At last week's BBA Bench/Bar
Bankruptcy event with more than 200 people in attendance, Adam Ruttenberg, a
partner at Looney & Grossman,
was honored for his outstanding efforts that recently yielded significant
reforms to consumer finance regs by the Attorney General's Office.
Faced with outdated Attorney General regulations regarding debt
collection activities including voice mails, cell phone calls, text messages,
and other modern technologies, Adam over a period of years dedicated
countless hours to determining which corrective measures might be effective.
Under his leadership, the Consumer Finance Working Group, together with Andrew
Dennington from the Business Section, worked to propose reforms to specific
rules - all for the purpose of protecting consumers from the abuse of
those technologies by creditors who crossed the line into unfair and deceptive
practices. Adam gave freely of his time, testifying at a public hearing at the
Attorney General’s office in support of the recommendations.
The actions of Adam as he led this group have bettered the lives of the
people of the Commonwealth. It was for this reason that the Bankruptcy
Section awarded him its Special Achievement Award recognizing his efforts
in connection with bringing forward changes to the Consumer Finance regulations.