American Bar Association
 
Consumer Financial Services Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Consumer Financial Services Committee


About Us and Getting Involved



Mission Statement


The mission of the Consumer Financial Services Committee is to provide excellent educational and networking opportunities for its members, who represent consumers, industry, agencies, and regulators.


Committee Facts



  • Approximately 1400 members
  • Three meetings per year, including the BLS Spring Meeting, the BLS Annual Meeting, and the CFSC Winter Meeting, which is all CLE
  • Numerous substantive subcommittees dealing with a wide variety of topics which present CLE and non-CLE programs at each meeting
  • Both a young lawyers subcommittee and an in-house counsel subcommittee to address the needs of their members
  • Acts as a resource to agencies as legislation or regulations are promulgated
  • Publishes the preeminent annual survey of consumer financial services law
  • Sponsors annual Consumer Financial Services Institute for new practitioners
  • Publishes E-Newsletter

Areas of Practice



  • Housing and personal property finance
  • Truth in lending
  • Financial privacy, credit reporting, information security and identity theft
  • Federal preemption of state and local laws
  • Electronic delivery of consumer financial services
  • Stored value and credit cards
  • Credit discrimination and fair access to financial services
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Debt collection and consumer bankruptcy
  • Compliance management
  • Deposit products and payment systems
  • Federal and state trade practices

How to Get Involved?


Are you interested in joining or working with the Consumer Financial Services Committee? The Committee meets three times a year -- at the standalone Committee meeting in January, the Business Law Section Spring Meeting in April, and the Business Law Section Annual Meeting in September. Most of our work is done at these meetings and we welcome anyone to join us. You also can get involved with the Committee by submitting articles to be published in the Committee's E-Newsletter. Contact Co-Editors Yolanda Gamboa, Adam Maarec, or Judy Mok. The Committee also has an active Young Lawyers subcommittee, which is a great way for anyone practicing in this field for less than ten years to get plugged into the Committee. For questions regarding this website or book publication ideas contact the Publications and Communications Subcommittee: Rachel Marin (Chair), Scott Adams (Co-Vice Chair), and Mark Emanuelson (Co-Vice Chair). To get involved with the Young Lawyers Subcommittee contact Dan McKenna (Chair) or Co-Vice Chairs Marci V. Kawski and Robert Savoie. You also are welcome to contact Andrew Smith, Committee Chair, Lynette Hotchkiss, Veronica McGregor, Thomas Buiteweg, Committee Vice Chairs, Caroly nHann, Membership Chair, or Grace Powers, Membership Vice Chair, to find other ways to get involved.


Next Meeting


The next CFSC meeting will be held in Park City, Utah at the Canyons Resort, January 9-12, 2016. See Programs, Meetings, and Events on this page for more information and to register. We hope to see you there.


Pro Bono Statement


The Committee has taken a leadership position in the Business Law Section's pro bono initiatives. It has identified promotion of consumer financial literacy as its principal goal. Its members have created, expanded and continue to update and maintain the website Safeborrowing.com, which provides information in lay terms about the financial matters that have the greatest importance to consumers: home mortgages, auto finance, credit cards and student loans.


The Committee initiated a partnership between the Business Law Section and Junior Achievement to provide volunteers to present financial literacy programs at local schools across the country and its members are actively participating in the partnership. The Committee's members have also taken an active role in the Section's annual Equal Justice Conference, which provides educational programs that promote pro bono efforts by business lawyers.


CFSC Newsletters

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Leadership

Chair:

Smith, Andrew

Vice-Chairs:

Buiteweg, Thomas
Hotchkiss, Lynette
McGregor, Veronica

Committee Roster  


Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

2016 Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting

January 9, 2016 - January 12, 2016
Park City, UT

2017 Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting

January 12, 2017 - January 15, 2017
Carlsbad, CA
 
Section Events

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    09/08/2016-09/10/2016
    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Boston

    ONLINE /ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED All registrations will occur onsite at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA Registration Desk Hours: Wednesday, September 7 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, ...

    Commercial Law Developments, 2015-2016

    09/15/2016-09/15/2016

    This program will review court decisions from the last year and discuss how they affect day-to-day finance and commercial law practice. Topics will include secured transactions, guaranties, fraudulent transfers, notes, securities, and letters of

    2016 LLC Institute

    10/20/2016-10/21/2016
    Le Meridien Arlington
    Arlington

    Please join us for the 5 th Annual LLC Institute, October 20-21, 2016 in Arlington, VA. Experience 2 full days of CLE, the LLCs, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Working Committee Luncheon, and numerous networking opportunities. In addition, join us on Thursday ...


Surveys & Comment Letters


Materials


Government and Industry Websites

Links to helpful websites and blogs related to consumer financial services:
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Webinars


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

CFSCOMM@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Modified by Graham Hunt on August 25, 2016

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