Solving the Meaningful Involvement Puzzle
(Free to NARCA Members, CLE may be purchased for $25)
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Attorneys continue to pour significant resources into developing and refining their “meaningful involvement” policies but what exactly is the standard they have to meet to ensure compliance? In this session, the panelists and the audience will take a deeper dive into the origins and development of the meaningful involvement doctrine, and they will jointly identify and construct the pieces of this very elusive compliance puzzle.
John H. Bedard, Jr., Bedard Law Group, P.C.
John H. Bedard, Jr. is the managing attorney of Bedard Law Group, P.C. located in Atlanta, Georgia. John represents creditors, asset buyers, and debt collectors, helping them stay in compliance with state and federal law. He also manages the nationwide litigation for several collection agencies and focuses his litigation practice on FDCPA, TCPA, and FCRA defense. John’s practice also focuses on defending regulatory actions including CFPB investigations and travels the country performing CFPB readiness assessments for the collection industry. He received his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law and his undergraduate degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Tomio B. Narita, Simmonds & Narita, LLP
Tomio B. Narita is a partner with the California law firm, Simmonds & Narita, LLP. His practice focuses on the defense of creditors, debt buyers, collection law firms and collection agencies and in consumer litigation, including defending individual actions and class actions arising under the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, and other federal and state laws governing the collection process. Mr. Narita obtained his law degree in 1991 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a member of the Bar of the State of California, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and the Second, Third and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Danielle M. Vugrinovich, Marshall Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Danielle M. Vugrinovich is shareholder in Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, P.C.’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. She dedicates a considerable portion of her practice to the defense of collectors and law firms regarding claims filed pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as well as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. She has significant experience litigating these issues both in state and federal court and providing consultation to debt collectors with respect to compliance with these Acts. Additionally, Ms. Vugrinovich has served as a speaker regarding these issues for the state bar and for national associations.
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