Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Co-Host Roundtable on Data Integrity in Debt Collection

Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection
June 6, 2013, at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration 9:00-9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Julie Brill, Commissioner, FTC
Steven Antonakes, Acting Deputy Director, CFPB
9:30-10:10 a.m. Presentation: “Understanding the Model: The Life Cycle of a Debt”
Presenter:  Bob Hunt, Vice President & Director, Payment Cards Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 10:10-10:30 a.m. Presentation: “How Information Flows Throughout the Collection Process”
Presenter:  John Tonetti, Program Manager, Office of Deposits, Cash, Collections, and Reporting Markets, CFPB 10:30-10:45 a.m. Break 10:45-11:05 a.m. Presentation: Overview of the FTC’s Debt Buyer Study
PresenterHeather Allen, Senior Attorney, Division of Financial Practices, FTC 11:05-12:15 p.m. PANEL 1: Information Available to Debt Collectors at Time of Assignment or Sale
Moderator:  Thomas Kane, Senior Attorney, Division of Financial Practices, FTC

Manoj Hastak, Professor of Marketing, Kogod School of Business, American University
Loraine Lyons, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, FMA Alliance, Ltd.
David Pauken, Chief Executive Officer, Convoke Systems
Ira Rheingold, Executive Director, National Association of Consumer Advocates
Larry Tewell, Senior Vice President, Consumer Credit Solutions Division, Wells Fargo

12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00-2:25 p.m. PANEL 2: Verifying Disputed Debts Under the FDCPA and Investigating Disputed Debts Under the FCRA
Moderator:  Corey Stone, Assistant Director, Office of Deposits, Cash, Collections, and Reporting Markets, CFPB

Chad Benson, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBE Group
Ian Lyngklip, Partner, Lyngklip & Associates, Consumer Law Center, PLC
Richard Munroe, President, Capital Financial Group, Inc.
Manuel Newburger, Partner, Barron & Newburger, P.C.
Denise Norgle, Vice President and Division General Counsel, TransUnion

2:25-2:45 p.m. Presentation: Overview of the FTC’s collection litigation and arbitration report, “Repairing a Broken System,” and changes in the law since the report’’s issuance in 2010
Presenters: Bevin Murphy, Senior Attorney, Northeast Region, FTC; and Colin Hector, Attorney, Division of Financial Practices, FTC 2:45-3:00 p.m. Break 3:00-4:20 p.m. PANEL 3: Debt Collection Litigation
Moderator:  Christopher Koegel, Assistant Director, Division of Financial Practices, FTC

Brandon Black, Consultant/Former Chief Executive Officer, Encore Capital Group, Inc.
Peter Holland, Clinical Instructor, Consumer Protection Clinic, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
W. Thomas Lawrie, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Maryland Attorney General
Joann Needleman, Vice President, Maurice & Needleman, P.C., and President-Elect, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)
Hon. Annette Rizzo, First Judicial District of PA, Philadelphia, Court of Common Pleas

4:20-5:10 p.m. PANEL 4: Time-Barred Debts
Moderator: Alice Hrdy, Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Supervision Policy, CFPB

Lawrence Costa, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Capital Management Services, LP
Karen Meyers, Director, Consumer Protection Division, Office of the New Mexico Attorney General
David Philipps, Senior Partner, Philipps & Philipps, Ltd.
Tom Thurmond, Division President, Resurgent Capital Services

5:10-5:30 p.m. Wrap-up
Jessica Rich, Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices, FTC

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