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CFPB Announces Panelists for Arbitration Field Hearing
Posted May 03, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced details about Thursday’s field hearing focused on arbitration clauses. The field hearing will feature remarks by CFPB Director Richard Cordray, followed by a panel discussion with consumer groups and industry representatives, and concluding with testimony from members of the public. Kevin Hammar of Aldridge, Hammar, Wexler & Bradley, P.A. will be testifying on behalf of the Nevada Credit Union League and will be representing a credit union perspective. 

The event will be livestreamed at

Details about the event are as follows: 

WHAT:  Field hearing on arbitration clauses 

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. MDT, Thursday, May 5, 2016 


11:00 a.m. MDT Opening Remarks 

Zixta Martinez, Associate Director of External Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 

11:05 a.m. MDT Remarks by CFPB Director 

Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 

11:20 a.m. MDT Panelist Remarks and Discussion 

Paul Bland of Public Justice 

Deepak Gupta of Gupta Wessler, PLLC 

Kevin Hammar of Aldridge, Hammar, Wexler & Bradley, P.A. 

Christine Hines of National Association of Consumer Advocates 

Alan Kaplinsky of Ballard Spahr, LLC 

Travis Norton of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

12:15 p.m. MDT Audience Testimony   

Open microphone for public participation 

1:00 p.m. MDT Hearing Concludes