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CFPB, Regulatory Outlook: An Insider’s View - June 15, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
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CFPB, Regulatory Outlook:

An Insider’s View




June 15, 2017

6:00pm to 9:00pm




Hosted by: Bryan Cave





One Atlantic Center, 14th Floor 1201 West Peachtree NW Atlanta, GA



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What have we seen 100 days into the Trump presidency? What will happen to the CFPB, Dodd Frank? What are key considerations of adopting blockchain technology from a regulatory perspective? What are emerging trends from a data security and privacy standpoint? What are potential implications of the OCC FinTech Charter?

This is a unique opportunity to hear from those closest to the regulatory movement including the President/CEO of the EFTA; a former CFBP Regional Director and now Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal; First Data’s Government Affairs specialist; a top attorney from Bryan Cave focused on regulatory, enforcement and risk; and the CEO of PayToo who will provide the “voice of FinTech”. The panel will provide insight into the CFBP’s thinking on the payments/fintech space and much more! Bring your questions and leave with valuable insights that will help you and your organization prepare for the regulatory rollercoaster that is anticipated over the next few years.

This event is FREE for Business Members.





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6:00 PM Registration
7:00 PM Announcement
7:10 PM Panel Discussion
  Kim Ford, VP of Global Government & Public Affairs at First Data
  Ken Achenbach, Attorney at Bryan Cave
  Anthony Gibbs, Managing Director Financial Industry Advisory Services (former CFPB Director) at Alvarez & Marsal
  Michel Poignant, CEO & Founder at Paytoo
  Panel moderated by Kurt Helwig, President and CEO at Electronic Funds Transfer Association ( EFTA )
9:00 PM End of Session



Kim Ford

VP of Global Government & Public Affairs at First Data

Kimberly (Kim) Ford is Vice President of Global Government & Public Affairs for First Data, a Fortune 300 financial services company that provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world. In her role, Kim manages First Data’s U.S. legislative and regulatory advocacy program, spanning the 50- state capitols, Congress and regulatory agencies. She also serves as a subject matter expert on payments’ industry issues for state and federal policymakers and routinely hosts regulatory update sessions with key payments industry players. She has served as an expert witness to testify in front of the U.S. Congress as well as various state legislative bodies across the country. Kim also supervises First Data’s state and federal consultants and is treasurer of the First Data PAC.

Prior to her 12 years at First Data, she was Regional Director for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, and she served as the Director of Government Relations for the Tampa Bay Homebuilders Association and Director of Communications for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Kim is based in First Data’s Washington, DC office.

Kim Ford

Ken Achenbach

Attorney at Bryan Cave

Ken Achenbach has spent over a decade helping his clients to evaluate and manage regulatory, enforcement and financial risks, with a primary focus on the banking, FinTech, and financial services industries.

Ken regularly works with his clients to anticipate and respond to regulatory enforcement actions,agency investigations, and adverse examination findings. Ken has assisted clients facing threatened enforcement from various state and federal authorities and has represented his clients before the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, DOJ, IRS, NCUA and state regulatory agencies. Ken has also helped his clients prepare for and respond to the evolving landscape of consumer compliance laws and regulations as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and CFPB oversight. Ken is particularly adept at navigating the complex universe of financial regulation and finding practical solutions for his clients in the context of the unique, ongoing regulatory relationsihips within which they, as regulated institutions and their institution-affiliated parties, must continue to operate after a particular matter has been resolved.

Ken also assists his clients with developing and implementing strategies for mitigating risk and possible exposure to liability, including analysis of insurance coverage and implementation of strategies to maximize coverage for institutions and their officers and directors facing potential claims or other adverse action. Ken has helped his clients investigate and recover fraud losses under fidelity bond insurance policies and deal with the regulatory implications of those fraud schemes. Ken regularly works with insurance professionals to negotiate the terms and placement of both liability (e.g., D&O) and transactional (e.g., representations and warranties) insurance policies and other tools to mitigate economic risks in M&A transactions andworks with individuals seeking indemnification, advancement or insurance coverage for expenses incurred in connection with litigation, regulatory enforcement, or other adverse action.

Ken also provides counsel to his financial services clients regarding raising capital, strategic planning, asset purchases and sale, M&A and other transformative, strategic transactions.

Ken has spoken to a wide range of groups and trade associations on diverse topics affecting the financial services industries.

Ken Achenbach

Anthony Gibbs

Managing Director Financial Industry Advisory Services (former CFPB Director) at Alvarez & Marsal

Anthony Gibbs is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Financial Industry Advisory Services based in Chicago, specializing in all aspects of governance, enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, and process and system optimization. His primary areas of focus are Consumer Financial Protection laws and regulations and designing and building effective, efficient and sustainable enterprise compliance risk management processes. Anthony also helps clients proactively prepare for regulatory expectations and help navigate them through regulatory supervisory examinations and their aftermath for all regulatory agencies.

With more than 25 years of private and public sector experience in public accounting, financial services and financial services regulation, compliance and governance, Mr. Gibbs has been a recognized leader in providing a unique ability, to not only develop risk management strategies, but to execute and operationalize those strategies. Mr. Gibbs leverages on his global experience to ensure the highest level of ethics, compliance and operational effectiveness and efficiency.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Gibbs served as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Midwest Regional Director where he had responsibility for building directing a team of 120 supervision staff to supervise depository financial institutions with assets over $10 billion as well as large participants in the non-depository financial services industry. He was also heavily involved with CFPB headquarters in Washington D.C. developing and implementing policies, programs, systems and operations of this new agency. Mr. Gibbs was also a frequent speaker at industry and regulatory associations and conferences discussing the mission, priorities and methods of the CFPB.

Before the CFPB, Mr. Gibbs served in a variety of executive management roles in the U.S. and Europe at HSBC where he gained substantial experience leading complex business, risk and compliance activities and the remediation of significant regulatory issues. Mr. Gibbs started his career as a financial statement auditor at PwC for a variety of financial services companies.

Mr. Gibbs earned masters of business administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Toronto. Mr. Gibbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and Canada and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.


Michel Poignant

CEO & Founder at Paytoo

Michel Poignant is the founder and CEO of PayToo Group that consists of several companies including PayToo International Bank where he provides leadership and oversees development and deployment of growth strategies. Michel is a veteran of the financial and technology industries with more than 20 years of experience establishing and successfully managing multi-national companies and global corporations. He is also known for launching several innovative products such as: The Moby-Desk, the First Mobile Desktop and the Photo Bingo, the first Roll Film vending machine.

Michel has a vast knowledge in providing high quality financial services to fulfill community and customer needs with focus on increasing shareholder value. As motivational leader, he has established and directed a highly skilled management team to maximize profits with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees and communities.

Michel Poignant


Kurt Helwig

President and CEO at Electronic Funds Transfer Association ( EFTA )

Kurt Helwig is president and CEO of EFTA, the nation’s leading inter-industry trade association dedicated to the advancement of electronic payment systems and commerce. In this capacity he works with EFTA’s Board of Directors to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan that includes government and media relations, timely, content-rich meeting agendas, and value driven member services.

Kurt is a regular contributor to Executive Agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, General Accountability Office and the Department of Agriculture on payment systems issues. Areas of expertise include: the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments and Secure Payments Initiatives, Operation Choke Point, emerging and mobile payments technologies, the Durbin Amendment, prepaid cards, fraud and risk in the payment system, ATM, POS and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) services, and privacy and customer information.

He is frequently asked to share his insights on the legislative and regulatory environment at industry conferences, member events, broadcast and print media. He has testified before the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees and the House Agriculture Committee.

Kurt currently serves as chairman of the ATM Industry Association’s (ATMIA) Board of Directors and is a founding member and co-chair of ATMIA’s Global Government Relations Committee. He also serves on the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments and Secure Payments Task Forces and is a member of the Congressional Payments Technology Caucus.







Location One Atlantic Center, 14th Floor 1201 West Peachtree NW Atlanta, GA

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