Jason Tompkins, partner in the Birmingham office and chair of the Issues & Appeals Practice, and Jonathan Hoffmann, partner in the Birmingham office and member of the Consumer Finance Litigation Practice, recently sat down with the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International) as guest speakers for its podcast series, ACA Cast.
Jason and Jonathan previously appeared on ACA Cast in December 2020 to share insights into pending United States Supreme Court Cases that are likely to impact the credit and collection industry, one of which being the Facebook v. Duguid case.
During the latest episode of ACA Cast, released on April 7, 2021, Jason, Jonathan and ACA Director of Education Kelli Krueger revisit their previous discussion to take a look into the recent and highly-anticipated SCOTUS decision in Facebook v. Duguid. Jason and Jonathan shared ideas surrounding next steps for agency owners, implications for the legal landscape in the accounts receivable and management industry and their insights on how state regulators and members of Congress could respond. Founded in 1939, ACA International 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.
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 50 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 currently chairs the ABA’s Consumer Litigation Committee.
Jonathan focuses on consumer and financial services compliance and litigation, handling individual and class action lawsuits under the TCPA, FDCPA, and the FCRA. He regularly represents clients in bankruptcy litigation, complex business disputes, and loan workouts, and advises clients on best practices regarding consumer credit issues.