The Consumer Financial Services Group of Ballard Spahr has scheduled three complimentary webinars that will focus on the hottest topics today in the consumer financial services world: the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, upholding the validity of class action waivers in arbitration provisions; the recent OCC and FDIC supervisory initiatives and class actions regarding bank overdraft fees; and a special inside look at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the first anniversary of its creation.

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June 22: AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion: The Supreme Court Confirms that Arbitration Clauses Trump Class Actions

On April 27, 2011, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, holding that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that invalidate class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements. We will discuss the opinion, its broad implications, and why consumer financial services companies that don’t have robust arbitration programs in place should consider implementing them now. 

June 27: Bank Automated Overdraft Programs and Potential Options

Now that the OCC has weighed in with proposed guidance on automated overdraft and deposit advance programs on the heels of the FDIC’s guidance (effective July 1, 2011), we will discuss the differing approaches to overdraft programs taken by the federal banking agencies and steps financial institutions should be taking. We will also update you on the OCC’s guidance on deposit advance programs and on the ongoing overdraft fee class action litigation.

July 21: The First Anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The gestation period is ending and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is springing to life. We will offer a whirlwind, 90-minute summary of CFPB and Dodd-Frank developments.

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