Building a Winning Case

sponsored by Olivier & Schreiber LLP


Track Chairs

Robert Sola

Sylvia Goldsmith

New to the FCRA? As a registrant you have free access to videos and PowerPoint presentations from the 2019 FCRA 101 Workshop. We highly recommend reviewing these presentations before the Spring Training.


Why You Should Attend This Track

In the post-Ramirez FCRA landscape, attorneys across the country are facing trends where once solid cases are now questionable and once outlier judicial decisions are now becoming mainstream. Knowing which cases to take, which cases to settle quickly, which cases to push to trial, and which case are not worth taking in today’s environment is crucial to running a successful FCRA practice and creating a better landscape for the community.

Evidence is one of the important elements you need to make the decision on case value and the extent to which you litigate the case. This year’s FCRA track will focus on helping you obtain the evidence needed to build a winning case.

What You Will Learn

  • How to obtain evidence to prove negligent or willful violations under the FCRA
  • How to prove your case and convince a judge there is a connection between the damages and the violations
  • How to conduct a practical evaluation of the value of a case as an “A,” “B” or “C” case



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.How to Obtain Evidence of the Violations in an FCRA Case

Obtaining admissible evidence in support of your violations.

  • Sylvia Bolos
  • Matthew Loker
  • Robert Sola
    Moderated by Abel Pierre
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.How to Get Evidence to Prove Willfulness

    Obtaining evidence and using it to prove willfulness.

  • Jody Lopez-Jacobs
  • Matthew Osborne
  • Susan Rotkis
    Moderated by Siobhan McGreal
  • 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.Establishing Economic and Credit Damages Caused by the FCRA Violations

    Securing admissible evidence of causation and damages of economic loss.

  • David Marco
  • Michael Rapp
  • Susan Stocks
    Moderated by Tara Keller
  • 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.Proving Emotional Distress and Reputational Damages Caused by the FCRA Violations

    Securing admissible evidence of causation and damages of emotional distress and reputational damages.

  • Gary Goldberg
  • David Humphreys
  • Stephanie Tater
  • Luke Wallace
  • 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.Factors to Consider in Case Valuation

    Determine what factors to consider when valuing your FCRA case.

  • Hans Lodge
  • Tony Love
  • Elizabeth Wagner

    Moderated by Justin Baxter
  • 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.Case Study of Case Valuation

    Determine the value of “A”, “B” and “C” cases.

  • Suzanne Begnoche
  • Michelle Drake
  • Justin Holcombe
  • James Patrick McNichol
  • 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Avoiding Bad Outcomes

    How to select and value cases to avoid a bad outcome for your client.

  • Anthony Chester
  • John Goolsby
  • Kristi Kelly
    Moderated by Len Bennett