Sovern Speaks at Consumer Law Conference, Authors Op-eds, and is Quoted

Last week, Professor Jeff Sovern spoke at the 17th Conference of the International Association of Consumer Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The IACL brings together consumer law professors from all over the world and this year’s edition included professors from New Zeeland, Japan, Africa, South America, Australia, and Hong Kong, as well as the United States.  Sovern’s talk was titled “Do Markets Provide Consumer Protection?”

Professor Sovern’s recent op-eds include a June 11 Bloomberg Law Insight essay headlined CFPB Should Cut Back on Texts, Emails Debt Collectors Could Send, and a May 16 piece in The Conversation, which was reprinted widely, including by the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, and Fast Company, captioned Congress is considering privacy legislation – be afraid.

Bloomberg quoted Sovern in an April 18 article headlined Guns, Priests, and Drugs: New Targets for Old Consumer Laws and AdWeek quoted him on February 4 in an article, As Businesses Prep for California’s Data Privacy Law, They’re Also Fighting to Change It.

Sovern’s work also elicited attention in other forums. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cited two articles Sovern co-authored at various points in its proposed debt collection regulations. And in the last fortnight, two of his blog posts prompted news coverage by an industry publication (here and here).


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