News & Events

Servicing and Collections: FDCPA, SCRA, Mortgage Issues and UDAAP

Location: American University Washington College of Law,
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Date: October 8, 2012
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Katrina Christakis and Don Lampe (Dykema LLP) discuss the regulation of account servicing, including the servicemembers civil relief act and servicing practices that have been found to be “unfair,” federal and state regulation of third-party debt collectors, and the potential future regulation of “abusive” servicing and collection practices, with a special focus on the issues presented by mortgage servicing.

Event Highlights:
Facing the most comprehensive revision of federal consumer financial services (CFS) law in 75 years, even experienced consumer finance lawyers might feel it is time to get back in the classroom. This live meeting is designed to expose practitioners to key areas of consumer financial services law, whether you need a primer or a refresher.

It is time to take a step back and think through some of these complex issues with a faculty that combines decades of practical experience with law school analysis. The classroom approach is used to review the background, assess the current policy factors, step into the shoes of regulators, and develop an approach that can be used to interpret and evaluate the scores of laws and regulations that affect your clients.

This program will explain each of the major sources of regulation of consumer financial products in the context of the regulatory techniques and policies that are the common threads in a complex pattern, including:

    • Price regulation and federal preemption of state price limitations
    • Truth in lending and disclosure requirements
    • Marketing, advertising and unfair or deceptive conduct
    • Account servicing and collections
    • Regulating the “fairness” of financial institution conduct
    • Data security, fraud prevention and identity protection
    • Consumer reporting: FCRA & FACT Act
    • Fair lending and fair access to financial services
    • Remedies: regulators and private plaintiffs
    • Regulatory and legislative priorities for 2012 and beyond

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