Hot Issues for Debt Collection in 2021

Hot Issues for Debt Collection in 2021: What Both Third-Party and First-Party Debt Collectors Need to Know About the Latest Developments

While federal and state regulators have long focused on debt collection practices, new CFPB leadership, increased state regulatory powers, the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors will not only make it harder for third-party debt collectors but likewise will expand the supervisory and enforcement focus to companies collecting on their own consumer debts. In this webinar, Manatt professionals will discuss recent developments in this area and what is coming over the next year.

Topics will include:

  • CFPB debt collection rulemaking under new leadership
  • Possible use of UDAAP claims to regulate first-party debt collection and other activities through enforcement
  • California’s new debt collector registration requirements, including the related ongoing rulemaking
  • Enforcement and class action activity

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


This program has been approved for 1.0 NY CLE Professional Practice (transitional and non-transitional) and for 1.0 CA MCLE General credit.

This program is open only to Manatt clients and prospective clients.


Brett J. Natarelli, Partner, Manatt Financial Services
Scott M. Pearson, Partner, Manatt Financial Services
Madelaine A. Newcomb, Associate, Manatt Financial Services

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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