ACA International Convention & Expo

Jonathan Hoffmann and Jason Tompkins, partners in the Birmingham office and members of the Consumer Finance Litigation and Compliance Practice will speak at the ACA International Convention and Expo on July 22, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. 

Jonathan and Jason will join collection experts from around the country as they discuss the lessons learned from outrageous claims and inept defenses in their session modeled after NPR’s Says You! quiz show. Their presentation will include a comprehensive review of cases that have been litigated in recent years and the compliance, litigation, and strategic takeaways for the ARM industry.

ACA International brings together third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies, creditors, and vendor affiliates, representing more than 230,000 industry employees. The International Convention is ACA’s largest event of the year with networking opportunities for everyone including first time attendees and new members, young professionals and women in collections.

Jonathan focuses on consumer and financial services litigation, handling hundreds of individual and class action lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). He also advises clients on compliance with these statutes and their regulations, as well as Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP). Jonathan regularly represents clients in bankruptcy litigation, complex business disputes, loan workouts, and collection actions, as well as representing creditors in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings.

Jason serves as Chair of Balch’s Issues & Appeals Practice and has extensive experience handling appeals in federal and state appellate courts, including serving as counsel in the United States Supreme Court. His appellate experience spans nearly every category, including consumer finance, energy, environmental, and administrative law. 

Much of Jason’s practice focuses on class action defense, particularly in the area of consumer finance litigation. Jason has been lead counsel on more than 60 class actions and hundreds of individual cases involving claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA. He acts as regional and national counsel for several financial services clients who trust him to coordinate defense strategy across numerous jurisdictions—both at the trial and appellate levels. He served for three years as Co-Chair of the ABA’s Consumer Litigation Committee and currently serves on ACA’s Member Attorney Program Committee.