November 08 - 09, 2023

Electronic Transactions Association

Payments Compliance Conference: Powered by ETA

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The Ritz Carlton
Pentagon City, VA

Venable attorneys Ellen Berge, Andrew Bigart, and Chris Boone to present on topics that include, “Truth in Lending Act (TILA) & Regulation E”, “ Durbin and Regulation II”, “ The FTC’s Perspective”, “ Dealing with an Enforcement Action”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Money Transmission”, “Crypto, and “ Fireside Chat with Three Networks” for the Payments Compliance Conference, hosted by the Electronic Transactions Association, on November 8-9, 2023.

Master the Shifting Regulatory Landscape at PCC. From the foundations of payments compliance to the latest issues and regulatory shifts, this two-day conference is indispensable for every compliance professional. Strengthen your safeguards against non-compliance and stay ahead of the curve with up-to-date insights on embedded payments, taxation, data harvesting, open banking, banking as a service, and more.

With industry-leading discussions and deep dives on the most important topics in payments compliance delivered by top experts and regulatory agencies, our 2023 Conference features:

  • Speakers from the FTC, CFPB, and OCC
  • The nation’s leading experts on payments compliance
  • Half-day session on foundational payments compliance topics
  • Half-day session on network card rules
  • Daily networking sessions
  • Round tables and deep dives on pressing topics
  • CLE and ETA CPP eligible sessions*


An overview of the basic laws and regulations governing payments. These sessions are great for those who are new to payments or just want a refresher. The 101 level also serves as a precursor for the 201 level sessions.

Truth in Lending Act (TILA) & Regulation E

Wednesday, November 8 | 10:00–10:25am

Andrew Bigart, Partner, Venable LLP

The primary laws and implementing regulation that provide consumer protection for electronic transactions.

Durbin and Regulation II

Wednesday, November 8 | 11:00–11:25am

Andrew Bigart, Partner, Venable LLP

Understand the price cap and the routing/exclusivity policies that affect all debit card issuers.


These sessions focus on the latest changes to laws and regulations as well as discussion of the current trends to help attendees keep their compliance programs ahead of the curve.

The FTC’s Perspective

Wednesday, November 8 | 1:35–2:00pm

Ellen Berge, Partner, Venable LLP

Dealing with an Enforcement Action

Wednesday, November 8 | 3:05–3:35pm

Ellen Berge, Partner, Venable LLP

The risk of enforcement actions against the industry had increased. Learn about how to avoid them and what to do when your company is facing one.

Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, November 8 | 4:10–4:30pm

Andrew Bigart, Partner, Venable LLP

AI is strengthening the way payments are conducted, from fraud prevention to customer service. Policymakers are taking note and expressing concerns. Learn how policymakers are thinking about AI and how to stay off their radar.

Money Transmission

Wednesday, November 8 | 4:35–5:00pm

Andrew Bigart, Partner, Venable LLP

New entrants and new services have created compliance challenges for money transmission. This session will explore the new compliance challenges.


Day 2 also features discussion with network representatives about complying with network rules.


Thursday, November 9 | 9:25–9:55am

Christopher Boone, Associate, Venable LLP

Crypto is changing the payments marketplace. Congress as well as federal and state policymakers are slowly creating a policy framework. This session will discuss what crypto means for payments companies and what the policy environment will look like.


Three 20–30 min sessions with each network, including Q&A, will facilitate deeper discussion about compliance with network rules.

Fireside Chat with Three Networks

Thursday, November 9 | 2:55–4:00pm

Ellen Berge, Partner, Venable LLP

Current topics include surcharging, cannabis, data quality/integrity, and more.

For more information and to register, please click here.