Five McGlinchey Attorneys to Speak at 2023 INFiN Money Trends ConferenceRead Time: 2 mins
Members of McGlinchey’s Financial Institutions Compliance and Labor and Employment teams will participate in multiple sessions during the upcoming INFiN Money Trends 2023 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
On Tuesday, October 31, Aaron Kouhoupt (Cleveland) and Joseph Apatov (Fort Lauderdale) will lead two consumer finance breakout sessions. The first, “Current Trends in Consumer Finance Litigation,” will provide a survey of recent developments and trends in consumer finance litigation, with a particular focus on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and state analogues. They will focus on recent significant legal developments as well as popular legal theories driving high volume and/or high-risk litigation, both individually and in the class action context, as well as ways to limit litigation exposure and high-level strategic considerations when you get sued.
The second, “Consumer Finance Update: Bank Model Lending Challenges and Opportunities,” will offer an overview of the current landscape around the bank partner model, with a focus on recent statutory and regulatory updates emanating from state and federal policymakers. Among the issues Aaron and Joe will discuss will be the inclusion of “predominant economic interest” provisions in state law and the Colorado legislative decision to “opt out” of the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 (DIDMCA). They will also cover other changes in the statutory and regulatory landscapes at the state and federal levels.
On Monday, October 30, Magdalen Blessey Bickford (New Orleans), Camille R. Bryant (New Orleans), and Courtney Joiner (Baton Rouge) will present “Social Media, Professionalism, Privacy, and the Legal Implications in the Workplace,” a panel addressing what rights an employer has to limit or control such communications based on state and federal laws, including the National Labor Relations Act and the First Amendment.
On Tuesday, October 31, Mag, Camille, and Courtney will present on “Successfully Navigating the Waters of Independent Contractors,” during which they’ll focus on how to properly classify employees and ensure legal compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor, the IRS, and state agencies. Then they will offer a breakout session on “Proactive Management of Troubled or Troubling Employees,” focusing on ways to handle employee performance for the best outcomes, including performance enhancement and improvement, discipline, or termination.
INFiN, a Financial Services Alliance, is a leading national trade association representing the diverse and innovative consumer financial services industry. McGlinchey is pleased to support INFiN as a Silver Sponsor of this year’s conference. Learn more.