CBE Group Presents at Debt Collection Symposium 2011

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Session Offers an In-House Perspective on Debt Collection Litigation Trends

CBE Group (CBE), a leader in the debt collection industry, announced that its Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Michael L. Frost, will present at the Debt Collection Symposium and Expo (DCS). The conference is scheduled for September 13 – September 15, 2011 at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Frost will co-present “Litigation Overview: An In-House Counsel Perspective” with Timothy M. Collins, Associate Director of Compliance for Hyundai Capital America, on Wednesday, September 14.

The session is set to provide attendees with statistical information regarding current litigation trends happening in the collection industry. Frost and Collins will describe causes prompting the trends and offer insight from the perspective of an in-house counsel that will help attendees combat collection litigation. Frost brings the unique outlook of an agency focused on influencing positive change in the collection industry while Collins offers the viewpoint of a creditor focused on risk mitigation and compliance to the ever-changing collection regulations.

The DCS conference is suited for anyone with a role in debt recovery, including creditors, healthcare providers, agencies, attorney firms, debt buyers and industry vendors.

“It’s important to maintain a pulse on the quickly moving litigation trends and changes happening in the collection industry today,” Frost said. “Opportunities like this are critical in our ability to grasp a solid understanding of how litigation effects the industry and what we can do together to lessen its consequences for creditors, agencies and consumers. I expect attendees to not only walk away with valuable information, but also play a large part in contributing to the cause,” he continued.

Frost oversees CBE’s Regulatory Compliance Department and provides continual oversight, guidance, and direction regarding all legal matters arising within the company. Frost obtained a BA from the University of Northern Iowa and a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School. He focuses his legal practice primarily in the areas of consumer collection practices and defense, contract law and employment law. Frost is an active member of the ACA International Member Attorney Program (MAP), is the past Chairman of the MAP committee and Iowa Stair Chair. Frost is also the Vice President of the Iowa Association of Credit and Collection Professionals and a member of the American Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Black Hawk County Bar Association and National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. Frost is a frequent guest speaker at various debt collection conferences and meetings and also serves on the board of local non-profit organizations.

CBE will continue to announce other proactive, corporate debt collection initiatives that support the company’s mission of Defining the future of debt collection™ in the months ahead.

About CBE Group
CBE has been in the accounts receivable management business since 1933 and currently employs nearly 1,000 people in four locations nationwide. Its corporate headquarters is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with additional facilities in West Des Moines, Iowa; Overland Park, Kansas; and Atlanta, Georgia. CBE was named Greater Cedar Valley Business of the Year in 2011 and one of the best places to work in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metropolitan area the last seven years. CBE represents many of the nation’s most renowned and respected organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, utilities, satellite, telecommunications, financial services, education and government. For more information, visit http://www.cbegroup.com.

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