Nicole and Joe spent the week in the great state of Minnesota at the bi-annual National Creditors’ Bar Association’s conference. Nicole spoke with NCBA Government Affairs Officer Nathan Willner giving an update as to the CFPB’s latest and greatest, including a summary of the new CFPB proposed debt collection rules that were released on May 8, 2019. Nicole also participate in NCBA’s first “CRED Talks”, a TED talk style presentation on those issues affecting collection attorneys. Joe rounded out the week with a discussion of the latest developments in TCPA litigation. The conference, as usual, was a valuable networking and education opportunity for those in the credit and collection industry.
In June 2013, ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, established a formal program to implement initiatives designed to protect the long term viability of the credit and collection industry. As a part of this program, ACA created a panel of experienced consumer law defense counsel coined the “Sanctions Panel Attorney Review Program”. The Panel will be charged with counseling, representing and assisting members of the industry in pursuing appropriate and available sanctions against both consumers and attorneys engaging in misconduct or unlawful litigation practices against ACA members.
Joseph Messer and Nicole Strickler of Messer Strickler, Ltd. were recently honored with appointment to this panel. Ms. Strickler and Mr. Messer have earned national reputation for defending individual and class action lawsuits brought under the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA and other federal and state consumer protection laws. Mr. Messer and Ms. Strickler have been active members of the ACA for years, presenting at conferences and seminars, and participating in discussion panels.
You may contact Joseph Messer (firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 334-3440) or Nicole Strickler (email@example.com or (312) 334-3442) with any questions relating to this new ACA initiative.