Security Clearances & Bankruptcy

Jul 21, 2015 03:00pm -
Jul 21, 2015 04:00pm



Event Description

Anyone who represents federal employees, government contractors, or members of the military has most likely been asked what impact bankruptcy will have on a debtor’s security clearance. To help you answer that question, this webinar will review different types of security clearances, the impact of bankruptcy, and how the client might mitigate potential effects.

Featured Presenters: Michael Jones Esq., Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Tara Twomey Esq.,

Michael Jones is a commissioned officer in the United States Army National Guard where he serves as a Judge Advocate (JAG). As a Solider, he has deployed overseas into combat zones in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He holds a high-level security clearance with the Department of Defense. Within the Army, he has worked as an instructor of other attorneys in training on matters of consumer protections, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. His current assignment is as the Senior Defense Counsel for TDS in California.

His civilian practice involves primarily consumer bankruptcy work, as well as related consumer protection matters, and criminal defense. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is strongly motivated to help consumers who are abused and mistreated by creditors and collection agents as permitted under the Bankruptcy Code and Federal Consumer Protection laws such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A primary motivation for working in these areas is a desire to provide a ministry to the poor and oppressed segment of our society.

Tara Twomey is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and the Amicus Project Director for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. She has been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford, Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. Ms. Twomey is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable homeownership for low- and moderate-income homeowners. She is a contributing author of several books published by the National Consumer Law Center including, Foreclosures: Defenses, Workouts and Mortgage Servicing and Bankruptcy Basics. Ms. Twomey earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Herbert P. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Court.


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Event Type:Webinar
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Jun 30, 2015.
Regular registration starts on Jul 01, 2015 and ends on Jul 21, 2015.
Late registration starts on Jul 22, 2015.
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