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Originally Presented at the Fall Collection Conference
The Fair Credit Reporting Act: What You Really Need to Know In Our New World and Answers to Your Questions
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The FCRA has changed in a dramatic way. There are recent CFPB proposals regarding the level of investigation required upon receipt of a notice of dispute. Case law regarding the interpretation of ‘reasonable investigations’ are in conflict and this webinar will help resolve what agencies need to do to stay compliant. In addition, we will discuss what constitutes complete and accurate reporting under Metro 2 guidelines and in the bankruptcy context. What must agencies do when credit repair organizations flood creditors/furnishers with disputes with the sole goal of obtaining a trade-line deletion? We will also open the webinar to questions.
David J. Kaminski, Carlson & Messer LLP
David Kaminski is a partner at Carlson & Messer LLP in Los Angeles, and specializes in the defense of banks, credit grantors, and collection law firms and agencies in all areas of financial services litigation. He is a recognized authority regarding consumer litigation statutes, including the FCRA, FDCPA and TCPA, and regularly gives presentations at the leading industry trade organizations throughout the U.S. He is a frequent contributor to numerous trade publications and is the 2013-2015 Chair of the Attorney’s Division of the ACA, Int’l. He has substantial experience in class action and MDL litigation. David serves as outside compliance counsel to the financial services industry and has developed policies and compliance/training programs to minimize their risks of liability. He regularly defends clients in investigations and proceedings initiated by the FCC, the FTC, the CFPB, and other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Keith Wier, Bush & Ramirez, PLLC
Keith Wier is a partner in the Texas law firm Bush & Ramirez PLLC. He received his Bachelor of Business
Administration in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1986. He is admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and all four United States District Courts in Texas.
Mr. Wier has been certified as a specialist in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses on the defense of individual and class action suits under state and federal consumer statutes, professional liability defense and compliance issues for members of the collection industry. He has substantial experience defending collection agencies, law firms, debt buyers and creditors in consumer litigation in Texas.
Mr. Wier is a frequent lecturer and author on defense and compliance issues facing the collection, credit and debt buying industries. He is a past member of the board of directors for ACA International and the past chairman of the Members' Attorney Program, an internal committee within the ACA International. His pro bono work includes teaching at the University of Houston Law Center's Peoples Law School.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
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