As part of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee monthly webinar series, Reed Smith attorneys Travis P. Nelson and Stacy K. Marcus will be leading a discussion this Wednesday, February 12, 2014, examining the effect of social media on the consumer finance industry, including how social media can and should be used by the industry and how to apply existing laws to this dynamic and evolving medium.

Other topics this program will cover include:

  • Strategic benefits for lenders engaging in social media activity
  • Disclosure and unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) issues
  • Consumer interaction on social media
  • Regulatory issues

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST

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All programs are recorded and the recordings and program materials are placed on the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee website for your further review.

Leonard A. Bernstein is the Global Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory Group. Len concentrates his practice in the representation of banks, thrifts, mortgage bankers and finance companies in providing consumer credit compliance advice on federal, Pennsylvania and New Jersey laws and regulations.

Travis P. Nelson is a member of the firm’s Financial Industry Group and a co-leader of the Financial Institutions Enforcement & Investigations Task force, resident in the Princeton and New York offices. Travis is formerly with the Enforcement Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury Department, and is adjunct faculty at Villanova Law School, where he teaches Regulation of Financial Institutions.

Stacy K. Marcus is a member of the Advertising, Technology & Media Group. She concentrates her practice in advertising, entertainment and technology law. Stacy advises clients on all facets of advertising and marketing law, including, social media marketing, crowdfunding, branding, trademark and copyright-related issues, celebrity endorsement and talent agreements, agency-client agreements, branded entertainment deals, media buying agreements, music licensing, software licensing and development, app development, sweepstakes and promotions, corporate sponsorships, mobile marketing and telemarketing.