COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS – February 13, 2020 – Linda Robertson, executive director of the Association of Dealership Compliance Officers (ADCO), announced that Webb McArthur, JD, an attorney in Hudson Cook, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, will keynote ADCO’s spring conference in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Webb works in the law firm’s Credit Reporting, Privacy and Data Security practice area, helping clients navigate the ever-growing compendium of privacy, data security, and consumer reporting laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Webb will discuss the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how it impacts auto dealers. “We are so excited that Webb will speak on this timely topic,” said Linda. “The saying, ‘As California goes, so goes the nation’ certainly holds true for the auto industry. California’s emissions warranty model has been adopted by 14 states and the District of Columbia. The state was the first to statutorily prohibit payment packing, an issue now being closely scrutinized by AGs in other states. It’s also the first to impose a ceiling on dealer participation.
“Consumer privacy, data security and credit reporting impact every aspect of dealer operations, from marketing and customer relations management to technology applications and vendor management,” she added. “ADCO’s objective is to not only arm dealership compliance officers with the skills needed to manage a highly efficient CMS, but also prepare them for the next wave of regulatory trends.”
Webb recently participated in a KPA webinar, “The New California Consumer Privacy Act: What Auto Dealers Need to Know.” Prior speaking engagements include seminars and webinars for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) and the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA, formerly known as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, or NAPBS). He has also presented at Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary’s annual Consumer Financial Services Conferences.
In addition, he has authored articles for the NAPBS Journal, Hudson Cook’s Insights and CounselorLibrary’s Spot Delivery. His article, “Tailored to Suit: Drafting a Client’s Compliance Management System,” was published in the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee Newsletter in March 2016.
Webb received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, Volume 9. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee and the Virginia Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Before joining Hudson Cook, Webb was a Financial Research Assistant with the Virginia Department of the Treasury. At Hudson Cook, he advises federal- and state-chartered depository institutions, mortgage bankers, finance companies and licensed lenders in the development and maintenance of consumer mortgage, automobile finance and other credit programs. He also advises consumer reporting agencies, background screeners, financial institutions, technology and information companies, service providers, and others on compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, California Consumer Privacy Act, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and other privacy and data use and protection laws.
For more information about ADCO and its Dealership Compliance Officer Professional (DCOP) Certification Seminars, visit www.adcocommunity.com.