June 08, 2009 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

"Hot Legal Topics in the Debt Settlement Industry" at United States Organizations for Bankruptcy Alternatives (USOBA) Summer Conference

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United States Organizations for Bankruptcy Alternatives (USOBA) Summer Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Chicago, IL
In the wake of recent (and ongoing) investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General into debt settlement companies and advertisers, private lawsuits, and a number of new state laws regulating the industry, it is critical to understand and reduce your risk exposure. As an advertiser, affiliate marketer, or debt settlement service provider, you are at high risk for becoming the target of allegations of deceptive advertising and marketing practices and noncompliance with state laws. Two of the industry’s leading attorneys from Venable LLP will cover the hot-button issues that the FTC and state AGs are investigating and give you tips on how to avoid scrutiny and what to do if you are faced with responding to an investigation or defending a law enforcement action. This lively session will also cover the direction in which federal and state policymakers are headed, what the industry can do to shape the regulatory environment, and how your company can help consumers pay back their debts and avoid bankruptcy.