NAPBS Announces Success of the 2016 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference

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WASHINGTON - April 7, 2016 - PRLog -- The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is pleased to announce the success of the 2016 NAPBS Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference held April 3-5, 2016, with 368 attendees.

Background screening professionals from all over the U.S. and internationally gathered in Washington, D.C., for two days of educational programming focused around the theme, "Elect to Effect Change." NAPBS presented a well-rounded program with a mix of five general sessions and 12 break-out sessions presented on a variety of legal and compliance topics affecting the industry. Immediately following the conference, the 2016 NAPBS Advocacy Day was a great success with 70 NAPBS members sharing about the importance of the background screening profession with legislators on Capitol Hill.

NAPBS Chair Julie Hakman said, "NAPBS is truly fortunate to have the strength and dedication of our members working alongside us to effect positive change for our members, their communities and the public. Another successful NAPBS Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference and NAPBS Advocacy Day behind us represents our continued passion, drive and commitment to advance excellence in the screening profession."

Robert Schoshinski, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission, presented part one of the keynote address: "Regulator Update: 2016 Federal Trade Commission Priorities." Part two of the keynote was presented by Michael Taxay, Senior Advisor to the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The State Court Administrator Panel General Session focused on public record data and featured legal counsel from three state court administration offices: Michael B. Johnson, Minnesota Judicial Branch; David Price, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts;  Catherine Nelson Zacharias, Missouri Office of the State Courts Administrator; and was moderated by NAPBS Executive Director Melissa Sorenson.

New for 2016, was a special two-part General Session. Part one of the General Session was a special event "CAUSE for Coffee" featuring Lucia Bone of the Sue Weaver CAUSE, which is an organization that reminds us why background screening is so important for the safety of our communities. Part two was "Tenant Screening: A Session for Everyone," presented by with Sheila Salmon, Coan & Lyons.

Pam Devata of Seyfarth Shaw returned to present a General Session on FCRA Compliance and Litigation Defense for 2016. Jamie Tucker, Akin Gump, presented a General Session on legislative activity affecting the industry at both the Federal and State levels


The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening profession. NAPBS promotes and advocates for ethical business practices and fosters awareness of privacy rights and consumer protection issues. NAPBS is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. For more information on background screening, visit our website at

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