We are pleased to invite you to the Practising Law Institute's 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute on June 25-26, 2018 in San Francisco (and by live webcast). PLI has extended a 25 percent discount to clients and friends of Ballard Spahr who register through the link below.

PLI Registration-25 Percent Discount

This will be the first time in many years that the Institute will take place in San Francisco. Since the first location of this event in NYC on March 26-27 was well-attended, and the second location in Chicago on May 7-8 was sold-out, anyone interested in attending the program in San Francisco is encouraged to act quickly to register. Alan S. Kaplinsky will co-chair the event, as he has for the past 22 years, and Partner, Scott M. Pearson, will be speaking on a panel on the second day that will discuss the rapidly changing landscape for marketplace lending and Fintech.

With the resignation of former CFPB Director Cordray and President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as CFPB Acting Director, the agenda and activity of the CFPB is already undergoing significant change. Further significant change can be expected under the new permanent Director who is eventually appointed and confirmed. At the same time, state attorneys general and regulators are threatening to fill any void created by a less aggressive CFPB.

The lead-off morning presentation on the first day will feature a panel discussion devoted to CFPB developments and two CFPB attorneys: Christopher J. Young, Deputy Assistant Director for Supervision, and Cara Petersen, Principal Deputy Enforcement Director. The CFPB attorneys will respond to a wide-ranging list of questions about the CFPB’s supervisory, enforcement, and other activities. During this same panel, Alan S. Kaplinsky will moderate a discussion among two experienced industry lawyers and an experienced consumer lawyer who closely follow the CFPB’s activities. If your practice involves the CFPB, you will not want to miss the entire panel discussion.

The first day of the program will also include a panel titled “Federal Regulators Speak: Priorities & Coordination” that will feature representatives of the FTC and DOJ.

The Institute will also focus on a variety of other cutting-edge issues and developments, including:

  • Privacy and data security issues

  • FCRA/debt collection issues

  • Class action and litigation developments

  • State regulatory and enforcement developments

  • Plaintiff lawyers’ perspective of regulatory and litigation issues under Trump Administration

In addition, attendees will receive up to one full hour of Ethics credit exploring ethical issues unique to the consumer space.

We you can join us for this informative and valuable program. To register and for a complete description of PLI’s 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, click here.


Event Information

San Francisco Seminar Location

PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105


Ballard Spahr Speakers

Alan S. Kaplinsky, Partner
Consumer Financial Services

Scott M. Pearson, Partner
Consumer Financial Services