Speaker Lineup: ACA Huddle CFPB Rule Series Part Two


Check out our impressive docket of speakers slated to dive into part two of the bureau’s debt collection rule continuing after the new year. Editor’s note: This article is available for members only.

12/21/2020 11:00

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released part two of its long-awaited debt collection rule Friday, Dec. 18, and ACA International is ready to help members learn about the new requirements with a comprehensive 10-part ACA Huddle series of webinars.

ACA’s panel of experts is continuing to review the comprehensive rule and will be providing detailed analysis and compliance resources.

As part of that process, ACA started a series of daily ACA Huddle webinars sponsored by Neustar and Ontario Systems on Dec. 21.

On Monday, Dec. 21, speakers from ACA, including CEO Mark Neeb, Corporate Counsel Colin Winkler, Vice President of Legal and General Counsel Issa Moe and Vice President and Senior Counsel of Federal Advocacy Leah Dempsey, and Mike Frost, partner at Malone Frost Martin PLLC, presented an initial overview of part two of the rule.

Registration is open now for the remaining complimentary webinars, which are available for ACA members only.

Here is a look at ACA’s webinar lineup that continues at 11 a.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 5.

The Rule is Final: Where Do We Go From Here at the CFPB and in Congress?

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Dempsey will be joined by Mark Brennan, lead innovation partner at Hogan Lovells, Ryan Donovan, chief advocacy officer at the Credit Union National Association and Jane Luxton, partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, for a discussion on how the rule intersects with congressional activity on Capitol Hill.

Credit Reporting: No Introduction Needed—See You There

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Kim Phan, partner at Ballard Spahr, Leslie Bender, senior counsel at Clark Hill PLC, and Jeff DiMatteo, president of American Profit Recovery, will discuss credit reporting as it relates to part two of the rule.

Validation Notice Information—You Had Me at Hello

On Thursday, Jan. 7, Keith Kettelkamp, president & CEO of Remex Inc., Eileen Bitterman, compliance Officer at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. and G. Scott Purcell, ACA president and president of Professional Credit, will review long-awaited guidance on validation notices.

Validation Notice Template: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel—We'll do it for you.

On Friday, Jan. 8, validation notice discussions will continue with Rick Perr, co-managing partner at Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, and Kelly Knepper-Stephens, vice president of legal compliance at TrueAccord.

Delivery Requirements: Electronic Communications

On Monday, Jan. 11, Mike Etmund, attorney at Moss & Barnett, Lauren Valenzuela, corporate counsel at Performant Recovery Inc., and John Bedard, owner of Bedard Law Group, will dive more into electronic communication requirements in the rule from a legal perspective.

Delivery Requirements: Electronic Communications (Vendor Side)

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Jessica Klander, shareholder at Bassford Remele, Rob Augg, vice president of business development and marketing at Renkim Corp., and Paul Daniels, chief revenue officer of Intelligent Contacts Inc., will review delivery requirements and electronic communication requirements in the rule from a vendor’s perspective.

Does it Go Away or is it Here to Stay? Decedent Debt

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, James R. Bedell, general counsel at AscensionPoint Recovery Services LLC, Jack Brown III, president of Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Inc., and Heath Morgan, partner at Malone Frost Martin, will weigh in on the topic of decedent debt.

The Time-Barred Debt – It’s “Time After Sometime” to Talk About This

On Thursday, Jan. 14, Dennis Barton III, owner and managing attorney at The Barton Law Group, Tamar Yudenfreund, senior director public policy at Encore Capital Group, and David Schultz, partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, will discuss out-of-statute debt.

Itemization of Medical Debt, Creditors and Medical Providers

And concluding the series on Friday, Jan. 15, Christian Lehr, COO of Healthcare Collections LLC, Pam Kirchner, CEO of BCA Financial Services, and Shawn Gretz, president of Americollect, will present on what’s to come with regulation of medical debt collections.

Register for the series of webinars here. If you missed any of the webinars on part one of the debt collection rule, sponsored by Ontario Systems, Sitel Group, RevSpring, Venable LLP and Hinshaw and Culberston LLP, recordings and presentations are available for members on ACA’s website.

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