Press Release


Larry Young to Speak at Practicing 

Law Institute Seminars April 19-20 in Chicago


HOUSTON, Texas (April 11, 2007) - Lawrence Young, a partner at HughesWattersAskanase L.L.P. in Houston, will be the defense counsel speaking on a panel with plaintiff's lawyers on litigation trends under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) 12th Annual Consumer Financial Services Litigation Institute seminars in Chicago on April 19 and April 20.

Young, who joined HughesWattersAskanase in 1994, has focused his practice on consumer financial services, bankruptcy law for creditors, commercial finance and consumer financial services litigation. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a frequent speaker and author. For a full biographical profile on Young, please visit http://www.hwa.com/.

"This is one of the best consumer financial services litigation forums in the country. While excluding any comment on myself, this forum draws some of the best speakers and most knowledgeable attendees. All the speakers will express a world view on, and help attendees understand, the developments underlying current litigation trends and how things work together, from both a preventative and a strategic point of view" said Young. "Because our firm does litigation in several states, participating in this program gives Hughes Watters Askanase the opportunity to cut across state lines and observe current national, as well as state specific, outlooks on hot consumer litigation issues."

At the 12th Annual Consumer Financial Services Litigation Institute, a panel of plaintiff lawyers, defense counsel, regulators, consumer advocates and law professors discuss the litigation issues facing consumers, the consumer financial services industry and the lawyers whose work affects the industry. Attendees qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits.

About HughesWattersAskanase

For more than 29 years, HughesWattersAskanase L.L.P. has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm's attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation, from formation to liquidation. The practice focuses on the six interrelated areas which provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, commercial finance, commercial real estate, consumer financial services, and litigation. For more information on HughesWattersAskanase L.L.P., please visit http://www.hwa.com/.

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