How to Build an FCRA Practice

Webinar Date: 
October 25, 2017
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The recent catastrophic Equifax data breach thrust the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) into the spotlight. Perhaps your phone is ringing with calls and questions—or maybe you're still wondering where all the good FCRA cases are. If you're relatively new to consumer law or have been practicing for a while, but can't figure out how to break into doing FCRA cases, this webinar is for you. Learn from two experienced consumer lawyers who successfully transitioned into FCRA cases in the last few years, and start your plan to make FCRA part of your consumer practice.

What You Will Learn

  • How to prepare your practice and business for a growing FCRA caseload
  • How to spot good cases, create great cases, and run like the dickens from the bad ones
  • How to advocate for safe and accurate credit reporting beyond the litigation sphere


SaraEllen M. Hutchison is a Seattle-Tacoma consumer lawyer who opened her solo practice in 2010. SaraEllen’s notable cases include Boldt v. Quick Collect, Inc., Pierce County, Washington Superior Court Case No. 13-2-14613-0; under the FDCPA and Washington State Consumer Protection Act); Easbey & Hart v. Standley et al, Clark County, Washington Superior Court Case No. 13-2-03133-1, and, with fellow NACA member Cary Flitter, Douglass v Convergent Outsourcing, 765 F.3d 299 (3rd Cir. 2014) (held that an account number visible through an envelope window violates the FDCPA). SaraEllen enjoys helping other lawyers create meaningful and sustainable solo practices through mindfulness, frugality, and sharing her wealth of practical experience. SaraEllen graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in December 2004. She is on Twitter @lawyerhutch.

Adam Singer is a consumer rights advocate with extensive civil litigation experience. He represents individuals harmed by corporate violations of their consumer rights and pursues cases in the federal and state courts. He leverages his expertise in civil litigation together with his knowledge of consumer laws to seek justice under the law for victims of credit report errors, identity theft, telemarketer harassment, unfair debt collection, and other deceptive business practices. Previously, Adam served as a law clerk for the Hon. Sidney H. Stein, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Manhattan Division and as a litigation associate at the international law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. Adam attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and received his B.A, summa cum laude, at Washington University in St. Louis.  


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