2019 Eastern Region Collections Conference
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Join the CLLA in New York City for a conference full of opportunity to enhance the value of Creditors’ Rights Attorneys, Commercial Collection Agencies and Law Lists.
UPPER STORY 979 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022 | Phone: 212.644.9394
Meet with colleagues for stimulating, in-depth discussions and attend exclusive education events that will address issues that matter to you and speak to the current state of our industry. Take advantage of the chance to network and learn from others who have knowledge and experience to share. Attend to receive the quality offerings you have come to expect from CLLA in an exciting setting. Guests are welcome to attend.
Who Should Attend
Professionals who will benefit the most are those who attend structured meetings to maximize contact with colleagues from around the US, Canada and abroad. This conference attracts an audience of professionals from various aspects of the commercial law arena interested in forming business connections. The conference site and schedule will allow you to do business and still take advantage of all that New York City has to offer.
What’s Included in Your Registration
Educational sessions, continuing legal education (CLE), continuing education units (CEU), continental breakfast, AM/PM breaks, luncheon and post meeting social.
- Networking opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday evenings
- Fabulous buffet luncheon on Thursday – including the presentation of the Robert E. Caine Award and the installation of New Officers and Council Members of the Eastern Region.
- Gold–$500 (recognition as a reception sponsor & signage at event)
- Silver–$250 (recognition as a lunch sponsor & signage at event)
- Bronze–$100 (recognition as a sponsor)
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
CLLA Robert E. Caine Leadership Award Winner Announced
Congratulations to James W. “Beau” Hays, the 2019 recipient of the CLLA Robert E. Caine Leadership Award
James W. “Beau” Hays is a 1986 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, after receiving a B.A. in Political Science from UNC in 1983. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1986, and has been admitted in the federal courts in all three districts in Georgia. He has acted as lead counsel in litigation matters for over twenty years, specializing in commercial disputes and bankruptcy law. Mr. Hays is a past President of the Commercial Law League of America, having served as Recording Secretary of the League, Chair of the Creditor’s Rights Section and chaired numerous committees. In addition to being active in the Bankruptcy Section of CLLA, he is an Associate Member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustee, and has been a presenter to that organization on issues involving hiring outside counsel. He has also served as Legislative Liaison for the Georgia Bar’s Creditor’s Rights Section. Mr. Hays is an editor for the National Association of Credit Management’s Handbook of Credit and Commercial Laws chapters related to materialman’s liens and construction bonds.
2019 Schedule of Events
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
|Noon – 4:00 p.m.||CLLA Board of Governors Lunch AND Meeting — Bloom’s Tavern • 208 E. 58th Street|
|4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Irish Pub Welcoming Party —Bloom’s Tavern • 208 E. 58th Street|
|7:00 p.m.||NETWORKING BREAK|
|10:45 a.m. – Noon||Night Cap (cash bar) — The Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel • 687 Lexington Avenue|
Wednesday, November 14, 2019
|8:00 – 9:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast — UPPER STORY 979 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor,New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212.644.9394|
|9:15 – 10:30 a.m.||What Do Credit Professionals Look for in a Collection Agency?
The longer your accounts remain delinquent, the less likely you are to recover the debt. In situations like these, hiring a collection agency to recover funds on your behalf may be your best option. Hear from a panel of commercial credit professionals on what they look for, and require, in selecting an agency.
Moderator: Phil Lattanzio, Executive Vice President, Commercial Law League of America (CLLA)
Speakers: Greg Andonian, Associate Director, Customer Financial Services, CFS Simon & Schuster Publishing; Jay Snyder, CCE, ICCE, Vice President, Credit, Tech Data Corporation
|10:30 – 10:45 a.m.||NETWORKING BREAK|
|10:45 a.m. – Noon||Increasing Regulation: What Commercial Collectors and Litigators Need to Know About CFPB Regulations, Social Media Ethics and Pending Legislation
A discussion of the proposed CFPB regulations, with a focus on applications to commercial litigators and collectors. The proposed regulations attempt to tackle, in part, the evolving implications of social media, something yet to be fully addressed as to their ethical implications, even in commercial collections.
Moderator: Wanda Borges, Esq., Principal, Borges and Associates, LLC
Panelists: M. Tracey Brooks, Esq., Partner, Shenker Russo & Clark LLP; David Goch, Partner, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP; Heather S. Klein, Associate, Ballard Spahr, LLP
|Noon – 1:15 p.m.||Lunch and Awards|
|1:30 – 2:45 p.m.||The Forwarding Manager’s Guide to the States: Personal Guarantees and Affidavits
A multi-state review of enforceability and best practices for the drafting and use of personal guarantees, guarantor credit reports and affidavits.
Moderator: Timothy Wan, CEO, Smith, Carroad, Levy, Wan & Parikh
Panelists: Amy Blowers, Director of Commercial Litigation, Gurstel Law Firm, PC; Ray Wendolowski, Attorney, Bernstein-Burkley, PC; Joy Jackson, Partner, Faber and Brand, LLC
|2:45 – 3:00 p.m.||NETWORKING BREAK|
|3:00 – 4:15 p.m.||Litigation and Trial: What Attorneys Need to Collect the Most Money for their Clients and Why
Evidence for non-lawyers and preparing client witnesses for litigation, deposition and trial.
Moderator: Robert Ash, Legal Department Manager, Allen, Maxwell & Silver
Panelists: Daniel Kerrick, Attorney at Law, Hogan McDaniel; Kenneth Rozich, Jacob & Rozich;
Richard Keifer, III, Attorney, Keifer Law Firm, LLC
|4:30 – 5:30 p.m.||Post Meeting Social — Upper Story • 979 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor|
|6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||“HAPPIEST OF HOURS” Cocktails (cash bar)
The Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel • 687 Lexington Avenue
|7:00 p.m.||DINNER ON YOUR OWN|