On Wednesday, May 23, from 3 – 4 pm ET, Troutman Sanders attorneys, Alan Wingfield, Wendy Sugg, and Meagan Mihalko presented a webinar discussing employment-purpose background screening laws. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act imposes technical paperwork requirements on employers desiring to obtain background screenings, and many millions of dollars have been paid in individual and class actions based on alleged failures to comply. State analog laws to the FCRA impose their own procedural requirements. State and local “ban the box” laws regulate when and how an employer can request and use background reports on potential hires. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act has been used by regulators to attack employer screening policies that allegedly have a discriminatory effect against protected groups. Some states and localities regulate the type of background information, particularly criminal history, that can be collected and used. Meanwhile, tort law remains ready to impose large damages on an employer who is found, after the fact, to have not conducted an adequate background check on employees. Rather than digging deeply into a single legal aspect of background screening, this webinar is designed to give a holistic overview of the entire legal landscape affecting employment-purpose background screening. Companies and professionals who are charged with developing effective compliance strategies for their background screening activities need to have the entire legal context in mind, and our webinar is designed to survey that context and provide guidance for compliance.

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On Wednesday, June 6, from 3 – 4 pm ET, Troutman Sanders attorneys, Ronald Raether and Jonathan Yee will present a webinar discussing vendor risk.

Business interconnectivity is nothing new. With the rise of the cloud, vendor management came into focus. Companies continue to engage outside vendors and third-party services providers to assist with key aspects of their operations including payment platforms, customer relations management, information technology, and data storage, to name a few. With the cloud, many companies believed that their data would be safer. However, those involved in security for years (decades) knew better. So, now after some hard lessons, many businesses still fail to account for the use of these third-parties and their access to sensitive company and consumer information in their respective cybersecurity programs. Join us for an informative look at emerging laws and guidelines which provide best practices that companies should consider to minimize cyber risk from vendors and third-party service providers and to work towards a stronger position to assert compliance with cybersecurity regulations.

Covered Topics

  • Overview of cyber risks associated with vendors and third-party service providers
  • Steps to develop a vendor cybersecurity compliance program
  • How regulations should inform on policies including a look at the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation and DFAR
  • Industry best practices

Registration

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On Wednesday, May 23, from 3 – 4 pm ET, Troutman Sanders attorneys, Alan Wingfield, Wendy Sugg, and Meagan Mihalko will present a webinar discussing employment-purpose background screening laws. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act imposes technical paperwork requirements on employers desiring to obtain background screenings, and many millions of dollars have been paid in individual and class actions based on alleged failures to comply. State analog laws to the FCRA impose their own procedural requirements. State and local “ban the box” laws regulate when and how an employer can request and use background reports on potential hires. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act has been used by regulators to attack employer screening policies that allegedly have a discriminatory effect against protected groups. Some states and localities regulate the type of background information, particularly criminal history, that can be collected and used. Meanwhile, tort law remains ready to impose large damages on an employer who is found, after the fact, to have not conducted an adequate background check on employees. Rather than digging deeply into a single legal aspect of background screening, this webinar is designed to give a holistic overview of the entire legal landscape affecting employment-purpose background screening. Companies and professionals who are charged with developing effective compliance strategies for their background screening activities need to have the entire legal context in mind, and our webinar is designed to survey that context and provide guidance for compliance.

One hour of CLE credit is pending.

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We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorneys Ashley Taylor, Chad Fuller and John Lynch will be presenting during the American Conference Institute’s 30th National Advance Forum on Consumer Finance. The Forum on Consumer Finance will take place at the Wit Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The forum will focus on expert strategies for navigating class actions, litigation and government enforcement activity in the consumer financial services arena.

Ashley will speak on a panel entitled, “A Survey of Federal Enforcement Actions Impacting the Consumer Financial Services Arena,” on July 16at 10:15 a.m. Chad will speak on a panel entitled “The Telephone Consumer Protection Action (TCPA) Litigation Bubble: Evolving Technology, Record- Breaking Settlements and Uncertain Legal Precedent” At 3:15 p.m. on July 16? John will be involved in a special post conference workshop on July 18 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. entitled, “Working Group for Consumer Finance Stakeholders on Protecting Confidential Information During Investigations: Keeping Confidences When the Regulations Come Knocking.”

Attendees will:

  • Gain valuable tips and advice on Consumer Finance.
  • Discuss and Learn issues from In- House counsel from Banks, Mortgage Lenders and brokers, and Auto Lenders.
  • Connect with attorneys within the practice areas of Financial Services, Banking, Mortgages, Consumer Credit and Finance and Class Actions.

To register or obtain additional information, visit the ACI’s Website.

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We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorney Ashley Taylor will be presenting during the National Creditors Bar Association 2018 Spring Conference. Ashley will speak on a panel entitled, “Regulatory and Enforcement Update: Where We Are and Where We May Be Headed and What You Should Be Doing to Prepare,” on May 18 at 8:30 a.m. The conference will take place at the JW Marriot in Austin, Texas. The conference offers great opportunities to network, earn CLE credits, meet vendors and stay current with cutting-edge educational content.

Attendees will:

  • Discuss and learn technological and social media developments within the collection industry and more.
  • Network with attorneys from practices areas such as: Commercial Collections, Bankruptcy, Judgment Enforcement, Auto Loans, Contracts-General, Medical, Replevin, Student Loans, Foreclosure, Insurance Subro and FDCPA Defense.
  • Engage with clients and other Creditor Attorneys.

To register or obtain additional information, visit the NCBA’s Website.

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorney Ron Raether will be presenting during the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit Conference at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. This conference features two full days of panel discussions by leading cyber experts who will share their insights on hot topics, trends, and cybersecurity concerns.  Ron will be speaking on a panel discussing “Improving Insurance Industry and Government Collaboration” on July 13, 2018 at 11:20 a.m.

Attendees will:

  • Gain valuable tips and advice on Cyber Risk Security
  • Discuss and Learn top issues that are happening now in the Cyber world
  • Connect with leaders in cyber risk and private liability and learn from their experiences on current and emerging concerns in the ever- changing cyber landscape

To register or obtain additional information, visit the NetDiligence Website.

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders partner Ronald Raether will make a presentation on, “Incident Response Plans: Avoiding Common Mistakes through a Table Top Exercise,” at the Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit at the Hyatt Hotel in Dallas, Texas on April 24th, 2018 at 10:50 a.m. Ronald will also be on a panel discussion, “Know Your Attacker: Lessons Learned from Cybercrime Investigations,” on April 24th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Ronald’s presentation will give attendees insight on:

  • Response to IRPs and why it matters
  • Privilege of Breach Response Efforts
  • Table Top Exercise and Goals
  • Purpose of the Incident Response Team
  • Membership of the Incident Response Team and Training
  • Walkthrough several common incident scenarios

Ronald’s panel discussion will give attendees insight on:

  • Today’s most prevalent cybercrime schemes
  • Traits of the threat actors that are most common
  • Lessons learned from actual crime investigations

ISMG hosts the Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit yearly in different locations across the United States. The conference will bring industry leaders from across the globe speaking on specialties ranging from IoT and the use of deception technology, on-going business email compromise trends, DDoS for extortion and ransomware attacks.

ISMG has designed its sessions to address the needs of CISOs, fraud and risk teams, security and IT professionals, and many others by providing hands-on tools, real-world problems and solutions for attendees to be able to take back to their office.

To register or obtain additional information, visit the ISMG Website. For a 10% discount on registration, use code: SAVE10%

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders Partner Mary C. Zinsner will moderate the Government and Financial Regulation Leaders Roundtable at the Women Leaders in Financial Services Law and Compliance Conference at the James Hotel in New York City on May 10th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

ACI hosts the Women Leaders in Financial Services Law and Compliance conference each year to help women learn about key developments in various legal and regulatory sections, as well as helping individuals learn about leadership and professional development. Individuals at this conference will have the chance to participate in discussions regarding challenges and opportunities that women face daily in finance. There will be open participation to engage in direct conversations about the top legal developments affecting the industry while having substantive legal topics that are designed to empower women in this space. Attendees will:

  • Gain valuable tips and advice for successful networking
  • Learn how to develop a leadership skill that is invaluable to succeed in your organization
  • Network with highly talented women in legal and compliance from across the country
  • Learn best practices to address unwanted advances and other workplace toxins
  • Stay up to date with ongoing regulatory changes and what is to be expected in the future

To register or obtain additional information, visit the ACI conference website.

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorneys David Anthony, Cindy Hanson and Ronald Raether will be panelists for a NAPBS webinar titled, “Updates, a Case Study & Legal Developments in Background Screening.”

The webinar will discuss recent case studies and case law developments that are currently affecting the background screening industry. The webinar discussion will include an update on Spokeo, Inc. and the effects of the decision by the United States Supreme Court that occurred almost two years ago; and the amicus brief filed in January of this year will also be included in discussion on behalf of NAPBS. NAPBS supports Spokeo, Inc.’s second petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court and will be discussed.

The new petition has requests that will make the U.S. Supreme Court revisit its prior ruling and add clarity and justification to the divergence in lower court rulings over the past two years. The panelists that have been chosen to speak will provide their own overview of relevant cases with implications for employers and businesses in the background screening industry.

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorneys Ethan Ostroff and Ashley Taylor will be presenting during the Credit and Collection News Annual Conference at the Ritz- Carlton in Lake Tahoe, California. Ethan will be providing a “TCPA Update” on April 11 at 3:00 p.m., directly followed by Ashley speaking at 4:00 p.m. on “Legal Issues in Collections.”

CCN is hosting is hosting its 13th Annual Credit and Collection News conference this year. Each year CCN helps attendees gain knowledge on current issues with bringing in speakers that have a hand in our Nation’s top corresponding issues among news. Past speakers have been Senators, Congressman, Governors and Attorney Generals who present their overview knowledge on key issues they are working on daily to be able to deliver to the committees they sit on. Attendees will:

  • Gain valuable tips and advice for Credit and Collection News
  • Discuss and Learn top issues that are happening now
  • Network with highly talented individuals in the legal and legislative department
  • Stay up to date with ongoing Credit and Collection news and what is to be expected in the future

To register or obtain additional information, visit the CCN website.