AFSA’s Legal & Regulatory Affairs Department deals with all aspects of the legal environment facing the industry, including legislative issues and regulatory matters. AFSA maintains high-level relationships with regulatory agencies and industry trade groups enabling AFSA staff to provide leadership and expertise to government and consumer advocacy groups (comment letters, amicus briefs, white papers, testimony)
Much of AFSA's legal and regulatory work is done through the AFSA Law Committee. The Law Committee helps to create and develop AFSA’s judicial, legislative and regulatory policies and strategies that affect AFSA member companies. Among the benefits of participation in the Law Committee are remaining up-to-date on issues that confront member companies each day, opportunities to network, and exchange ideas with other in-house counsel in the industry. General counsels or designees of AFSA Members who are licensed attorneys at law qualified to practice law in any federal or state jurisdiction are eligible for membership.
The Law Committee also has six subcommittees: Vehicle Finance, Payment Card, Emerging Issues, Mortgage Lending, Personal Loan and Litigation.
If you are a finance company member interested in learning more about the Law Committee and subcommittees, contact Celia Winslow, Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs.