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Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national and international clients in all areas of civil litigation.

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Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Chris Morris joined Bassford Remele in 1993, after completing a clerkship with the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and was elected as a shareholder of the firm in 2000.  He focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals in commercial and employment disputes, defending attorneys and other professionals against malpractice and federal statutory claims, defending banks and financial institutions against consumer and class actions, and advising businesses on compliance with federal credit and collection laws.  Mr. Morris has litigated to trial complex business cases with at-risk amounts in excess of $200 million.  He appears regularly in courts throughout the Federal Eighth Circuit, and State Courts in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Mr. Morris is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Minnesota Law School. He is past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Legislative Committee, and past president of the Hennepin County Bar Association.  He has been recognized as a Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics.  Mr. Morris also serves as Chair of the Ralph K. Morris Foundation, a non-profit which provides development opportunities for emerging leaders interested in cooperatives and promoting farmland preservation.


Practice Areas

Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Consumer Law Defense
Professional Liability
Securities Litigation
Shareholder Litigation
Unfair Competition



Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Education

University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1992
Honors: Cum Laude

Harvard University

A.B., 1989
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Social Studies




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1992
North Dakota, 2008

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2000
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 2003
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2003
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2007
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2012
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2013

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1997
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009



Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Certifications


Certified as a HIPAA Privacy Specialist by ACA International




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Judicial Clerkship

Minnesota Court of Appeals, Judge Gary L. Crippen
Law Clerk, 1992 - 1993




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Honors and Awards

Selected to The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2014 – 2016 and Appellate Practice, 2015 - 2016

Selected Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Selected as a “Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2007

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyer list by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, Twin Cities Business and MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine, 2005 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars List published Minnesota Law & Politics, 1999 - 2002 and 2004




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Professional Awards and Memberships

American Bar Association

Litigation Section


Minnesota State Bar Association

Legislative Committee, 2011 - Present; Chair, 2013 - 2016
Council Member, 2011 - 2014
Assembly, 2011 - 2014, 2016 - Present
Consumer Litigation Section, 2012 - Present


Hennepin County Bar Association

President, 2009 - 2010
Treasurer, 2007 - 2008
Secretary, 2006 - 2007
Chair, Judicial Plebiscite Committee, 2011 - 2013
Co-Chair, Professional Conduct Committee, 2000 - 2005
Chair, Finance and Planning Committee, 2005 - 2006
Investigator, Fourth District Ethics Committee, 2005 - 2008

 


Federal Bar Association (Minnesota Chapter)

Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Hennepin County Bar Foundation

Past Board Member


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

ACA International Members Attorney Program

Certified Instructor
Scholar Designation, 2013
MAP State Compliance Chair, North Dakota, 2011 - Present





Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Community Involvement

Chair, Ralph K. Morris Foundation

Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic

Board Member, Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2008 - 2009

Past President, Harvard Club of Minnesota

Past Regional Director for the North Central States, Harvard Alumni Association




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Representative Cases

Diaz v. Viking Client Servs., 2016 WL 5796835 (D. Minn. Oct. 3, 2016).

Reynolds v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49062 (D. Neb. Apr. 12, 2016).

Krog v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, Court No. 14-cv-15-915 (D. Minn. Mar. 4, 2016).

Reynolds v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23224 (D. Neb. Feb. 25, 2016).

CSM Equities, LLC v. Woodland Vill. Invs. L.P., No. A15-0455, 2016 Minn. Ct. App. Unpub. LEXIS 87 (Minn. Ct. App. 2016).

Finn v. Alliance Bank, 860 N.W.2d 638 (Minn. 2015).

Powers v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., 776 F.3d 567 (8th Cir. 2015).

In Re: RFC and ResCap Liquidating Trust, No. 13-cv-03451, No. 14-cv-1740 (D. Minn. 2015).

Insulate SB, Inc. v. Advanced Finishing Sys., No: 14-2561, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17054 (8th Cir. 2015).

Smeby v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., No. 14-5086, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53415 (D. Minn 2015).

Fouks v. Red Wing Hotel Corp., 2013 WL 6169209 (D. Minn. Nov. 21, 2013).

Jernigan v. Gen. Collection Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178397 (D. Neb. Nov. 15, 2013).

MyGallons LLC v. U.S. Bancorp, 2013 WL 2364592 (4th Cir. May 31, 2013).

Wenig v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 2013 WL 1176062 (D. Minn. Mar. 21, 2013).

Falkenstein v. Credico, Inc., 820 N.W.2d 382 (N.D. 2012).

Weeks v. Collection Center, Inc., 814 N.W.2d 792 (N.D. 2012).

Zortman v. JC Christensen & Associates, 2012 WL 1563912 (D. Minn. May 2, 2012).

Lynch v. Nelson Watson & Associates ,LLC, No. 10-2025, 2011 WL 2472588 (D. Kan. June 21, 2011).

Fair Isaac Corp. v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., No. 06-4112, 2010 WL 1875479 (D. Minn. May 10, 2010).

Riermersma v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 2008 WL 2390729 (D. Minn. June 9, 2008).

Consumer Data Industry Ass'n v. Swanson, 2007 WL 2219389 (D. Minn. July 30, 2007).

Munoz v. Pipestone Fin., LLC, No. 04-4142, 2006 WL 2786911 (D. Minn. Sept. 26, 2006).

Bray Int’l, Inc. v. Collings, No. 05-1618, 2006 WL 2708645 (D. Minn. Sept. 20, 2006).

New Access Commc’ns, LLC v. Qwest Corp., 368 F. Supp. 2d 952 (D. Minn. 2005).

Schmitt v. FMA Alliance, 398 F.3d 995 (8th Cir. 2005).

Davenport v. Farmers Ins. Group, 378 F.3d 839 (8th Cir. 2004).

Metro Networks Commc’ns, Ltd. P’ship v. Zavodnick, No. 03-6198, 2004 WL 73591 (D. Minn. Jan. 15, 2004).

In re Silicone Implant Ins. Coverage Litig., 667 N.W.2d 405 (Minn. 2003).

Jones v. CBE Group, Inc., 215 F.R.D. 558 (D. Minn. 2003).

Int’l Mktg. Res., Inc. v. Maquilaplex, L.L.C., No. 02-3459, 2002 WL 31689436 (D. Minn. Nov. 27, 2002).

Leach v. Byram, 68 F. Supp. 2d 1072 (D. Minn. 1999).

In re Arbitration Between Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. v. Piper Jaffray Inc.,
No. 8-98-1450, 1999 WL 43523 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 1999).

Hayun v. Arnold W. Ribnick Agency, Inc., No. C8-98-878, 1998 WL 747414 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 27, 1998).

Hunter, Keith Indus., Inc. v. Piper Capital Mgmt., Inc., 575 N.W.2d 850 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998).

Maddux Hotel Corp. v. Radisson Hotel Corp., No. C5-96-1899, 1997 WL 40771 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 4, 1997).

Kirkpatrick v. John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co., No. C6-96-213, 1996 WL 495039 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 3, 1996).




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Publications

Court Funding, Constitutional Priorities and Common Sense, Hennepin Lawyer, May 2010

A Continuing Commitment to Diversity in Our Law Firms and on the Bench, Hennepin Lawyer, March 2010

Judicial Ride-Along Gives New Perspective on the Bench, Hennepin Lawyer, January 2010

Legal Risks in the Check Industry & How to Attack Them (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), ACA International, Inc, April 3, 2003

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Understanding the Impact of the New Federal Privacy Protections for Medical Records, MDLA for the Defense, August 2002

Compliance and Contract Issues in “Pre-Collection” and Billing Services (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, July 2000

Attorney Liability, Damages, and Privacy Issues Facing Collections Professionals, Lorman Education Services, December 2000

Healthcare Subrogation: Business Opportunities and Legal Concerns (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, March 1999

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: How to Reduce Your Exposure and Avoid Lawsuits (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, November 1997

Opening Battles: Preemption, Removal, and Arbitration (Co-Author with L.A. Remele, Jr.), Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, February 1999

Upsurge in FDCPA Claims Against Attorneys Highlights the Need for “Meaningful Involvement” of Attorneys for the Collection Process, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual View, February 1998

A Look At The Legal Implications of Agency/Attorney Relationships, Collector Magazine (Co-Author with Aimee Bissonette), December 1997

Debtor Attempts To Extend Fair Debt Collection Act Liability To Creditors (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, MAP Bulletin, February 1997

FDCPA Claims and Lawsuits: Beware of Bankruptcies (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, MAP Bulletin, December 1996

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Avoiding Malpractice (Ethical Considerations) (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, June 1996

What You Should Know About the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Co-Author with John Degnan), Minnesota Lawyers Mutual View, April 1995




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Presentations

Understanding and Responding to the CFPB's Expectations, ACA International, Inc. Spring Forum, March 15, 2017

CFPB Proposed FDCPA Rulemaking and Federal Case Law Update, ACA's North Dakota Collectors Annual Meeting, September 13, 2016

Writing Effective Policies and Procedures, ACA International, Inc., September 6, 2016

How to Walk the CFPB Line: New Spins on Old Collection Techniques, National Business Institute Webinar, June 14, 2016

Advanced FDCPA Issues, ACA International Inc., May 10, 2016

Shifting Sands: Court Interpretations of "Actual Damages," ACA International, Inc. Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, July 19, 2015

The Annual FDCPA Update and Panel Discussion, Hennepin County Bar Association, February 18, 2015

The FCRA from the Perspective of the Creditor, Annual Debtor and Creditor Conference Minnesota CLE, October 3, 2013

Defense Litigation Strategies for the Collection Industry, ACA International, Inc. Annual Convention, San Diego, California, July 14, 2013

Defense Litigation Strategies for the Collection Industry, Indiana Collectors Association, November 2011

Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on the FDCPA, Hennepin County Bar Association, December 15, 2010

FDCPA Case Law Updates, North Dakota State Collectors Unit, October 2008

Negative Reporting and Adverse Actions Under the FCRA, 12th Annual Members Attorney Program Legal Education Conference, Hollywood, Florida, July 26, 2008

FDCPA and FCRA, Housing Law in Minnesota Seminar, Minnesota CLE, May 21, 2007

Risk Management Issues, Michigan Association of Collection Agencies, May 17, 2007 and May 19, 2005

Ethical Traps for New Lawyers, Hennepin County Bar Association, January 2005

Risk Management Issues, North Dakota Collectors Association, October 2006 and October 14, 2004

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Issues for Owners, ACA International, Inc., North Dakota Unit, Fall 2003

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, ACA International, Inc., Dallas, Texas, July 2003

Fair Credit Reporting Act, ACA International, Inc., North Dakota Unit, Fall 2001

Update on FDCPA Litigation Trends, Minnesota Association of Collectors, September 1999




Christopher R. Morris

Shareholder
Chief Financial Officer

Email: cmorris@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1627

Fax: 612.746.1227

Chris Morris joined Bassford Remele in 1993, after completing a clerkship with the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and was elected as a shareholder of the firm in 2000.  He focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals in commercial and employment disputes, defending attorneys and other professionals against malpractice and federal statutory claims, defending banks and financial institutions against consumer and class actions, and advising businesses on compliance with federal credit and collection laws.  Mr. Morris has litigated to trial complex business cases with at-risk amounts in excess of $200 million.  He appears regularly in courts throughout the Federal Eighth Circuit, and State Courts in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Mr. Morris is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Minnesota Law School. He is past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Legislative Committee, and past president of the Hennepin County Bar Association.  He has been recognized as a Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics.  Mr. Morris also serves as Chair of the Ralph K. Morris Foundation, a non-profit which provides development opportunities for emerging leaders interested in cooperatives and promoting farmland preservation.


Practice Areas


Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Consumer Law Defense
Professional Liability
Securities Litigation
Shareholder Litigation
Unfair Competition

Education


University of Minnesota Law School

J.D., 1992
Honors: Cum Laude

Harvard University

A.B., 1989
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Social Studies

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1992
North Dakota, 2008

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2000
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 2003
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2003
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2007
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2012
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2013

Appellate Bars
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1997
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

Certifications


Certified as a HIPAA Privacy Specialist by ACA International


Judicial Clerkship


Minnesota Court of Appeals, Judge Gary L. Crippen
Law Clerk, 1992 - 1993


Honors and Awards


Selected to The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2014 – 2016 and Appellate Practice, 2015 - 2016

Selected Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Selected as a “Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2007

Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyer list by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers, Twin Cities Business and MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine, 2005 - 2016

Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars List published Minnesota Law & Politics, 1999 - 2002 and 2004


Professional Awards and Memberships


American Bar Association

Litigation Section


Minnesota State Bar Association

Legislative Committee, 2011 - Present; Chair, 2013 - 2016
Council Member, 2011 - 2014
Assembly, 2011 - 2014, 2016 - Present
Consumer Litigation Section, 2012 - Present


Hennepin County Bar Association

President, 2009 - 2010
Treasurer, 2007 - 2008
Secretary, 2006 - 2007
Chair, Judicial Plebiscite Committee, 2011 - 2013
Co-Chair, Professional Conduct Committee, 2000 - 2005
Chair, Finance and Planning Committee, 2005 - 2006
Investigator, Fourth District Ethics Committee, 2005 - 2008

 


Federal Bar Association (Minnesota Chapter)

Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Hennepin County Bar Foundation

Past Board Member


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

ACA International Members Attorney Program

Certified Instructor
Scholar Designation, 2013
MAP State Compliance Chair, North Dakota, 2011 - Present



Community Involvement


Chair, Ralph K. Morris Foundation

Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic

Board Member, Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2008 - 2009

Past President, Harvard Club of Minnesota

Past Regional Director for the North Central States, Harvard Alumni Association


Representative Cases


Diaz v. Viking Client Servs., 2016 WL 5796835 (D. Minn. Oct. 3, 2016).

Reynolds v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49062 (D. Neb. Apr. 12, 2016).

Krog v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, Court No. 14-cv-15-915 (D. Minn. Mar. 4, 2016).

Reynolds v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23224 (D. Neb. Feb. 25, 2016).

CSM Equities, LLC v. Woodland Vill. Invs. L.P., No. A15-0455, 2016 Minn. Ct. App. Unpub. LEXIS 87 (Minn. Ct. App. 2016).

Finn v. Alliance Bank, 860 N.W.2d 638 (Minn. 2015).

Powers v. Credit Mgmt. Servs., 776 F.3d 567 (8th Cir. 2015).

In Re: RFC and ResCap Liquidating Trust, No. 13-cv-03451, No. 14-cv-1740 (D. Minn. 2015).

Insulate SB, Inc. v. Advanced Finishing Sys., No: 14-2561, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17054 (8th Cir. 2015).

Smeby v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., No. 14-5086, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53415 (D. Minn 2015).

Fouks v. Red Wing Hotel Corp., 2013 WL 6169209 (D. Minn. Nov. 21, 2013).

Jernigan v. Gen. Collection Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178397 (D. Neb. Nov. 15, 2013).

MyGallons LLC v. U.S. Bancorp, 2013 WL 2364592 (4th Cir. May 31, 2013).

Wenig v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 2013 WL 1176062 (D. Minn. Mar. 21, 2013).

Falkenstein v. Credico, Inc., 820 N.W.2d 382 (N.D. 2012).

Weeks v. Collection Center, Inc., 814 N.W.2d 792 (N.D. 2012).

Zortman v. JC Christensen & Associates, 2012 WL 1563912 (D. Minn. May 2, 2012).

Lynch v. Nelson Watson & Associates ,LLC, No. 10-2025, 2011 WL 2472588 (D. Kan. June 21, 2011).

Fair Isaac Corp. v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., No. 06-4112, 2010 WL 1875479 (D. Minn. May 10, 2010).

Riermersma v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 2008 WL 2390729 (D. Minn. June 9, 2008).

Consumer Data Industry Ass'n v. Swanson, 2007 WL 2219389 (D. Minn. July 30, 2007).

Munoz v. Pipestone Fin., LLC, No. 04-4142, 2006 WL 2786911 (D. Minn. Sept. 26, 2006).

Bray Int’l, Inc. v. Collings, No. 05-1618, 2006 WL 2708645 (D. Minn. Sept. 20, 2006).

New Access Commc’ns, LLC v. Qwest Corp., 368 F. Supp. 2d 952 (D. Minn. 2005).

Schmitt v. FMA Alliance, 398 F.3d 995 (8th Cir. 2005).

Davenport v. Farmers Ins. Group, 378 F.3d 839 (8th Cir. 2004).

Metro Networks Commc’ns, Ltd. P’ship v. Zavodnick, No. 03-6198, 2004 WL 73591 (D. Minn. Jan. 15, 2004).

In re Silicone Implant Ins. Coverage Litig., 667 N.W.2d 405 (Minn. 2003).

Jones v. CBE Group, Inc., 215 F.R.D. 558 (D. Minn. 2003).

Int’l Mktg. Res., Inc. v. Maquilaplex, L.L.C., No. 02-3459, 2002 WL 31689436 (D. Minn. Nov. 27, 2002).

Leach v. Byram, 68 F. Supp. 2d 1072 (D. Minn. 1999).

In re Arbitration Between Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. v. Piper Jaffray Inc.,
No. 8-98-1450, 1999 WL 43523 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 1999).

Hayun v. Arnold W. Ribnick Agency, Inc., No. C8-98-878, 1998 WL 747414 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 27, 1998).

Hunter, Keith Indus., Inc. v. Piper Capital Mgmt., Inc., 575 N.W.2d 850 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998).

Maddux Hotel Corp. v. Radisson Hotel Corp., No. C5-96-1899, 1997 WL 40771 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 4, 1997).

Kirkpatrick v. John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co., No. C6-96-213, 1996 WL 495039 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 3, 1996).


Publications


Court Funding, Constitutional Priorities and Common Sense, Hennepin Lawyer, May 2010

A Continuing Commitment to Diversity in Our Law Firms and on the Bench, Hennepin Lawyer, March 2010

Judicial Ride-Along Gives New Perspective on the Bench, Hennepin Lawyer, January 2010

Legal Risks in the Check Industry & How to Attack Them (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), ACA International, Inc, April 3, 2003

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Understanding the Impact of the New Federal Privacy Protections for Medical Records, MDLA for the Defense, August 2002

Compliance and Contract Issues in “Pre-Collection” and Billing Services (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, July 2000

Attorney Liability, Damages, and Privacy Issues Facing Collections Professionals, Lorman Education Services, December 2000

Healthcare Subrogation: Business Opportunities and Legal Concerns (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, March 1999

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: How to Reduce Your Exposure and Avoid Lawsuits (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, November 1997

Opening Battles: Preemption, Removal, and Arbitration (Co-Author with L.A. Remele, Jr.), Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, February 1999

Upsurge in FDCPA Claims Against Attorneys Highlights the Need for “Meaningful Involvement” of Attorneys for the Collection Process, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual View, February 1998

A Look At The Legal Implications of Agency/Attorney Relationships, Collector Magazine (Co-Author with Aimee Bissonette), December 1997

Debtor Attempts To Extend Fair Debt Collection Act Liability To Creditors (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, MAP Bulletin, February 1997

FDCPA Claims and Lawsuits: Beware of Bankruptcies (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), American Collectors Association, MAP Bulletin, December 1996

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Avoiding Malpractice (Ethical Considerations) (Co-Author with M.A. Klutho), Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, June 1996

What You Should Know About the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Co-Author with John Degnan), Minnesota Lawyers Mutual View, April 1995


Presentations


Understanding and Responding to the CFPB's Expectations, ACA International, Inc. Spring Forum, March 15, 2017

CFPB Proposed FDCPA Rulemaking and Federal Case Law Update, ACA's North Dakota Collectors Annual Meeting, September 13, 2016

Writing Effective Policies and Procedures, ACA International, Inc., September 6, 2016

How to Walk the CFPB Line: New Spins on Old Collection Techniques, National Business Institute Webinar, June 14, 2016

Advanced FDCPA Issues, ACA International Inc., May 10, 2016

Shifting Sands: Court Interpretations of "Actual Damages," ACA International, Inc. Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, July 19, 2015

The Annual FDCPA Update and Panel Discussion, Hennepin County Bar Association, February 18, 2015

The FCRA from the Perspective of the Creditor, Annual Debtor and Creditor Conference Minnesota CLE, October 3, 2013

Defense Litigation Strategies for the Collection Industry, ACA International, Inc. Annual Convention, San Diego, California, July 14, 2013

Defense Litigation Strategies for the Collection Industry, Indiana Collectors Association, November 2011

Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on the FDCPA, Hennepin County Bar Association, December 15, 2010

FDCPA Case Law Updates, North Dakota State Collectors Unit, October 2008

Negative Reporting and Adverse Actions Under the FCRA, 12th Annual Members Attorney Program Legal Education Conference, Hollywood, Florida, July 26, 2008

FDCPA and FCRA, Housing Law in Minnesota Seminar, Minnesota CLE, May 21, 2007

Risk Management Issues, Michigan Association of Collection Agencies, May 17, 2007 and May 19, 2005

Ethical Traps for New Lawyers, Hennepin County Bar Association, January 2005

Risk Management Issues, North Dakota Collectors Association, October 2006 and October 14, 2004

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Issues for Owners, ACA International, Inc., North Dakota Unit, Fall 2003

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, ACA International, Inc., Dallas, Texas, July 2003

Fair Credit Reporting Act, ACA International, Inc., North Dakota Unit, Fall 2001

Update on FDCPA Litigation Trends, Minnesota Association of Collectors, September 1999