Presentation at American Conference Institute’s Consumer
VALLEY FORGE, PA, Oct. 6, 2020 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder Paul H. Schieber presented at the American Conference Institute’s Consumer Finance Class Actions, Litigation and Government Enforcement Actions Conference on Sept. 23, 2020.
Mr. Schieber co-presented “Student Loan Servicing Challenges in the COVID-19 Context and Beyond: Navigating New Constraints on Debt Collectors and Ensuring the Viability of the Industry.” The speakers updated attendees on student loan-related class actions and enforcement activity under the Fair Debt Collections Practice Act and on efforts by state legislatures to grant state regulators oversight of student loan servicing entities. Speakers also discussed the challenges specific to private student loans following the CARES Act, and talked about potential disputes in the student loan space post-pandemic.
Mr. Schieber concentrates his practice in the area of consumer financial services and retail banking. He represents banks, thrift institutions, credit unions, mortgage companies, loan servicers, finance companies, secondary market investors, real estate and title insurance companies, and other financial services providers and investors. .
Mr. Schieber presents regularly to national financial services and related service provider organizations and he is widely published on finance issues. He is the co-author of The Lender’s Guide to Consumer Compliance and Anti-Discrimination Laws, co-author of Pratt’s State Regulation of Second Mortgages and Home Equity Loans and is the original author of the Allregs© State Law Compliance Module. Paul has authored over 30 articles for both industry and legal publications. He is quoted regularly in trade publications, including, for example, “Consumer Bureau Shaking Things Up,” published in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
In 2016, Mr. Schieber was inducted into the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Since 2009, he has be6en recognized as one of the leading banking and finance lawyers in Pennsylvania by international legal research publisher Chambers & Partners, an honor based on an intensive research process incorporating client feedback. He received a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a B.A. from Columbia University and a B.H.L. from the Jewish Theological Seminary.