Compliance and Legal Education Tailored for You at the 2018 Convention & Expo

ACA International will offer an extensive lineup of sessions on the latest compliance and legal trends led by your peers and staff from the association July 23-25 in Nashville.

6/13/2018 2:00 PM

Compliance and Legal Education Tailored for You at the 2018 Convention & Expo

Learn from your peers and ACA International’s team by attending legal and compliance sessions shaped around the most pressing trends in the industry during the 2018 Convention & Expo July 23-25 in Nashville.

July 24 and 25 are jam packed with in-depth legal and compliance topics ranging from telecommunications and consumer litigation to the basics of collection letters and refining your compliance management system.

New this year, ACA International is offering Micro-Burst Legal Education – Learning Built with the Audience in Mind, at 9:15 a.m. July 24.

The legal session features five short, powerful lessons to ensure a successful and rewarding learning experience.

Balch and Bingham LLP attorneys will lead sessions on “Bankruptcy Litigation after Midland Funding v. Johnson: Another deluge or just a drop in the bucket?” and “Recent U.S. Supreme Court FDCPA Decisions and the Pantoja Circuit Split.”

“In our session, attendees will get the benefit of hearing from attorneys who handle hot topic issues nationwide and help shape the law and trends in consumer litigation,” said Jason Tompkins, partner at Balch and Bingham LLP. “Knowing the latest from the trenches helps equally in avoiding suits on the compliance side as it does in winning them.”

Tompkins recommends any industry professionals who work with lawsuits or compliance at their company attend the session.

“The Supreme Court’s decisions in Midland Funding and Henson showed the value of long-term strategic thinking on the part of the industry,” he said. “Attendees can expect to hear from attorneys who were on the forefront of some of those issues about the consequences of those decisions, as well as the next likely battles at the Supreme Court.”

If the latest in convenience fees, collection fees and costs is of interest to you, Monica Littman, attorney at Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, will cover “A Ship Adrift: Navigating the Three ‘C’s’” during the micro-burst legal session.

Littman recommends attorneys and compliance officers join in the session, which will address the hot legal issues involving recovery of fees and costs, she said.

The Micro-Burst Legal Education also features lessons on Defending and Preventing Collection Notice Lawsuits and Turning the Tables—Setting Up Your Cases to Win Sanctions.

Outside of her session, Littman said she is “looking forward to learning some new tips and strategies that can help my clients,” during the 2018 Convention & Expo.

Convention attendees also have the opportunity to hear from ACA Corporate Counsel Karen Scheibe Eliason and ACA’s appellate counsel Brian Melendez, Esq. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, about issues that are the subject of current or pending federal appellate court cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other consumer-facing statutes.

Round out the day July 24 by testing your knowledge on legal and compliance issues with an interactive trivia presentation led by Timothy Collins Esq., chief compliance officer at TrueAccord, Michael Frost, Esq., chief compliance, sales officer and general counsel at The CBE Group., and Michael Strachan, general counsel at Alltran Financial LP at 2 p.m.

Technology and telecommunications are among the top, at times the most challenging, trends to navigate when it comes to compliance and litigation.

Several instructors will delve into these topics at Convention, including Josh Stevens, Esq., and Nick Whisler, Esq., from Mac Murray and Shuster LLP, during  “Blocked Calls, Revoked Consent and More: Current Issues in Telecommunications and Compliance,” at 10:15 a.m. July 25.

“The legal education series offers an opportunity to delve into a variety of cutting-edge issues. We always enjoy sharing ideas with fellow attendees and coming away enlightened,” Stevens said.

Whisler and Stevens will educate participants about recent efforts to block and label calls, how the Federal Communications Commission and industry are responding, and the hot issues in TCPA compliance for collectors.

“While the session is targeted primarily to compliance professionals, sales and customer service management would also benefit from learning the latest on why their calls are not getting through to consumers and what they may be able to do about it,” Stevens said.

He adds that they will explain how the technologies underpinning call blocking and labeling should also provide great opportunities for consumer communication in the future.

Attendees may earn up to eight CLE credits by attending legal education sessions during the 2018 Convention & Expo.

“The biggest benefit of the legal education series is to hear about emerging issues facing the industry straight from the people handling the latest issues,” Tompkins said. “I am looking forward to meeting the people who face these challenges each day to share what I’ve learned in working to protect the industry.”

See the complete 2018 Convention & Expo agenda for more information and updates on important legal and compliance sessions.

This is an exciting time to be part of this dynamic industry—attend the ACA Convention to get hooked on the optimism of a bright future defined by SUCCESS!

The three-day event kicks off Monday, July 23, with an opening general session featuring Keynote Speaker Eric Saperston, sponsored by NobelBiz. Throughout the event, the Music City Center and Omni Nashville will be transformed into a hub of activity including a bustling Expo Hall filled wall-to-wall with vendors displaying cutting-edge products aimed at helping you focus on success.

Visit the ACA International’s 2018 Convention & Expo website for the latest updates.

Event sponsors include: Collector Insurance Agency, QBE, NobelBiz, VoApps, Balch & Bingham LLP, Nationwide, Beam Software, BillingTree, Ontario Systems, Innovis, InterProse, REPAY, CSS Impact!, TransUnion, RevSpring, and CDS Software.

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