The last year brought sweeping changes for companies and consumers in a multitude
of laws and regulations. This seminar will give important information about
current trends and changes in consumer protection laws and how they could affect your
practices. Topics will include; New regulations and other statutory dictates under the Dodd-Frank Act and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, New and emerging issues in Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, New and emerging issues in the foreclosure crisis, and Changes to the Bankruptcy Code.
Among the special guests are:
• Deepak Gupta, senior counsel for enforcement strategy at the Consumer Financial
• Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver E. Diaz, who served as an
inspiration for John Grisham’s novel “The Appeal”
• Florida Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey
15 minutes - Overview of program and review of materials by CPLC member Janet Varnell
45 minutes - Presentation by Deepak Gupta, with introduction by CPLC member Victoria Butler, Florida Attorney General’s Office
5 Minute Break
45 minutes - Panel discussion on the changes in foreclosure, bankruptcy, arbitration and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act by CPLC members Lynn Drysdale, Margery Golant and John Yanchunis
30 minutes - Panel will add Sen. Mike Fasano to discuss bills filed in the recent legislative session relating to potential changes to the foreclosure process and how to effectively track and influence legislation
5 Minute Break
35 minutes - Panel headed by Oliver E. Diaz about the changing nature of corporate influence on the judicial process with CPLC member James Young.