Start 2018 Off Right - AFSA's 1st Law & Compliance Symposium December 13, 2017 Since the recession and passage of Dodd-Frank, federal and state financial regulators have emphasized the importance of consumer protection and stressed the necessity of strong compliance programs. In response, consumer finance companies have increased their compliance efforts and in so doing, have faced new challenges including conflicting regulations, statements, enforcement orders, and guidance. AFSA's first Law & Compliance Symposium will help members meet those challenges head on by providing insights and guidance on critical federal and state compliance issues for the financial services industry. The inaugural gathering will be held at the Omni San Diego from January 29-31 in San Diego, Calif. The program will kickoff in the afternoon on Monday the 29th with an opening session highlighted by Jerry Kilgore, former attorney general for Virginia. AFSA staff will provide a robust overview of legal regulatory developments and key experts will talk about litigation developments and strategy. Tuesday will see a session on trend in debt collection, followed by a series of critical breakout sessions designed to get attendees thinking about their compliance and legal practices. Wednesday will close with a CEO Panel, discussing the role of compliance and its evolving stature in their respective companies, and a closing keynote from Ron Insana, CNBC’s leading business journalist. The registration and hotel deadlines are rapidly approaching so be sure to register soon! CLE credits are available.