The Federal Trade Commission has announced the topics of the two panels at its upcoming Debt Collection Dialogue in Atlanta.  Sam Olens of the Office of the Georgia Attorney General will co-host the event.  Earlier Dialogues were held in Buffalo and Dallas.  This is the third and final scheduled Dialogue. 

The first panel in Atlanta, “State Regulation and Enforcement of Debt Collection,” will have a representative from a national collection industry association and representatives from three state law enforcement agencies.  The second panel, “Federal Regulation and Enforcement of Debt Collection,” will have representatives from three national collection industry organizations and three federal law enforcement agencies.  

Representatives will discuss enforcement actions, consumer complaints, compliance issues, industry best practices, and the process for regulatory enforcement investigations and actions. 

The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Latin American Association, located at 2750 Buford Highway in Atlanta.  It will be free and open to the public.  More information, including how to pre-register and submit questions for the panelists in advance, is posted at