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Michael Sobol and Roger Heller Speak at PLI’s 20th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute Seminar

Michael Sobol and Roger Heller Speak at PLI's 20th Annual Consumer Financial Services Seminar

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) presents its 20th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute Seminar in various locations, which will focus on the different consumer financial services and products that influence the legal industry. Lieff Cabraser attorney Michael W. Sobol will be speaking in New York on April 6, while Lieff Cabraser attorney Roger N. Heller will be speaking in Chicago on April 27. Both attorneys will serve on distinguished panels, discussing class action developments and settlements. Panelists will touch upon the topics of Dart Cherokee, the Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Law (UDAP), and class settlement jurisprudence.

Founded in 1933, the Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides continuing legal education and professional business training for the legal community with workshop seminars, live Webcasts, and On-Demand learning programs.

Sobol is the chair of Lieff Cabraser’s consumer protection practice group whose cases have recovered over one billion dollars and have reformed the business practices for the benefit of tens of millions consumers nationwide. He currently represents consumers asserting that Facebook violated their privacy rights by scanning private email messages, and residents of Detroit, Michigan in a class action lawsuit against Morgan Stanley for actively ensuring the proliferation of high-cost, high-risk mortgage loans to bundle and sell mortgage-backed securities to investors.

Heller is a partner in the San Francisco office who is an accomplished consumer protection attorney as demonstrated by his substantial contributions to the litigation that ended deceptive business practices affecting millions of bank and credit cardholders nationwide. He represented Bank of America customers, charging that the bank systematically re-sequenced customer debit card transactions for the sole purpose of maximizing its overdraft fee revenue.