Anticipating Disputes Resulting from Government Relief Programs and Rethinking Litigation Strategies Post-COVID-19

September 22, 2020 2:15pm

Allyson B. Baker
Co-Head, Consumer Financial Services Practice
Venable LLP (Washington, DC)

Marci V. Kawski
Husch Blackwell LLP (Madison, WI)

Brian A. Paino
Managing Member, Irvine Office
McGlinchey Stafford (Irvine, CA)

  • Delve into the range of federal, state, and local government programs deferring collection activity and industry pushback to these limitations on financial institutions
  • Anticipate a surge in litigation against borrowers as deferments expire and courts re-open following the pandemic
  • Examine likely disputes between industry and government, as lenders contest the binding aspects of relief programs
  • Assess the impact of debt collection challenges on servicers, trust holders, and lenders and probable disputes among these parties
  • Analyze the implications of possible continued government-mandated deferment, abatement, or forgiveness of debt following the pandemic
  • Hear directly from the plaintiff bar on the major types of disputes they expect to pursue going forward