If you have been a good boy or girl, then you can go to the best Class Action Seminar in the New Year at a discount!  Since the seminar is probably the first class action seminar of the new year, it is easy to say it will be the best one so far in 2009.

American Conference Institute’s 8th Annual Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, January 26-28, 2009 at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel in New York features a faculty of leading outside litigators, renowned jurists, and 24 senior in-house counsel. Among other topics, it will feature in-depth analysis on ensuring an effective response and mitigating class action damages with regard to data breaches and identity theft. Click here for the agenda. The essential defense forum that shapes the future of litigation strategies in the consumer finance industry.

That makes it sound like something big is going on in that area. You may have heard a little something in the news about changes in the consumer finance industry. Big changes are a commin’ for financial institutions and their legal counsel. 

The event features a faculty of leading outside litigators, renowned jurists, and senior in-house counsel from these companies (assuming that they have not reorganized between now and then): American Express • American General Finance • Bank of America • Capital One • Citi • Countrywide • Discover • GMAC • Greenpoint • First Data • Freddie Mac • Hyundai • iQor • MasterCard • Sovereign Bank • TCF National Bank • UBS • Wachovia • Wells Fargo

They will help you:

·        DRAFT arbitration provisions that are effective in avoiding class treatment

·        REASSESS litigation and preemption strategies as a result of increased investigations and enforcement actions by states and municipalities against lenders

·        RESPOND to the latest TILA and UDAP inadequate disclosure claims

·        DEFEND against allegations that unsuitable loans were made by lenders/brokers

·        COUNTER claims based on predatory/unconscionable/improvident lending

·        APPLY lessons learned from recent RESPA case law to prevent and cure errors when managing transactions

·        USE recent and emerging FCRA litigation developments, including the “willfulness” issue, to your advantage when defending cases

·        LITIGATE consumer class actions involving bankruptcies and foreclosures

·        MINIMIZE litigation risks of using autodialers and prerecorded messages in collection activities

·        DIRECT an adequate response to a data breach and the myriad details that ensue

Wow, I’m exhausted just thinking about doing all that work. 

Additional details and registration information are available at www.AmericanConference.com/CFCA or by calling 888-224-2480. 

If you register by or before December 31, you can save $400 off the full conference tuition price ($1795 instead of $2195).  Just tell them you read about it on the CAFA Law Blog.  Not only will you receive the discount, but you will also let ACI know just how smart you are for reading the CAFA Law Blog.  This is our Christmas present to you.