Consumers of financial products and services may face a variety of problematic practices, from abusive collection attempts to fraud to oppressive loan terms that leave debtors unable to meet their basic needs. This program will focus on the available methods for addressing these concerns, including arbitration, courts, advocacy groups, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as the limitations and challenges with each avenue of consumer financial protection, particularly in light of the new political era.
Jeffrey Ehrlich, the Deputy Director of Enforcement at the CFPB, who, among other accomplishments, succeeded in holding Wells Fargo accountable for opening fraudulent checking accounts will lead the first panel along with Christopher Peterson, who was a Special Advisor in the Office of the Director at the CFPB. The second panel features DaliÃ© JimÃ©nez, a former policy fellow at the CFPB, Christopher Albin-Lackey, Senior Legal Advisor of Human Rights Watch and David McMillan of Legal Services of New Jersey, who will address contract-based challenges to debt collection abuses. Andrew Wolf, an experienced litigator who pursues class actions on behalf of consumers, and Chrystin Ondersma, Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, will explore the effects of mandatory arbitration clauses.
Presented by the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, in collaboration with Rutgers Institute for Professional Education and Legal Services of New Jersey.
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NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 5.7 hours of total CLE credit.
Deputy Enforcement Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
John J. Flynn Professor of Law at The University of Utahâ€™s S.J. Quinney College of Law, and former Special Advisor in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Associate Professor of Law and Jeremy Bentham Scholar at the University of Connecticutâ€™s School of Law, and former policy fellow at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Senior Legal Advisor with Human Rights Watch
David McMillin, Attorney, Legal Services of New Jersey
Andrew R. Wolf
Founder of The Wolf Law Firm, LLC, and Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School
Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School