Consumer Finance Class Actions and Litigation

Incorporating New Legal Developments into Practical Strategies for Preventing – and Prevailing in – Litigation

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

About

The perennial challenge of managing consumer finance litigation intensified dramatically this year. The global reverberations from the subprime market demise have spurred renewed litigation based on HMDA data, FCRA litigation, including pre-screening actions, and government investigations in all sectors of consumer finance.

As fast as financial services companies respond to new risks and defend new causes of action, savvy plaintiff lawyers are working overtime to develop new strategies for bringing these complex cases. With all eyes on this industry, the stakes are higher than ever.

Ensure that you are up-to-date on the emerging claims and prepared to roll out the most strategic defenses with this publication from the American Conference Institute's 7th Annual Consumer Finance Class Actions and Litigation conference.

We assembled top litigation in-house counsel from key lenders. They, along with key regulators, top judges and seasoned outside counsel, bring you the critical insights and practical strategies you need to protect your client in this complex arena.

Contents & Contributors

About

The perennial challenge of managing consumer finance litigation intensified dramatically this year. The global reverberations from the subprime market demise have spurred renewed litigation based on HMDA data, FCRA litigation, including pre-screening actions, and government investigations in all sectors of consumer finance.

As fast as financial services companies respond to new risks and defend new causes of action, savvy plaintiff lawyers are working overtime to develop new strategies for bringing these complex cases. With all eyes on this industry, the stakes are higher than ever.

Ensure that you are up-to-date on the emerging claims and prepared to roll out the most strategic defenses with this publication from the American Conference Institute's 7th Annual Consumer Finance Class Actions and Litigation conference.

We assembled top litigation in-house counsel from key lenders. They, along with key regulators, top judges and seasoned outside counsel, bring you the critical insights and practical strategies you need to protect your client in this complex arena.

Contents & Contributors

FCRA AND FACT LITIGATION: USING RECENT AND EMERGING DEVELOPMENTS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Michael J. Agoglia, Morrison & Foerster LLP (San Francisco, CA)

NEWS FROM THE FRONT: THE HMDA-DRIVEN WAVE OF FAIR LENDING CLASS ACTIONS
Denise Peters Brennan, Wells Fargo Bank (Des Moines, IA)
Jack R. Nelson, Reed Smith LLP (San Francisco, CA)

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FEDERAL BANKING LAW PREEMPTION
Howard Cayne, Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, DC)
Laurence J. Hutt, Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, DC)
Nancy L. Perkins, Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, DC)

THE LITIGATION LANDSCAPE: EMERGING FROM THE MORTGAGE LENDING MELTDOWN
Frank A. Hirsch, Jr., Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (Raleigh, NC)

SUBPRIME MELTDOWN – NEW EXPOSURES AND THEORIES
Tom Hefferon, Goodwin Procter (Washington, DC)

BANK FEE LITIGATION: THE IMPACT OF MILLER AND OTHER KEY CASES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF BANK IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
Joseph Green, TCF National Bank (Wayzata, MN)

BANK FEE LITIGATION HIGHLIGHTS
Laurence J. Hutt, Arnold & Porter LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

CONSUMER PRIVACY LITIGATION AND CLASS ACTIONS: PROACTIVE STRATEGIES FOR MITIGATING DATA SECURITY LITIGATION
Deborah S. Birnbach, Goodwin Procter LLP (Boston, MA)

PREEMPTION IN THE WAKE OF WATTERS V. WACHOVIA AND OTHER KEY RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
C. Vance Beck, Wachovia Corporation Legal Services (Charlotte, NC)
Caitlin J. Halligan, Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Former Solicitor General of New York State (New York, NY)
John A. Houlihan Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (Boston, MA)
Robert A. Long, Covington & Burling LLP (Washington, DC)

DEFENDING CONSUMER CLASS ACTIONS TO WIN EARLY
Joseph M. McLaughlin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York, NY)

REGULATORY GUIDANCE FOR ADDRESSING THE MORTGAGE CRISIS: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ILLINOIS
Thomas James, Illinois Attorney General’s Office (Chicago, IL)

FTC PERSPECTIVE: PUBLIC ENFORCEMENT & FOLLOW-ON LITIGATION
Mark Glassman, Federal Trade Commission (Washington, DC)

GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
Matthew P. Previn, Buckley Kolar (Washington, DC)



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