Evaluating and improving upon your current AML and fraud deterrence programs
Ensuring compliance with expiration date restrictions and disclosure requirements
Determining the status of federal preemption in light of Cuomo and emerging regulations
Assessing the impact of business model adjustments on compliance initiatives
PLUS, add value to your attendance by also registering for the Post-Conference Master Class:
Emerging Products: Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Considerations
June 25, 2010 • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how others are approaching the challenges of prepaid card compliance while networking with industry leaders.Register now by calling 1-888-224-2480 or by faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563. You can also register online.
May 25th, 2010
in Litigation |
The essential defense counsel forum that will shape the future of personal injury & wrongful death strategies for leading outside and in-house counsel for manufacturers, carriers, users/owners/operators, maintenance facilities and insurers
Tuesday, June 22 to Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston, MA, United States
The premier aviation conference devoted entirely to the defense of claims, led by an unparalleled faculty of the most experienced in-house counsel & claims officers from manufacturers, carriers & insurers, the top law firms, and renowned federal judges
The complexities surrounding aviation litigation continue to change with ever evolving theories of liability, multifaceted choice of law and jurisdictional issues, the admissibility of other incidents and overwhelming natural sympathy for plaintiffs. There has never been a more important time in the industry to convene and trade valuable pointers and insights on the most current strategies and techniques for defending and managing aviation litigation.
In response, American Conference Institute is proud to announce the second installment of the essential defense counsel forum that shapes the future of personal injury and wrongful death strategies for leading outside counsel litigators and in-house counsel for manufacturers, carriers, users/owners/operators, maintenance facilities and insurers: Defending and Managing AVIATION LITIGATION. Through a faculty of distinguished in-house counsel from JetBlue, Embraer, United, Trans States, Garmin, Chartis Aerospace, FedEx, and many others, as well as the leading outside defense counsel in the industry and 6 renowned federal jurists, this conference will provide even the most seasoned aviation lawyers with clarity and certainty with respect to today’s key issues crucial to mounting a rigorous and complete defense.
Plus, be sure to also register for the Post-Conference Procedural Master Class:
The Current MDL Practice Landscape: What Is and Isn’t Working for Defendants?
June 23, 2010; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Now in its second year, this conference offers unique opportunities for law firm litigators to learn from some of the best in the industry and for in-house counsel to gain expertise in evaluating litigation tactics and approaches and providing valuable input to the legal department. It offers tremendous networking opportunities with senior practitioners in the field.
American Conference Institute – Aviation Litigation
Financial Services Marketing Compliance
Fortifying compliance, disclosure and transparency efforts in a time of recovery and enhanced government scrutiny
Wednesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Carlton on Madison Avenue, New York, NY, United States
Legal, compliance and marketing executives from leading financial institutions, as well as the top law firms and the FTC and FDIC, will help you achieve your company’s or client’s business objectives while minimizing the risks of overstepping regulatory bounds.
As always, marketing financial products and services have to be carefully deliberated and executed. However, with fraud claims on the rise and the aftermath of the sub-prime mortgage market and subsequent credit crisis, the financial services marketing landscape is evolving like never before. Plus, the industry’s compliance function is facing an influx of change, with new regulations in store for 2010 and beyond, aggressive government investigations/enforcement actions, an increasing number of audits, more stringent disclosure requirements, and changes at the Department of Justice and FTC as just some of the challenges.
Like never before, those charged with compliance in marketing financial products and services must understand how to comply with the new regime and take extra care in order to avoid the high reputational and financial costs of non-compliance.
The answer is ACI’s 4th National Advanced Forum on Financial Services Marketing Compliance, through a faculty of the top law firms, the FTC, FRB, FDIC, and in-house professionals from GE Capital, Mastercard, Key Bank, Wells Fargo, TD Ameritrade and many others, will provide you with the most up-to-date information and clarifications on complex compliance issues and help you stay one step ahead of the curve and avoid potential penalties. Topics include:
- How is the current credit crisis shaping the compliance industry
Understanding how the Credit CARD Act is changing the compliance industry
Complying with information sharing and privacy restrictions
Addressing new state and federal regulations and developments
Successfully complying with Reg Z disclosure requirements
In a year of continued market volatility you cannot afford to miss this timely event. Network with your peers and get answers from those in the trenches.
Plus, add value to your attendance by also registering for the conference workshop:
Master Class on Ensuring Effectiveness of Your Marketing Compliance Program
Thursday, May 27, 2010 – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
May 3rd, 2010
in Litigation |
Managing the exorbitant cost of defending cases that require retention of 3-5 expert witnesses and expense of obtaining the testimony required by Daubert rulings
Budgeting the overall expense in taking a case through trial yet keeping the case resolvable at a reasonable level without the need for trial
How to avoid the sheer volume of these suits placing a financial burden on legal resources
Controlling costs by keeping routine, pattern litigation under control
Managing outside counsel through realistic and accurate budgets
Do flat fees really exist? What alternative billing arrangements are out there and have people been successful in using them?