ACA International Conference & Expo

Jason Tompkins, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, and Chase Espy, attorney in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, will present on FDCPA class action and bankruptcy litigation at the ACA International Convention on July 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. They will present as part of a series on micro-burst legal education, highlighting hot topics of interest to collectors. 
Jason’s presentation is entitled, “U.S. Supreme Court FDCPA Decisions and the Pantoja Circuit Split”. Jason will examine the claims, arguments, and potential circuit split in the numerous class actions following Pantoja. Jason will discuss whether the rationale of Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, in which Jason was co-counsel before the Supreme Court in 2017, may be extended to Pantoja claims. 
Chase’s presentation is entitled, “Bankruptcy Litigation after Midland Funding v. Johnson: Another Deluge or Just a Drop in the Bucket?”. In 2017, Chase was a member of the Balch team that created a circuit split that culminated in a victory for Midland Funding before the U.S. Supreme Court in Midland Funding v. Johnson regarding bankruptcy claims under the FDCPA.
ACA International, or the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, provides comprehensive learning resources for companies operating in the credit and collection industry. The organization brings together third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies and creditors.