This CLE pending webinar follows the highly lauded Part I on the same subject and continues to examine class action claims that allege violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). We resume explaining the legal concepts and important elements of class action cases that creditors rights law firms must understand. Legal theory and concepts covered in this Part II webinar will include internal investigations, remedial acts, mitigation, Federal Rules of Evidence, Complaint Evaluation, Defenses, Mistakes of Law, and Arbitration, as well as other considerations that come into play when defending class actions. 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.
|Creditors Rights and Consumer Finance Class Actions Part 2 HANDOUT (785.2 KB)||40 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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.
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.
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.