The 2021 Virtual CDIA Law & Industry Conference!

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 Virtual CDIA Law & Industry Conference.
We hope to see you next year in person!

The 2021 Virtual CDIA Law & Industry Conference was held on July 12, 13 & 14, 2021! The CDIA Law & Industry Conference gathers leading legal experts, influential thought leaders, and officials from the consumer reporting industry, CDIA members and a broad mix of financial services institutions, to discuss today’s most important and timely topics in the credit reporting industry.

An essential event for anyone involved in consumer reporting, the conference continues to bring the most current and important topics impacting the credit reporting industry to the forefront of our conversations.


Early Bird Registration: $595
Regular Registration: $695
Group Pricing (3 or more registrations): $445



For more information on each session, please visit the Agenda.

All times are Eastern Time.

July 12, 2021
5:00 – 6:00 PM OPENING RECEPTION Sponsored by Hudson Cook LLP
featuring Darcy Gaechter, First Woman to Kayak the Amazon River
* First 100 who RSVP for the Opening Reception will receive a $20 Amazon gift card! RSVP at registration.
July 13, 2021

An Opening Session with CDIA

Speakers: Francis Creighton, President & CEO, Consumer Data Industry Association

12:25 – 1:30 PM The Political Scene and its Impact on the Consumer Reporting Industry
1:45 – 2:15 PM CONSUMERS & THE PANDEMIC: The Latest Data on Consumer Creit Standing

Speakers: Emre Sahingur, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Predictive Analytics, Research and Product Management, VantageScore Solutions
Moderator: Owen Dodd, Manager, Government Relations at CDIA.

2:20 – 2:40 PM CONSUMER COMPLAINTS: Trends in Consumer Complaints and Disputes

Speakers: John Redding, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Moderator: Eric Ellman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Legal Affairs at CDIA

2:45 – 3:45 PM SERVING THE UNDERSERVED: An Innovative Industry Focuses on Financial Inclusion

Speakers: Alpa Lally, VP, Data Business, Consumer Information Services, Experian
Peter Maynard, PHD, SVP USIS Data & Analytics, Equifax
Michael Umlauf, Senior Vice President, Data Science & Analytics, Global Operations, TransUnion

3:55 – 4:45 PM PRIVACY: Is Virginia the new California and will Congress finally weigh in?

Speakers: Stuart Ingis, Partner, Venable, LLP

Sarah Ohs, Director of Government Relations, Consumer Data Industry Association

Kim Phan, Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP

4:45 – 5:30 PM NETWORKING SESSION– Virtual Escape Room*
*RSVP required at registration; limited seating available.
July 14, 2021
12:00 – 12: 55 PM LUNCH & LEARN SESSION: Trends in Disputes: Tips and Tools to Complete a Reasonable Investigation

Speakers: Lisa DeLessio, Partner, Hudson Cook, LLP

Joel Strickland, Director, Client Relations Online Data Exchange, New Management Services

1:00 – 1:50 PM LITIGATION & ENFORCEMENT TRENDS: What will we see in 2021

Speakers: David Anthony, Partner, Troutman & Pepper, LLP

Eric Ellman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Legal Affairs, Consumer Data Industry Association

Rebecca Kuehn, Partner, Hudson Cook LLP

2:00 – 3:00 PM YEAR IN REVIEW: Reporting on Accommodations under the CARES ACT

Speakers: Lisa DeLessio, Partner, Hudson Cook, LLP

Pat Dubie, Training Consultant, Consumer Data Industry Association

Jared Weeks, Advisor, Data Governance/ Metro 2® Task Force Chairperson, TransUnion

3:14 – 4:15 PM Machine Learning in Credit: Market Context and Current Research

Speakers: P-R Stark, Director of Machine Learning Research, FinRegLab

Kelly Thompson Cochran, Deputy Director, FinRegLab


Speakers: Andrew Smith, Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP

5:10 -6:00 PM CLOSING RECEPTION Sponsored by Venable, LLP
Olive Oil Tasting & Networking Session
* First 60 who RSVP for the Closing Reception will receive a tasting sample! RSVP at registration.

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Company executives, operations officers, financial professionals, corporate counsel, general counsel, compliance & risk officers, government relations professionals, policy directors, and data quality assurance professionals. CDIA encourages you to share this notice with others in your company who may benefit from attending this Conference.


While CDIA cannot guarantee accreditation for CLE credits, we will provide a certificate of attendance and documentation to assist you in applying for CLE credit in your state of admission. Please contact CDIA with any special requirements your state might have so we can best accommodate you.


Please note: If you are a first-time user of the CDIA website you will need to set up an account first before registering for the Law & Industry Conference. This process is free and takes less than two minutes. If you have a CDIA Online Account but do not remember your login credentials, you can use the password recovery feature to retrieve this information by clicking here.

  • You must be logged in to your CDIA account first, before completing the registration process.
    • Each attendee must register individually or contact for group rates.
    • Please ensure your email address is used for the registration in order to receive all follow-up information.
    • Payment by credit card is due at time of registration (if you need to be invoiced, please contact