Refining and Developing Your Identity Theft Practice

November 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m. ET–3:00 p.m. ET
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| Skill areas: 
Combating Common Defense Themes
Spotting and Investigating the Legal Issue
Strategy: Structuring and Plotting the Case
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Private Members: $40
Legal Aid/Public Interest/Military Members: $30
Non-Members: $90

Identity theft is a growing problem in the U.S., and attorneys need to be fully aware of all civil legal avenues that are available to assist consumers who are victims of identity theft. In this presentation, we will go into detail regarding pre-filing case preparation, discuss facts from litigated cases, and provide insight into the defense's most likely course(s) of action to derail legitimate consumer identity theft cases. This webinar is designed to assist consumer lawyers who are familiar with civil identity theft laws in refining their pre-litigation and litigation strategies. 

What You Will Learn

•    How to select cases and prepare the case during pre-litigation 
•    How to develop strategies for sending disputes, structuring complaints, and approaching litigation for ID theft cases against CRAs and Furnishers
•    How to design tactics to beat CRAs and furnishers and respond to common arguments


G. John Cento is an Indiana-based attorney with a national practice who has been practicing credit reporting law since 2000. From 2000 to 2007, Cento represented both Trans Union (as an attorney at Katz & Korin and then Schuckit and Associates) and Equifax (as an attorney at Kilpatrick Stockton and King & Spalding) and defended those CRAs against FCRA claims brought by consumers. Cento now brings FCRA claims on behalf of consumers. Cento has litigated hundreds of FCRA cases throughout the country, and his experience includes trial and appeal. 

Lauren B. Veggian is a senior associate at The Cardoza Law Corporation. She is licensed in both New York (2015) and California (2016) and primarily practices in California. Her practice is focused on representing consumers in claims involving credit reporting errors, identity theft, and debt collection violations. Lauren is a 2010 graduate of Princeton University and a 2014 graduate of Hofstra University Law School. 

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