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Government officials to discuss financial enforcement trends, regulatory actions at ABA meeting

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 — Government officials and industry experts will gather to explore the latest developments in business law at the spring meeting of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.

Officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve and Department of Treasury will address topics including:

·        Regulatory actions

·        Enforcement trends

·        Debt collection

·        JOBS Act

·        Supreme Court’s DOMA decision

Judge Joseph A. Grundfest, senior faculty at the Rock Center on Corporate Governance at Stanford

Law, will speak during the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee luncheon on Saturday.

On Thursday, a panel of federal judges will give their views on recent consumer finance litigation, and another program will review developments and trends in business financing.

What:   Business Law Section Spring Meeting

When:  April 10-12

Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE

900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Program highlights include:

“Reading the FTC Leaves: Lessons Learned From Recent FTC Actions Through the Eyes of In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel and FTC Staffers” — Federal Trade Commission staffers will provide updates on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other relevant commission actions.

Friday, April 11, 9 – 10 a.m.

“National Security Impacting Foreign Investment — A Chinese Case Study” — This session will focus on Chinese investment in the U.S. and the issue of foreign investment in the context of concerns surrounding espionage, cybersecurity and theft of intellectual property.

Friday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Assessing the CFPB’s ANPR on Debt Collection Rules” — Panelists, including Consumer Financial Protection Bureau counsel Thomas Pahl, will address issues raised by the CFPB’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Debt Collection Rules and the comments made by consumer groups and members of the credit and collection industry.

Friday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Financial Institution Enforcement Trends” — Senior officials from the Federal Deposit Insurance

Corporation, Federal Reserve, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program will discuss the current state of banking enforcement actions.

Friday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“The Volcker Rule: Hot Topics and Hard Problems” — Leading experts will explore emerging issues related to implementation of the Volcker Rule, including regulation of proprietary trading and building a Volcker compliance program.

Friday, April 11, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

“Capital Rising Opportunities and Challenges Under the JOBS Act” — Panelists, including Keith Higgins, director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission, will examine the opportunities and challenges presented to companies as a consequence of the JOBS Act.

Saturday, April 12, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Emily Ortman at

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