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Balch's Jason Tompkins and Jonathan Hoffmann's Presentation at the 2021 ACA International Convention & Expo Offers Creative and Practical Insights into Navigating Legal Challenges Facing the Collection Industry

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, will present at the ACA International Convention on July 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jason and Jonathan’s presentation, "Did I Catch You at a Bad Time? How to Communicate with Consumers under Regulation F,"  will discuss the five broad categories of rules for creditors when communicating with consumers under this regulation, including time and place restrictions, revocations and opt-outs, presumption of violations and compliance, emails and texts, and limited-content messages.
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. 

Balch’s Consumer Finance Litigation Attorneys have experience representing clients nationally in hundreds of individual and class action suits in both trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. 

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 currently chairs the ABA’s Consumer Litigation Committee, as well as the Alabama State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section. 

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.