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Brit Suttell is a member of Barron & Newburger, P.C.’s Consumer Financial Services Group where they focus on defense litigation and regulatory compliance related to consumer protection statutes, specifically the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and related state consumer protection laws. Brit assists clients with the creation and maintenance of compliance management systems. In addition to defending consumer protection law claims, they also assist clients in various dealings with both state and federal regulators. Brit is a current member of the National Creditors Bar Association board of directors where they are Co-Chair of the Advocacy Pillar. They also serve on the Legal Advisory Board for the Consumer Relations Consortium, and is the current President of the Pennsylvania Creditors Bar. In their spare time, Brit enjoys unleashing hordes of goblins and uncontrollable ogres on her DnD group.
Amy Mertz Brown has over 30 years of experience as a leader, lawyer, and compliance professional. Amy currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Gurstel Law Firm, P.C., a creditors’ rights law firm headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota and practicing in nine states. Amy leads both the Firm’s regulatory compliance with federal and state law concerning creditors’ rights and consumer rights, as well as compliance with operational requirements for the Firm such as business and attorney licensing.
Prior to joining Gurstel in 2020, Amy was CCO at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 2010, Amy joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in its start-up phase and until 2018 helped establish and build CFPB’s in-house legal department and developed and implemented the enterprise ethics and compliance program. Amy also has served in legal department management positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Since October 2022, Amy has served on the NCBA Board of Directors, and co-chairs NCBA’s Advocacy Committee. Amy also is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and Chief, a private network of executive women.
Amy is a graduate of Washington College of Law, The American University, in Washington, DC, and is licensed in California. She holds a Leadership Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC) Certification from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), and an individual Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP) certification from the Receivables Management Association International (RMAI). She lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and two young adult children.
The NCBA will seek 1 General CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 1.2 General CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.
National Creditors Bar Association is a national provider of legal educational content. NCBA’s goal is to provide its members with as many opportunities as possible to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Some NCBA programs state that they are pending approval. If a program is pending approval, it means that NCBA’s education staff is awaiting confirmation of approval for CLE credit from the accrediting body of a particular state; it should be noted that individual states have different response and approval rates. NCBA expects that the course will be approved for the credit amount and type listed, but approval is not guaranteed. An attorney can still take the course at their own discretion, though.
It is not uncommon for a course which is pending approval to not be approved until after the program has taken place. It is recommended that attorneys do not view programs that are pending approval close to their CLE deadline, as NCBA cannot guarantee that a course will be approved in time.
National Creditors Bar Association will seek MCLE accreditation, with the assistance of the ABA MCLE, for this program. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. A link for CLE requests will be provided to program attendees who have met the attendance and engagement requirements.