There are some consumer-law events coming up that readers may find interesting:
- ABA Fair Lending Panel Tomorrow (April 5): The recent exchange between Jeff Sovern and Chris Willis on disparate impact and fair lending (at this blog and the CFPB Monitor blog) reminds me to mention a panel on the same subject tomorrow at the spring meeting of the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee in Washington. Chris Willis and I will be both speaking, along with Bryan Greene of HUD and Roddrick Lynch of TD Bank. The panel — a discussion of hot topics in fair lending — takes place tomorrow at 10:30am at the Washington Hilton.
- Other interesting events at the ABA conference tomorrow include panels on online/tribal lending (including my former colleague Ellie Blume of the CFPB) and a discussion of the consumer finance market as a reflection of the growing income disparity in America. Saturday's program features a panel focused on the nuts-and-bolts implications of Noel Canning for CFPB enforcement litigation and a preemption discussion.
- PLI Consumer Law Institute Next Week (April 8 and 9): There's still time to register for the Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute at PLI, which takes place in New York on April 8th and 9th. I'm a co-chair of the Institute and will be moderating or participating on several panels. Co-blogger Jeff Sovern will be appearing on Tuesday. Other consumer advocates include Mike Donovan, Ira Rheingold, and John Barrett. The program includes a lineup of detailed panels on the CFPB regulations, enforcement, and supervision with key officials, including General Counsel Meredith Fuchs and former head of Regulations Leonard Chanin. There will also be panels on hot topics in arbitration, class actions, and unfair and deceptive acts and practices. Clicking this link will give you a 25% discount on the program.
- And in Chicago in May 2 and 3: For those who can't make it next week but are interested in attending, the PLI Consumer Financial Services Intitute will also take place in Chicago (at the University of Chicago's business school facility downtown) in early May.
I look forward to seeing some of you at these events.