United States: Jennifer Collins Addresses FDCPA Issues At Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Forum
Last Updated: August 11 2017

CHICAGO—Womble Carlyle attorney Jennifer Collins spoke on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) issues at the American Conference Institute's 29th Annual Advanced Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation.

Collins took part in a panel discussion titled "FDCPA Compliance Challenges, Litigation Trends and Innovative Claims". The panel addressed:

  • Implications for first party creditors in addition to the third party debt collection industry (covered by the FDCPA)
  • Handling of loss mitigation in light of these developments
  • Interplay between State and Federal laws
  • Trends in FDCPA litigation
  • New and innovative FDCPA claims from the plaintiffs' bar – and how to defend against them

Joining Collins in the panel discussion were Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue LLP's E. Scott Palmer and Burr & Forman LLP attorney David Elliott. Blank Rome LLP attorney Jonathan Robbin moderated the discussion.

The conference took place July 24-25 in Chicago.

Jennifer Collins is a business litigator who focuses her practice on defending class actions and representing clients in the financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors.   As a member of Womble Carlyle's Financial Services Litigation and Consumer Finance Litigation teams, Collins represents banks and servicers in consumer finance litigation under the FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, and RESPA, mortgage and foreclosure matters, servicing violations, real estate and title disputes, and in lender liability claims.

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