SOURCE: Stage Network

October 04, 2011 12:43 ET

The State Attorneys General Enforcement Network Announces Inaugural Webinar With Guest North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - The State Attorneys General Enforcement (STAGE) Network will hold its inaugural Webinar featuring an interview with North Carolina Attorney General (AG) Roy Cooper today. The Webinar will focus on several issues related to State AGs' interactions with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), state enforcement powers as they have been impacted by the Dodd-Frank Act, and other timely topics of interest.

The Webinar, scheduled for 2:00 pm EDT on October 4, is offered at no cost and is open to financial services companies and related businesses. To register or learn more, please go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/490942208.

Through regularly and timely Webinars and discussion forums, STAGE Network -- a joint effort of BuckleySandler LLP, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, and the Eris Group -- will monitor, comment on and provide insights regarding the changing regulatory and enforcement environment affecting the financial services industry due to changes stemming from the passage of Dodd-Frank, the creation of the CFPB and the increased enforcement authority of the State Attorneys General.

About Attorney General Roy Cooper

The Hon. Roy Cooper has served as Attorney General of North Carolina since 2000 and is the Immediate Past President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). During his term as NAAG's President, AG Cooper dedicated his Presidential Initiative to fighting financial fraud. He continues to be an active and vocal advocate for consumers and for increased cooperation between State Attorneys General and the CFPB.

About STAGE Network

STAGE Network is a service offered to financial services companies that provides information and insight into initiatives by State Attorneys General, other state-level regulators, and the CFPB. STAGE Network is committed to raising awareness in the financial services industry of the rapidly expanding role that State AGs and state regulators are playing in enforcement of laws impacting financial services companies; facilitating compliance with existing and anticipated State laws and regulations, through education and outreach efforts; establishing a forum for discussion of important policy issues with State AGs and other regulators; and as necessary, providing a vehicle for the financial services industry to respond to State AG legal initiatives that adversely impact financial services entities.

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