About the College

Founded in 1996, The American College of Consumer Financial Service Lawyers, Inc. is a professional association of lawyers particularly skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the skill and practice of consumer financial services law and the ethics of the profession. The College brings together into an association qualified members of the profession who, by reason of their character, skill and ability, will contribute to the accomplishments and good fellowship of the College.

Membership in the College is limited to those lawyers whose principal practice is in the field of consumer financial services law, who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer financial services law and who have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law through teaching, lecturing and published writings.

Membership to the College is by invitation only.

Past Presidents

Alan Kaplinsky1996 – 1998
Thomas Hudson1998 - 1999
Roland Brandel1999 - 2001
Robert Chamness2001
Marcia Sullivan2002 - 2005
Lynne Barr2005 - 2007
Ralph Rohner2007 - 2009
Richard Fischer2009 - 2011
Nessa Eileen Feddis2011 - 2013

Board of Regents

Julie Caggiano (2014)Stanley D. Mabbitt (2017)
Peter Cubita (2014)Richard Gottlieb (2015)
Gil Rudolph (2015)Richard P. Hackett (2017)
Russell Schrader (2016)Joe Lynyak (2016)
Joanne Sundheim (2016)
Alan White *Margie Corwin *
David McCrae *Len Bernstein *
* added to fill vacancies by Board vote at the August 2013 meeting in San Francisco; these appointments will run to the January 2014 meeting when various Board positions will be filled, per the bylaws, on an ongoing basis.

New Regents (2013)

Richard P. HackettStanley D. Mabbitt

Ex Officio Regents

Lynne B. BarrThomas B. Hudson
Roland E. BrandelAlan S. Kaplinsky
Robert P. ChamnessRalph Rohner
Marcia Z. Sullivan