Some critics say that the new sheriff in town, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has hung up his star. But there's an old sheriff in town that seems to have been reenergized, even though it is an agency headed by a commission controlled by Republican Commissioners. That sheriff has been particularly active of late in a wide variety of fields and still relies heavily on enforcement actions to direct the conduct of industry members. Who is it? It’s none other than the Federal Trade Commission. And familiarity with it is now of paramount importance.

For that reason, to aid our clients and friends, in this webinar, we will survey:

  • FTC jurisdiction and the complaint data that drives FTC actions

  • FTC activities in the Fintech space

  • FTC activities in the broader debt collection and debt counseling arena

  • FTC efforts to protect military consumers

  • FTC activities involving credit reporting and related issues

  • FTC activities in the privacy and data protection sphere

We’ll close by predicting areas that we think may draw the attention of the Federal Trade Commission going forward.

Date & TIme

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Alan S. Kaplinsky
Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services


Christopher J. Willis
Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services Litigation

John L. Culhane, Jr.
Consumer Financial Services

James Kim
Consumer Financial Services Litigation

Denise L. Plunkett
Consumer Financial Services Litigation

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients. 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