Fair Debt Collection Industry Under Aggressive Scrutiny And Enforcement Actions By The CFPB And FTC
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This CLE webinar will provide banking and financial services counsel with a review of trending debt collection litigation, the evolving CFPB regulatory environment facing the debt collection industry and recent enforcement actions by the CFPB and the FTC, including issues related to attorneys who engage in debt collection and foreclosure activity.
The CFPB instituted several public law enforcement actions related to unfair, deceptive and abusive debt collection in 2014, including an action against a debt collection law firm alleging the use of illegal tactics to intimidate consumers into paying debts they may not owe and the filing of false court affidavits. These actions have resulted in the collection of more than $570 million in consumer relief and more than $13 million in penalties.
In 2015, the CFPB has continued its aggressive enforcement activities (with other federal and state regulators) in the debt collection industry. The CFPB’s recent suit against Corinthian Colleges signals a new direction for the agency in scrutinizing debt collection practices by for-profit colleges.
Targeting debt collectors that allegedly engage in deceptive, unfair or abusive conduct continues to be a high priority of the FTC. In 2014, the FTC brought or resolved 15 debt collection cases, the most in any year, including one case in which the agency obtained a record $90.5 million in judgments.
Listen as our authoritative panel of attorneys will discuss the evolving CFPB and FTC regulatory and enforcement environment for participants in the debt collection market, including attorneys who engage in debt collection and foreclosure activity. The panel will provide strategies for adapting to increased regulatory oversight, aggressive agency enforcement actions and recent FDCPA litigation trends.
- FDCPA litigation update
- CFPB supervisory, regulatory and enforcement trends
- Review of recent FTC enforcement actions
- Special topics concerning attorneys as debt collectors, including foreclosure attorneys
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the most recent case law developments in debt collection litigation?
- What is the nature of the enforcement actions taken by the CFPB in 2015?
- What type of debt collection rules can we expect to see in 2015 based on the CFPB’s ANPR?
- What practices have been the focus of the FTC enforcement actions?
David N. Anthony, Partner
Troutman Sanders, Richmond, Va.
Mr. Anthony is an experienced trial attorney with a concentration in litigating financial services and business disputes, including class actions. He has represented national, regional and local banks, lenders, a national credit reporting agency, furnishers, debt collectors, background screening companies, employers and other consumer finance entities against claims under the FRCA, FDCPA, TCPA, ECOA, state consumer protection acts and common law.
Rebecca E. Kuehn, Partner
Hudson Cook, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Kuehn’s practice is focused on consumer financial services and consumer protection matters. She counsels financial institutions, consumer reporting agencies, service providers, and others in complying with consumer financial laws and prohibitions against unfair, deceptive, or abusive trade practices. Ms. Kuehn represents clients before federal and state agencies, particularly the FTC and CFPB, in investigations and other proceedings.
Continuing Education Credits Available
This program has been approved for 2.0 CPE hours through Strafford Publications. CPE Credit is available only for the LIVE webcast. Recorded versions do not qualify for credit.
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