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Maurice Wutscher’s Amy Jonker to Discuss Consumer Financial Services Litigation in March 23 Webinar


March 10, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher's Amy Jonker will participate in a webinar focusing on consumer financial services litigation on March 23. Jonker will be among a panel of industry lawyers who will discuss lawsuits against collection agencies and offer strategies for dealing with "professional" and pro se plaintiffs. The webinar is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net and sponsored by WebRecon. For more information and to register, click...

Maurice Wutscher’s Keith Wier to Discuss Recent Supreme Court Rulings in Consumer Law


Feb. 23, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher's Keith Wier will participate in a webinar presented by NARCA this Monday, Feb. 27. Wier will be among a panel of speakers to discuss three recent Supreme Court decisions affecting consumer financial services law in “The Supreme Court’s Trilogy on Consumer Law." The decisions are expected to have a significant impact on statutory claims brought by consumers; the presentation will review the decisions and explore how courts from around the country have been interpreting and applying these...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Discusses CFPB Compliance Bulletin in CreditCards.com


Feb. 3, 2017 -- Maurice Wutscher partner Donald Maurice is quoted in a CreditCards.com article regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent guidance for financial services companies regarding the use of employee incentives and quotas. Published in the Federal Register on Jan. 18, "Compliance Bulletin 2016-03: Detecting and Preventing Consumer Harm From Production Incentives" describes steps the industry should take to ensure incentives do not pose risks to consumers. The article, "CFPB warning: incentives can harm...

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Speak at DBA International Conference


Feb. 2, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher's Donald Maurice will participate in several panel discussions at DBA International’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 7-9. Maurice will give a talk on ethics-driven compliance management. He will also participate in sessions concerning the new federal regulatory environment and concerning legislative and regulatory issues for the debt buying industry at the state and federal levels. For more information about the conference, click...

Maurice Wutscher Opens Milwaukee, Wisconsin Office


Jan. 27, 2017 — National financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has opened a new office in Milwaukee, adding consumer financial services attorney Amy M. Salberg to manage the firm's Wisconsin litigation matters. Salberg will practice in the firm's Commercial Litigation, Consumer Credit Litigation, Employment Litigation and Regulatory Compliance groups. She joins Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who specialize in appellate law, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial...

Maurice Wutscher’s Gregg Barbakoff Named a 2017 Illinois Rising Star


Jan. 25, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Gregg M. Barbakoff has been named a 2017 Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Based in Maurice Wutscher’s Chicago office, Barbakoff specializes in consumer credit litigation and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience litigating putative class actions arising under the TCPA, FDCPA, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and various consumer fraud statutes. This is the third year Barbakoff has...

Maurice Wutscher Adds Leading Bankruptcy Attorney Alan C. Hochheiser


Jan. 16, 2017 — National financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has added leading bankruptcy and creditors' rights attorney Alan C. Hochheiser as a partner in its Cleveland office. With experience that spans nearly 30 years of practice, Hochheiser advises and represents businesses, regional and national banks, credit unions, equipment lessors and other lenders, as well as secured and unsecured creditors. Among his accomplishments, he has successfully resolved non-dischargeable claims based upon fraud conversion and...
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