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Jason Tompkins, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, will speak as a panelist at the ACA International Annual Convention & Expo on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 11 - 12 p.m. The presentation is entitled, “The Intersection of Bankruptcy and the FDCPA”, and will unravel the mystique of bankruptcy, discuss the ways FDCPA claims can present themselves in bankruptcies, and reveal the best weapons for defending against them. The panel will also take a look at the implications of the United States Supreme Court's decision this term in Midland Funding v. Johnson.
Jason focuses on consumer litigation defense of individual and class action lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels. Acting as regional and national counsel for several clients, Jason has been lead counsel on over 200 individual cases and more than a dozen class actions in numerous jurisdictions. He has handled appeals in five federal circuits recently 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.