Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Ceremonial Moot Court Room (Room 160)
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Arbitration clauses are found in many contracts for consumer financial products. By way of the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress requires the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to study the use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer financial markets. CFPB also has the power to issue regulations for the protection of consumers consistent with the study. The costs and benefits of such clauses in consumer financial products are thus extremely relevant today, and the issues are multi-faceted. The Panelists individually offer a depth of knowledge, and collectively represent the full spectrum of viewpoints on this and related issues.
For approximately the first hour of the two-hour panel, each panelist will have the opportunity to give a 5-10 minute position statement. The second hour will consist of a conversation between the panelists, with the moderator facilitating a meaningful discussion of the various viewpoints and related issues. We may extend the second hour session somewhat to allow for more conversation.
Christine A. Edwards, Winston & Strawn, LLP (Moderator)
F. Paul Bland, Jr., Public Justice
Christopher R. Drahozal, University of Kansas School of Law
Alan S. Kaplinsky, Ballard Spahr, LLP
Nicole Frush Munro, Hudson Cook, LLP
Hon. Randall J. Newsome, JAMS, Retired Fed. Bankruptcy Judge
William R. Wade-Gery, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
We are exploring and anticipate securing CLE accreditation for Delaware and Virginia.
The program is hosted through the generous support of the Pittler Fund for Excellence in Business Law.
Contact Hilary Hansen (410.706.3146) with questions.