Join us for a special webinar in which two renowned consumer law professors respond to questions about the impact of the Trump administration on consumer financial services regulation and enforcement and what consumer advocates can and should do about it. Professors Dee Pridgen and Jeff Sovern often advocate for consumers in their writings.

We will discuss:

  • What might prevent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray from serving out his full term which expires in July 2018 and, if he does not serve his full term, what will be the effect on the CFPB?

  • What is the likelihood of the CFPB finalizing regulations, including arbitration, small-dollar lending, and debt collection?

  • Should the Democrats ultimately support a change in governance of the CFPB to a five-member commission and funding through congressional appropriations in order to avoid a sole director appointed by President Trump?

  • What will be the impact on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after it is controlled by Republican commissioners and what possible legislative changes might be in store for the FTC?

  • Will state attorneys general, departments of banking, and private civil litigation fill any void left by the CFPB?

  • What should be the priorities of consumerists in 2017 and beyond?

Date & TIme

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Alan S. Kaplinsky
Practice Group Leader
Consumer Financial Services Group


Professor Jeff Sovern
St. John’s University School of Law

Professor Dee Pridgen
The Carl M. Williams Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
University of Wyoming College of Law

Christopher J. Willis
Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services Litigation

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients and members of the financial services industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for CLE credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Daniel Martin at