To Decline or to Accept? – Scrutinizing CFPB’s New Arbitration Rule Proposal

Broadcast Date: Monday, December 05, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
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Mark T. Dabertin
John C. Dineen
Mark G. Rackers
Jennifer D. Newton


About Pepper Hamilton LLP

Formed in 1890, Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

The financial services industry is changing rapidly. The expansion of financial institutions into new areas – securities, mutual funds, hedge funds and insurance – requires a group that has the breadth and depth to handle all these needs, needs met by the lawyers in Pepper’s Financial Services group.

Representing lenders in transactions is a significant part of our work.   We also  represent corporate clients in their borrowings; represent clients in asset sales and securitization transactions, representing issuers of public and private debt securities, beneficial holders of such securities and trustees; counsel our bank clients in hostile takeover attempts, auction processes for possible sales, and other corporate governance matters.

The list of federal agencies, laws and regulations that govern banks and other financial institutions seems endless and ever-growing. Add the overlay of state regulation on many institutions, and the picture gets even more complex. We also help commercial banks, bank holding companies, foreign banks, mortgage finance companies, and savings and loans to comply with all regulatory requirements.


About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with 780 attorneys in 15 offices located in Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Del Mar, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.  Litigation has been at the core of the firm's practice since 1927.  Sheppard Mullin’s litigation practice consists more than 200 attorneys with significant trial expertise located throughout the firm who focus their full attention on representing institutional clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  The firm provides solutions to clients at every stage of dispute resolution, from demand letters on overdue obligations to pre‑litigation negotiations and settlement through provisional remedies and litigation and appellate matters. The firm’s litigators possess exceptional trial and appellate skills, in-depth knowledge of state and federal courts at all levels and practical business judgment, all of which contribute to the consistent delivery of solid, cost efficient results.


About Shutts & Bowen LLP

Shutts & Bowen LLP is a full-service law firm with a deep connection to Florida’s history and a commitment to excellent service for our clients and community. Founded in 1910, Shutts has been opening doors to our business clients across the state for over a century.

Our firm employs approximately 270 attorneys across more than 30 practice areas and 7 offices and provides our business and individual clients high-quality and responsive legal services. We value the relationships we have established over the years with startups and mid-market businesses, Fortune 100 companies and international corporations, banking and investment firms, governmental agencies and municipalities as well as prominent individuals and families seeking to preserve their assets.

Our founders are directly linked to the creation of the Flagler railroad and Florida’s largest newspaper dating back more than 100 years. We honor these relationships by dedicating our time and expertise to issues that are important to our clients and communities. We propose new legislation, contribute thought leadership in industry publications and conferences, and support business and charitable organizations alongside our clients. We believe this dedication helps us build important connections that enhance our service to clients.

Because of our stake in the past, we are poised to become the law firm of the future.