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, presented the ACA International’s weekly Huddle on Sept. 22, 2021 which brought together industry leaders within the credit and collection sector in an informal virtual setting.
Jason and Jonathan addressed questions related to legislation and regulation that will impact both the collection activity and business operations of ACA member agencies and provided members with an update on the current landscape for receivables businesses.
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.