Posts Categorized: Consumer Finance Committee

Brown Bag Luncheon with the Honorable Frank J. Bailey 5/23/19

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
John McCormack Post Office Court House – 5 Post Office Square, 12th Floor Library, Boston, MA

Please join the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee for an interactive discussion with the Honorable Frank J. Bailey. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about Judge Bailey’s current concerns and to discuss hot topics of the day with fellow bankruptcy practitioners. If you have any questions that you would like to ask Judge Bailey, please email them to Kate Cruickshank at by May 17, 2019. The questions will be screened and submitted anonymously.

This event is free and lunch will be provided to those who pre-register. Please RSVP using the link below. You do not need to be a BBA member to register. For any parties interested in attending the program by phone, a dial in number is provided.


1/9/18 Understanding and Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

Please join us at the BBA for the following brown bag lunch program (rescheduled from 11/14/17):

Understanding and complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Program Description:

Attorneys that are involved in consumer litigation, class actions, bankruptcy, and collections work must understand and comply with the FDCPA. Violations of the FDCPA may lead to statutory liability, penalties and costly litigation.  This program will examine the basic requirements of the FDCPA and take an in-depth look at the recent cases on the law, including the Supreme Court cases Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson and Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. These Supreme Court decisions and cases interpreting them are changing the litigation landscape.  Commercial and consumer practitioners will benefit from the general FDCPA background and learning about the most recent FDCPA developments.

Registration Categories:

BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership.

Non-Member – $100.00

Not a member? Join the BBA today for free-access to this program any many others. Members also receive discounted rates for CLE programs and Conferences.


Andrew Glass, K&L Gates LLP

Gregory N. Blase, K&L Gates LLP


CLE – Implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:00 PM
Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Sponsored by: The Banking and Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section and the Consumer Finance Committee, a joint committee of the Business and Bankruptcy Law Sections

Experts in financial and bank regulatory and financial consumer protection law will present summaries, analyses and practical insights regarding the most important bank regulatory and financial consumer protection provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed by President Obama on July 21, 2010.

Attend this timely program to learn the major new regulatory concepts, constraints, requirements and structures introduced by the new provisions as well as the Federal agency rulemakings expected during the next year.

Specific Topics:

– Restructuring of federal thrift and thrift holding company regulation
– Creation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
– Trimming of federal charter preemption of state consumer protection laws
– Enhancement of bank-affiliate and bank-insider transaction restrictions
– Anti-predatory lending provisions

Kevin J. Handly, Esq.
Pierce Atwood LLP
Richard P. Hackett, Esq.
Pierce Atwood LLP

Adam J. Ruttenberg, Esq.
Looney & Grossman LLP