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2009 Program

The 2009 Fisher Memorial Program was held on April 17, 2009 at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Business Law Section in Vancouver, BC. 

The topic was “Re-Regulation of Consumer Financial Services – Are We Condemned to Repeat Mistakes of The Past.”

Subtopics included:

  • Should re-regulation protect lenders as well as consumers?
  • Is there an acceptable limit on credit availability resulting from more regulation of product terms?
  • What is the role of disclosure in a re-regulation environment?
  • What can we learn from the Canadian experience?

The moderator was Lawrence A. Young, Partner, Hughes Watters & Askanase LLP, Houston, TX.

The panelists were:

  • Nessa Feddis, Senior Federal Counsel, American Bankers Association, Washington, DC
  • Martin Fingerhut, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP, Toronto, ON
  • Kathleen E. Keest, Senior Policy Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending, Durham, NC
  • Christopher L. Peterson, Professor of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Peggy Twohig, Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

 

Quarterly Report
Vol. 75, Nos. 1 - 2
Introduction and Welcome to The John Chiles Mortgage Symposium
by Jim Milano & Scott Hyman
Dedication to John Chiles
by Jim Milano
The Intersection of the First Amendment and Fair Lending: CFPB v. Townstone Financial—A Case of First Impression Meets a Case of Free Expression
by David K. Stein & Rebecca A. Joseph
Serving LEP Consumers: Challenges and Considerations
by Rodrigo Alba & Kathleen Ryan
An Overview of Developments Under California’s Consumer Financial Protection Law and Debt Collection Licensing Act
by Paul Soter, Scott J. Hyman, & Laszlo Ladi
Tradelines of Mortgage Servicers’ Past: Accurate Historical Snapshots or Misleading Under FCRA?
by K. Issac deVyver, Benjamin J. Sitter, & Jared M. DeBona
Back to the Fire: Lessons from the HAMP Era for CARES Act Compliance and Civil Litigation
by Courtney Hayden, Keith Levenberg, & Matthew Riffee
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