FDCPA in the 21st Century

April Kuehnhoff

April Kuehnhoff

John Steinkamp








Why You Should Attend This Track

When the FDCPA was enacted, collection communications centered around mail and phone communications. Today, debt collectors are communicating by email, text message and even social media.  As debt collectors increasingly move to electronic communications and adoption of new collection technology, consumer advocates must adapt their own practices to effectively represent consumers. Responding to this challenge, the FDCPA track is focusing on how to handle cases against the modern debt collector.

What You Will Learn

  • How to gather the information you need to prove your claim against today’s debt collector
  • How to examine the viability of a potential FDCPA claim against today’s debt collector




Thursday, May 4, 2023
7:00 a.m.Registration Open
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Legislative Update
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Issue Spotting Claims in Light of Regulation F

How to use Reg F to find FDCPA claims.
  • Carolyn Coffey
  • Angie Robertson
  • James Savage
    Moderated by Carla Sanchez Adams
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Issue Spotting FDCPA Claims in the Mortgage Context

    Spot FDCPA claims that arise in the mortgage context.
  • Bryant Dunivan
  • Christina Henry
    Moderated by Andrea Bopp Stark
  • 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.Annual Business Meeting Lunch hosted by Schlanger Law Group, LLP.
    1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Dealing with Challenges Associated with Medical Debt

    Spot claims associated with medical debt.
  • Emma Catherine
  • Yongmoon Kim
    Moderated by Keith Hagan
  • 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.Hear from the Defense Side: Addressing Cutting Edge Defenses

    Anticipate common defenses raised by debt collectors.
  • Dayle M. Van Hoose
  • Brian D. Roth
    Moderated by John Steinkamp
  • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Case Consultation Clinic
    Friday, May 5, 2023
    7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.Early Riser Morning Walk
    7:30 a.m.Registration
    8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast and Women's Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Ethics Session: How to Ethically Market Your Firm

    Learn how to create a marketing plan that fits within your state's ethical guidelines.

  • Joshua Bienstock
  • Dr. Deborah Cohn
    Moderated by: Angie Robertson
  • 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Discovery Strategy for FDCPA Claims

    How to decide your litigation path for your FDCPA claims.
  • Craig Friedberg
  • Matt Lein

  • Moderated by: Suzanne Begnoche
    11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Plenary Lunch with Eric Halperin
    Hosted by American Legal Claim Services, LLC.
    1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.eDiscovery and How Debt Collectors Manage Their Data

    How to discover information related to electronic collection practices like emailing, texting, etc.?
  • Brian Bromberg
  • Philip Robinson

  • Moderated by Emanwel Turnbull
    2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.FDCPA Developments

    Become familiar with the latest developments in FDCPA Case Law.
  • David Philipps

  • Moderated by April Kuehnhoff