Legal ethics is a minefield for the unwary lawyer. The program will address common ethics issues that arise in handling consumer matters, including whether one can ethically suggest that a client record telephone calls, issues raised in representing multiple consumers against a single defendant, defendants' efforts to keep information and settlement terms confidential, and ethical requirements when communicating with potential clients. In addition, the program will address recent ethics opinions that may affect consumer-litigation on both an individual and a class basis.
Brian L. Bromberg is the owner of the Bromberg Law Office, P.C. in New York City. Mr. Bromberg is admitted to practice law in New York and California. He graduated from Oberlin College, with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1987, and earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1991. Mr. Bromberg is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and many other professional organizations. He has lectured attorney groups and the public on consumer-law issues, and helped revise NACA's Class Action Guidelines. Since 1999, Mr. Bromberg has concentrated his practice on consumer-protection litigation, including violations of the Fair Debt Collection practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and various state and federal unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes. Mr. Bromberg has prosecuted numerous consumer-protection and fraud cases against debt-collectors, banks, credit-card companies, and automobile dealers. He has filed cases both individually and on a class basis, and has been appointed class counsel by state and federal courts across the country.