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Class Action Claims Alleging Violations of Federal Consumer Protection - Part III

General |  NCBA Legal Learning
Mitchell Williamson |  J. Bart Lloyd |  Lawrence Bartel
Course Levels:
61 minutes
Audio and Video
Course Access:
Access for 12 month(s) after purchase.


This CLE pending webinar follows the highly lauded Parts I & II Class Action webinars and continues to examine the next procedural steps and issues that develop in the lifecycle of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action claims.

We resume by explaining the legal concepts and important elements of class action cases that creditors rights law firms must understand. Legal theory concepts covered in this Part III webinar will include:

  • Discovery
  • Pre-trial motions
  • Public relations concerns
  • Petition for Attorney’s Fees
  • Current cases and legal trends
  • Specific class action case fact patterns and rulings analysis

Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of:

  • Discovery strategy and pit falls
  • How attorney’s fees are assessed and how to challenge unreasonable attorney fees requests
  • How to interpret class action court rulings
  • Current state of class action law and trends

Listen as subject matter experts, Attorneys Mitch Williamson of Barron & Newburger, P.C. and Larry Bartel of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani breakdown these complex legal concepts. Bart Lloyd, of Nathan & Nathan will provide practical insights from a law firm/client perspective.

CLE is pending for this webinar.



Mitchell Williamson's Profile

Mitchell Williamson Related Seminars and Products

Barron & Newburger, P.C.

Mitchell L. Williamson a graduate of Rutgers University (1981) and New York Law School (1989) joined Barron & Newburger, P.C. in April 2016, opening its New Jersey office, representing law firms, debt buyers, collection agencies and other business in litigation and government investigations. He is RMA certified and has an AV-Preminant rating from Martindale-Hubble. Prior to joining B&N he was in-house defense counsel to Pressler & Pressler, LLP for 13 years. He is admitted in both the State and Federal Districts of New Jersey, and the State and all four Federal District courts of New York. Mr. Williamson has also been admitted pro hac vice in the federal courts of various other states to represent clients before those courts.  Mr. Williamson is a frequent speaker and regular contributor to national blogs on issues affecting creditors rights. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Williamson was a professional photojournalist working in this country and in Israel.

J. Bart Lloyd's Profile

J. Bart Lloyd Related Seminars and Products

Director of Compliance

Nathan & Nathan, PC

J. Bart Lloyd, III (“Bart”) joined the Birmingham-based law firm of Nathan & Nathan, P.C. in 2002, and currently serves as the Director of Litigation & Compliance.  A 1995 Honor's Program graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in International Relations, he received his juris doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1998.  He has presented on creditor’s rights topics, and has served as Treasurer, Vice-President and, most recently, as President of the Creditor’s Attorney Association of Alabama. Bart is a member of NARCA (The National Creditors Bar Association), the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), and the Tennessee Bar Association Creditor’s Practice Section. He enjoys spending time cheering for his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide, and spending time with his wife and three boys. He is licensed to practice before all state courts of both Alabama (1998) and Tennessee (2005), and is admitted to the bar of the Federal District Courts of the Northern District of Alabama and the Eastern District of Tennessee.


Lawrence Bartel's Profile

Lawrence Bartel Related Seminars and Products


Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Lawrence J. Bartel is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of multiple firm practice groups including Professional Liability Defense, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights,  and Government Regulatory & Administrative Law.

As a member of the Professional Liability Department, Mr. Bartel concentrates his practice in the areas of Consumer Financial Services Litigation and Compliance. In this role, Mr. Bartel provides compliance services and defends financial institutions, debt servicers and buyers, auto finance companies, collection attorneys, student lenders, telecommunication providers, mortgage lenders and credit reporting agencies against claims brought pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state consumer laws in the state and federal courts across the United States.

CLE Information

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.