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Arbitration of Consumer Finance Disputes in the Wake of AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion

Location: DoubleTree Chicago – Magnificent Mile
Date: July 30, 2012
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Jeff Pilgrim leads a panel discussion on new and emerging trends in arbitratiom, how lower courts are applying Concepcion, when and how the defense can make use of Concepcion, how plaintiffs’ counsel are making the case that Concepcion, and application of state versus federal law in the arbitration discovery process.

Event Highlights:
Consumer financial services companies are facing unprecedented regulatory and enforcement scrutiny and mounting litigation, and there is no sign of change coming anytime soon. That is why it is essential that in-house an outside counsel have a mastery of new class action trends, emerging theories of liability, and effective defense and settlement strategies.It is with this in mind that American Conference Institute has developed its 14th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation. We have assembled an unparalleled faculty of federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials, senior in-house counsel, renowned federal and state judges, and leading outside defense counsel who will provide you with expert advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates on:

  • Adapting to the emerging regulatory and enforcement paradigm, with a focus on how the CFPB is going to impact consume finance litigation going forward
  • Best practices for defending against class actions arising from TCPA, FCRA, FDCPA, loan modifications, foreclosure practices, fee products, credit/debit cards, student loans, and auto loans, and key considerations when making the decision to settle
  • Assessing how the courts are applying Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion to consumer finance litigation and determining how best to argue against class certification
  • Managing and defending against claims of discriminatory lending and assessing the status of ‘disparate impact’ in lending litigation and enforcement


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