Mark Dabertin,Special Counsel,Pepper Hamilton LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group's To Decline or to Accept?-Scrutinizing CFPB's New Arbitration Rule Proposal LIVEWebcast

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  • (1888PressRelease) October 07, 2016 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mr. Mark T. Dabertin, Special Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "To Decline or to Accept? - Scrutinizing CFPB's New Arbitration Rule Proposal." This event is scheduled for December 5, 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm (ET).

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    About Mark Dabertin
    Mark T. Dabertin is special counsel in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Berwyn office. Mr. Dabertin has over 25 years of broad-based experience in financial services law and consumer and regulatory compliance.

    Mr. Dabertin's career includes extensive experience in consumer lending, safety and soundness, and anti-money laundering. His work in consumer and regulatory compliance at large financial institutions has been marked by innovations that resulted in fundamental structural changes to existing firm-wide compliance activities, including with respect to regulatory change management, risk assessments, and vendor management.

    About Pepper Hamilton LLP
    Formed in 1890, Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

    The financial services industry is changing rapidly. The expansion of financial institutions into new areas - securities, mutual funds, hedge funds and insurance - requires a group that has the breadth and depth to handle all these needs, needs met by the lawyers in Pepper's Financial Services group.

    Representing lenders in transactions is a significant part of our work. We also represent corporate clients in their borrowings; represent clients in asset sales and securitization transactions, representing issuers of public and private debt securities, beneficial holders of such securities and trustees; counsel our bank clients in hostile takeover attempts, auction processes for possible sales, and other corporate governance matters.

    The list of federal agencies, laws and regulations that govern banks and other financial institutions seems endless and ever-growing. Add the overlay of state regulation on many institutions, and the picture gets even more complex. We also help commercial banks, bank holding companies, foreign banks, mortgage finance companies, and savings and loans to comply with all regulatory requirements.

    Event Synopsis:
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Arbitration Agreements is facing a strong opposition as various organizations from the financial industry flood the agency with comments rebutting the proposed rule. The contentious regulation would prohibit mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer financial contracts and would require companies to disclose information regarding the arbitrations conducted under agreements.

    In their 42-page rebuttal, the American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers Association and the Financial Services Roundtable, have unanimously expressed their dissatisfaction on CFPB's perceived failure to consider alternatives. They presented arguments on the efficiency of arbitration for both consumers and financial services companies.

    The sturdy disapproval from the industry indicates a rocky road for CFPB's completion of the regulation. If finalized, the regulation is expected to cause sweeping implications to companies' consumer financial product and services offering. It would also impact the resolution of consumer disputes and the mitigation of potential liability. Firms should start mulling over numerous considerations at play.

    In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help consumer financial services companies understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the Proposed Rule and will also offer best practices in responding to the new regulatory landscape.

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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