Debt Collection Litigation: What attorneys need to know and how to avoid ethical and compliance issues

Richard J. Perr
Richard J. Perr | Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck

Rick Perr is the Co-Managing Partner of the Philadelphia Office and Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck. He focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation and professional liability defense.

Live Video-Broadcast: October 31, 2022
Debt Collection Litigation: What attorneys need to know and how to avoid ethical and compliance issues

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Debt collection litigation can be a tedious and complicated process. To represent your clients successfully, you need a thorough understanding of debt collection laws and the numerous practical challenges that will come your way. In this comprehensive webinar, you will learn how to avoid compliance and ethical issues that arise in defending debt collection lawsuits.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Regulatory Overview and Key Concepts
  • Complying with the FDCPA
  • Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections

Date / Time: October 31, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 11:10 am Pacific

 

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Richard-J.-Perr_Kaufman-Dolowich-&-Voluck_myLawCLERichard J. Perr | Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck

Rick Perr is the Co-Managing Partner of the Philadelphia Office and Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck. He focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation and professional liability defense. He is a nationally recognized authority and lecturer on creditor’s rights, representing creditors, law firms and agencies against individual and class action allegations invoking federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. He served as ACA International President in 2017/18. He also serves on the Mid-Atlantic Collectors Association’s Board of Directors and has served on ACA International’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Perr also advises entities and individuals on matters related to compliance in the credit and collection industry, including review, implementation and auditing of policies and procedures, especially in adherence with governmental regulatory bodies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”).

Agenda

I. Regulatory Overview and Key Concepts | 12:00pm – 12:30pm

  1. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  2. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  3. Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP)
  4. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

II. Complying With the FDCPA | 12:30pm – 1:00pm

  1. Overview, Scope, and Important Definitions
  2. Harassment and Unfair Practices
  3. False and Misleading Representations
  4. Time and Place of Communications
  5. Electronic Communications
  6. Liability, Penalties, and Remedies
  7. Top Mistakes Debt Collectors and Attorneys Make
  8. New Rules Update

Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm

III. Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections | 1:10pm – 2:10pm

  1. Eliminating Ethical Problems from Your Practice
  2. Zealous Representation or Vexatious Practices
  3. Lawyer Liability
  4. Attorneys’ Fees