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Larry Young to Speak in Baltimore, San Francisco


HOUSTON, Texas (May 7, 2007) - Lawrence Young, a partner at
HughesWattersAskanase L.L.P. in Houston, will speak today on a panel at the Fourth Annual Housing and Auto Finance Workshop in Baltimore and also on a panel May 11 at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) 12th Annual Consumer Financial Services Litigation Institute seminars in San Francisco. Both panels will focus on recent developments and litigation trends involving the Fair Debt Collection Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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/.

"Both forums do a great job of advancing the consumer financial services industry by providing some great speakers to highlight new developments and current litigation trends, from both a preventative and strategic point of view," said Young. "Because of our firm's multi-state litigation presence, participating in these programs gives HughesWattersAskanase the opportunity to stay connected with varying practice issues across state lines, while observing current national and state specific outlooks on hot consumer litigation issues."

The Fourth Annual Housing and Auto Finance Workshop is presented by Hudson Cook, L.L.P. and CounselorLibrary.com. Attendees of this workshop qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits, including ethics credits.

At the 12th Annual Consumer Financial Services Litigation Institute, a panel of plaintiff lawyers, defense counsel, regulators, consumer advocates and law professors discuss litigation issues facing consumers, the consumer financial services industry and the lawyers whose work affects the industry. Attendees of this seminar 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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