Finding FCRA Claims in a Bankruptcy Practice

April 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET
Filed under: 
| Skill areas: 
Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case

Registration Information

Private Members: $50 
Legal Aid, Military, Public Interest and Law School Members: $30
Nonmembers: $90 (Nonmembers need to email to be verified to attend the webinar)

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations often arise in all phases of bankruptcy litigation.  John Cento, an experienced FCRA litigator, and John Steinkamp, an experienced bankruptcy attorney, will provide a dialogue on a hands-on, practical approach to finding potential claims related to bankruptcy under the FCRA.

What You Will Learn  

  • How to obtain credit file disclosures and credit reports
  • How to read disclosures and credit reports
  • How to spot common claims under the FCRA related to bankruptcy
  • What furnisher’s should supply when reporting bankruptcy related statuses


G. John Cento began his career as an attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Katz & Korin. From 2001 to 2005, Cento worked almost exclusively to represent Trans Union in credit reporting related cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. During that time Cento represented Trans Union in over 250 cases. Between 2006 and 2007, Cento represented Equifax as an attorney at both Kilpatrick Stockton and King & Spalding. When Cento worked at Kilpatrick Stockton and King & Spalding, those firms served (and King & Spalding still serves) as Equifax’s national outside counsel for purposes of defending against all claims filed by consumers under the FCRA throughout the U.S. In 2011, Cento began representing consumers in FCRA cases. In all, Cento has litigated (including trial and appeal) approximately 500 cases brought under the FCRA. Cento is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit and numerous federal district courts throughout the U.S.

John Steinkamp has two-attorney firm in Indianapolis.  By attending numerous NCLC conferences, he has been able to expand his practice bankruptcy practice into a consumer law practice.  He has been handling consumer bankruptcy cases since 2003 and has filed numerous lawsuits under the FCRA.

CLE Credit

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