This webinar took place on August 19, 2020.

To download the slides from this presentation, please click here. A replay of the webinar is below.

In this webinar, the Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California (SoCal) Chapter and Womble Bond Dickinson Partners Kristin Walker-Probst and Artin Betpera (Moderator), and nationally-recognized credit reporting expert John Ulzheimer discussed the ripple effects of COVID-19 on credit reporting and consumer debt.  

This presentation provided updates and practical insights into changes in credit reporting regulations and standards, including under the CARES Act, and discussion of how lessons from the 2008 financial crisis could help inform what’s to come in the wake of the financial turmoil caused by COVID-19. 


John Ulzheimer, President of The Ulzheimer Group, LLC and Founder of Credit Expert Witness, is a nationally recognized expert on credit reporting, credit scoring and identity theft. In addition, his expertise includes FCRA, FDCPA, CROA, and credit report and credit score damages. He has been retained as an expert witness/legal consultant in credit related litigation over 400 times and has been qualified and admitted as an expert in Federal and State court.  John is twice FCRA certified by the Consumer Data Industry Association and has 28+ years of experience in the consumer credit industry including positions with Equifax Information Services, Fair Isaac (the inventor of the FICO® credit scoring system),, and years of concurrent work with numerous consumer credit related companies.

Kristin Walker-Probst (Partner) is an experienced trial lawyer and civil litigator, having tried over 100 cases in both State and Federal Court. She has a broad litigation background, including the areas of financial services, general business litigation, personal injury and labor and employment. Kristin is an adjunct Trial Advocacy Professor at Loyola Law School, where she teaches in the area of trial skills and evidence.

Artin Betpera (Partner) brings over a decade of experience to bear on complex litigation problems. He manages significant volumes of individual and class action litigation for some of the country’s largest banks and financial institutions. Artin is a thought leader who frequently writes and presents on issues important to the financial services industry, including cutting-edge legal issues arising from consumer protection statutes.

CLE points
1 hour of General CLE Credits available in California. Self-submission forms for additional states upon request.