12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough (170 Main St Suite 1500, SLC, UT 84101)
What has the CFPB done in the five years since its creation? Professor Peterson and George Sutton will discuss the pros and cons of the CFPB, trends in CFPB enforcement cases, and explore what it takes to practice in the area of consumer financial protection.
1 hour CLE (pending). For questions contact Miriam (801) 585-3479.
George Sutton, Partner, Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough served as the Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions from 1987 to 1993, where he was responsible for regulating all state chartered depository institutions and all consumer financial services providers in Utah. Since 1993, Mr. Sutton has specialized in bank regulation. He assists clients with new bank and other regulatory applications, provides compliance reviews of products and services, and advises boards and management on regulation and corporate governance matters. Mr. Sutton serves as counsel to two bank trade organizations where he assists with lobbying and legislative matters. Mr. Sutton also serves on the board of directors of a national bank servicing customers nationwide.
Christopher Peterson is the John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law where he teaches contracts, commercial law, and consumer protection courses. Professor Peterson was on leave from 2012 to 2016 serving as a Special Advisor in the Office of the Director at the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in the Office of Legal Policy for Personnel and Readiness in the United States Department of Defense, and as Senior Counsel for Enforcement Policy and Strategy in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Enforcement. From 2009-2012 he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Before joining the faculty in 2008, Professor Peterson taught for five years at the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law. He also worked as a consumer rights attorney for the United States Public Interest Research Group in Washington, D.C. and clerked for the Honorable Wade Brorby on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.