The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on To Decline or to Accept? - Scrutinizing CFPB's New Arbitration Rule Proposal

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 30, 2016 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: To Decline or to Accept? - Scrutinizing CFPB's New Arbitration Rule Proposal.

    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.

    Speakers/Faculty Panel
    Shutts & Bowen LLP
    Jennifer D. Newton

    Pepper Hamilton LLP
    Mark T. Dabertin
    Special Counsel

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    John C. Dineen

    Mark G. Rackers

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