The Oct. 27 meeting will be open to the public and led by Senior Deputy Commissioner Suzanne Martindale and Deputy Commissioner Melinda Lee. Commissioner Clothilde V. Hewlett will be in attendance, along with ACA members on the committee.
10/25/2022 2:30 P.M.
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The next meeting of the California Department of Financial Protection Innovation’s (DFPI) Debt Collection Advisory Committee will take place virtually on Oct. 27, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.
The Debt Collection Advisory Committee is a seven-member board established under the Debt Collection Licensing Act that advises DFPI Commissioner Clothilde V. Hewlett on matters related to the debt collection business, including proposed fee schedules and other requirements.
Thursday’s meeting will be open to the public and led by Senior Deputy Commissioner Suzanne Martindale and Deputy Commissioner Melinda Lee. Hewlett will also be in attendance.
The agenda includes a program update, regulations (outside of pending current regulations), a roundtable discussion and public comment.
Committee members are serving two-year terms and represent a diverse cross-section of stakeholders. Five are industry representatives, one is a consumer advocate, and one is a law and economics professor who studies the industry.
ACA members on the committee include Scott Hyman, attorney with Severson & Werson PC; Mark Naiman, president of Absolute Resolutions Corp.; Cindy Yaklin, president of States Recovery Systems Inc. and the California Association of Collectors Inc.; Tamar Yudenfreund, senior director, public policy at Encore Capital Group and chair of ACA’s Federal Affairs Committee; and Ohad Samet, president of TrueAccord Corp.
Additional committee members include Elizabeth Gonzalez, directing attorney with the Consumer Law Unit at the Public Law Center, and Prasad Krishnamurthy, professor of law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
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