Jennifer Newton to Discuss CFPB’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Arbitration Agreements


Jennifer Newton, MiamiIn “To Decline or Accept? – Scrutinizing CFPB’s New Arbitration Rule Proposal,” Shutts associate Jennifer Newton will sit on a panel of professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group to discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Arbitration Agreements. This proposed rule is facing strong opposition from various organizations in the financial industry. This regulation would prohibit mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer financial contracts and would require companies to disclose information regarding the arbitrations conducted under agreements.

Jennifer will be giving an overview and statutory background of the CFPB’s proposed rule and its scope as well as a forecast of the potential legal and political challenges to the final rule. Other key topics include implications to the financial services industry, risk management and best practices in responding to the rule.

The webcast will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, December 5.

About Jennifer Newton

Jennifer D. Newton is an attorney in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Task Force and the Financial Services Practice Group. Jennifer has significant experience in consumer financial service matters in private practice and with the federal government. Jennifer regularly advises a wide-range of clients on consumer finance and banking regulatory, litigation, transactional and compliance matters.

About The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group was established in 2005 with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live format CLE CPE webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of perspectives.

Today the Knowledge Group produces over 200 webcasts annually for the Legal, Tax, Finance, Risk, Compliance and Human Resources professions. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of important issues affecting businesses in a highly focused format. Many of the courses are eligible for CLE CPE webcasts.

Learn more here.

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