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Recent Wisconsin Consumer Finance Developments

With Special Guest Speaker Matt Lynch, Chief Legal Counsel of Wisconsin DFI

September 17, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CT

Join Husch Blackwell as we discuss recent guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), important court decisions interpreting the Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA), and what these recent developments mean for consumer lenders in Wisconsin. 

Joining us will be special guest Matt Lynch, Chief Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin DFI, who will provide further insight into DFI's guidance and give an update on recent issues DFI has seen both generally and in the course of examinations, particularly in light of COVID-19.


  • Update on recent court decisions interpreting the WCA
  • DFI guidance on attorney fee provisions in consumer credit contracts
  • DFI COVID-19 emergency guidance: WCA debt collection statute and character and fitness requirements for licensed lenders

Submit your questions. Our panel will review and combine submitted questions into similar topics to cover as much information as we can. 

Lauren Capitini, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
Marci Kawski, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Lisa Lawless, Attorney, Husch Blackwell 
Matt Lynch, Chief Legal Counsel, Wisconsin DFI

Who Should Attend
In-house counsel, compliance counsel, compliance officers, risk officers, and lenders.

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CARES Act, COVID-19 & Return-to-Work Guidance
Husch Blackwell provides guidance regarding COVID-19 updates, the CARES Act, rapidly changing state-by-state orders, including those that impact stay-at-home and return-to-work protocols. Contact these legal teams or your Husch Blackwell attorney to plan a way through and beyond the pandemic.

Questions? Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.


Marci V. Kawski


Lisa M. Lawless

Senior Counsel