Scott J. Hyman photoScott J. Hyman

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Financial Services (Regulatory, Litigation, Class Action Defense)
  • Fair Debt Collection and Credit Reporting
  • Automobile Finance
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Scott’s legal practice spans 30 years of representing financial institutions in all aspects of consumer financial services, including FinTech, automobile finance, litigation and regulatory response, and data privacy and cyber-security. Scott holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, and CIPT certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and has been Severson & Werson’s Data Protection Officer since 2017. Scott co-authors the California Continuing Education of the Bar’s treatises on The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act(s), on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Thompson-Reuter’s Practical Law Series on the Song-Beverly Act. In 2007, Scott created Severson & Werson’s Consumer Financial Services weblog, to which Scott has posted over 3,000 case summaries for the financial services industry since inception ( Scott is a frequent industry speaker and author, having published more than 30 articles on consumer financial services topics in scholarly publications such as the Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly. Scott is admitted to practice in California and Texas, before the federal courts in those states, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Law
  • Vice-President, Conference on Consumer Finance Law
  • Advisory Committee, California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s Debt Collection Advisory Committee (2021-2023)
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • American Financial Services Association (Law Committee)
  • Advisory Committee, Big Data Certificate Program, California State University – East Bay

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