M&S in the News

March 22, 2021
AccountsRecovery.net/Compliance Digest

41 State AGs Reach Settlement With Breached Collection Agency

Helen Mac Murray comments on the stiff terms imposed in the recent settlement between 41 state attorneys general and Retrieval-Masters Credit Bureau, who operated a collection agency that suffered a 2019 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 7 million individuals.

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February 15, 2021
Compliance Digest

BK Reform Bill Introduced in Senate to Make it Easier to Discharge Medical Debts, Student Loans

Helen Mac Murray shares insight on a bill that aims to make it easier for consumers to have student loans and medical debts discharged when filing for bankruptcy protection.

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February 1, 2021
AccountsRecovery.net/Web Bytes

CFPB Complaints

How can companies avoid having complaints filed about them? What happens if a consumer does complain about you? What can you learn from going through the complaint process? Learn from Helen Mac Murray and a panel of industry leaders in this 3-part series of “quick-hit” videos.

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January 29, 2021
M&S Newsline

Josh Stevens Promoted to Partner, Will Lead Mac Murray & Shuster’s New Cincinnati Office

Congratulations to M&S Attorney Josh Stevens, who was promoted to partner and will lead the firm’s new office in Cincinnati. Read more about Josh and M&S’s growing footprint.

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January 18, 2021
AccountsRecovery.net/Compliance Digest

Mass. Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Student Loan Servicer Licensing

Helen Mac Murray shares insight on a just-passed Massachusetts bill creating a student loan ombudsman office and requiring servicers of student loans to obtain a license.

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Upcoming Events

May 13, 2021 1:00 pm
M&S Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursdays

What Employers Need to Know About FCRA Compliance

In effect since 1970, the Fair Credit Reporting Act has been amended considerably over the last 50 years, yet remains one of the most impactful – and confusing – pieces of consumer protection regulation enacted. With credit-related complaints topping the list of consumer complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FCRA class actions remain a lucrative, and growing, area for opportunistic plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Join M&S attorney Erica Hollar to learn more about FCRA and your obligations as an employer, best practices to stay in compliance, and how to avoid the common pitfalls that may be putting your business at risk of costly violations.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

May 11, 2021 3:50 pm ET

TCPA Litigation Update

PACE Washington Desktop Summit
Speaker: Michele Shuster
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May 12, 2021 1:45 pm ET

Compliance Officers Forum — LIVE!

PACE Washington Desktop Summit
Speakers: Michele Shuster, Nick Whisler, Josh Stevens
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May 12, 2021 3:30 pm ET

Employment Law

PACE Washington Desktop Summit
Speaker: Lisa Messner
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May 12, 2021 4:30 pm ET

Lessons Learned from FCC Battle Scars

PACE Washington Desktop Summit
Speaker: Helen Mac Murray
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