Monthly Archives: January 2014

Webinar to Review 2013’s Key Legal Developments

Jan. 24, 2014 — Donald Maurice will present a webinar on Jan. 29, with San Francisco attorney Tomio Narita in which they will review the past year’s key legal developments in the financial services industry and what they portend for 2014. The webinar will examine FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other state and federal decisions as well as CFPB enforcement actions.

The presentation has been approved for one hour of CLE for CA, DE, PA, NY, NJ and PA and one hour of DBA International continuing education credits. Register here.

Webinar to Take Closer Look at Repositories

Jan. 17, 2014 — Donald Maurice will present a webinar exploring the use of a centralized repository for the sharing of documentation concerning debt on Jan. 22, with Ben Kahrl, managing director and general counsel of Global Debt Registry, and Tim Collins, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer of Convergent Outsourcing, Inc.

In the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the CFPB is seeking comment on the use of a centralized repository. The webinar will discuss repositories and the questions posed by the ANPR including how repositories validate and store information; how they could be used as a tool for monitoring debt collection vendors; consumer access to information in a repository, including privacy concerns; use of a repository for enforcement and proof of registered debts in litigation, including whether title reports could be used to meet state law heightened pleading requirements; regulatory questions surrounding communications and document exchange with consumers through a repository; and privacy and security of data and information in a repository.

The webinar will offer one hour of DBA International certification credits. Click here to register.

Maurice to Speak at ABA’s CFSC Meeting

Jan. 7, 2014 — Donald Maurice will participate in several programs slated for the ABA’s Consumer Financial Services Committee winter meeting in Park City, Utah.

On Jan. 12, he will participate in a panel discussion regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s debt collection guidance, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and regulation of attorneys. On Jan. 13, he will moderate a program on Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation and also will moderate a roundtable with Donald Lampe of Morrison Foerster on the CFPB’s ANPR and how it will affect the industry, consumers and attorneys.