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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • BELTWAY BUZZ TRACK - POLICY PRIORITIES: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

    Location: Level 2,
    Room 201


    Speaker(s)

    Justin Wiseman, Associate Vice President, Managing Regulatory Counsel, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Benjamin Olson, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

    Fowler C. Williams, CMB, AMP, President and Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Mortgage Company

    Rodney Abele, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Policy, PNC Bank, National Association

    Breakout Session

    Personnel is policy. Recent appointments to the federal regulatory agencies have led to significant changes in rhetoric and posture. An expert panel discusses how these changes impact the balance of state and federal regulation and what developments we can expect to see as a result, especially around hot industry topics like RESPA Section 8, loan originator compensation and the qualified mortgage rule.

    Speaker(s)

    Justin Wiseman, Associate Vice President, Managing Regulatory Counsel, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Justin Wiseman is an Associate Vice President and Managing Regulatory Counsel in the Public Policy and Industry Relations department at the Mortgage Bankers Association. Justin manages MBA’s Regulatory Policy team that covers legal issues, trends in litigation, regulatory compliance matters, and servicing as well as provides strategic direction to advance MBA member priorities on regulatory and legal matters. This team also analyzes pending rules and legislation, provides comments on behalf of MBA members on pending rules or regulations and helps develops MBA’s posture towards innovation and innovation policy. Prior to this, he staffed MBA’s Loan Administration committee, providing policy development insights and working with stakeholders to advocate on behalf of the industry. Justin assisted the Department to formulate responses to policy initiatives and helps monitor relevant trends in the servicing market. Justin also worked at MBA as Associate Regulatory Counsel to analyze forthcoming legislation and administrative rule-making. Before joining MBA, Justin clerked for a federal District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee and worked with the Center for Strategic and International Studies on European and Transatlantic security issues.

    Benjamin Olson, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

    Benjamin K. Olson is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of BuckleySandler LLP. A recognized authority in the field of consumer financial protection regulation and frequent speaker at industry conferences, his practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with mortgage, credit card, and other consumer protection regulations and responding to government inquiries. He is the former Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where he oversaw numerous Dodd-Frank Act rulemakings, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule, the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule, the Mortgage Servicing rules, and the CFPB’s amendments to the Loan Originator Compensation rule. Before joining the CFPB, he played a leading role in the drafting of the rules implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act at the Federal Reserve Board. Prior to that, he served as an enforcement attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Financial Practices, where he investigated financial service providers for unfair and deceptive practices (UDAPs) and other violations of consumer financial protection laws. He clerked for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    Fowler C. Williams, CMB, AMP, President and Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Mortgage Company

    Fowler Williams, CMB joined Crescent Mortgage Company, a national mortgage lender, in 1999. In his tenure with the company he has served as Account Executive, National Sales Manager, Executive Vice President over Sales and Operations and in 2011, Mr. Williams became President of Crescent Mortgage Company as well as a Director on the company’s Board. In 2016 he became Chief Executive Officer in addition to his role as President. He holds the highest designation in the mortgage industry, Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB). Mr. Williams is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA), the grassroots policy, advocacy and lobbying network for the real estate finance industry where he oversaw the largest increase in membership since the groups inception. Mr. Williams also has been named Chairman of the Community Bank and Credit Union Network (CBCUN) for the MBA where he also serves on the Independent Mortgage Bankers Executive Counsel and the Regulatory Compliance Committee. In 2017 he was elected to the Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) of the MBA where he currently leads the Regulatory Clarity Task Force. Mr. Williams also has been named to the Customer Advisory Board of Freddie Mac and Accenture Mortgage Cadence, both the QM and TRID regulatory implementation committees for the MBA and has twice been named to the forty most influential mortgage professionals under 40 by National Mortgage Professional magazine. He is the recipient of the Schumaker-Buldec award for political action awarded by the MBA. Mr. Williams speaks regularly to community bank, credit union, and mortgage banking associations across the United States on regulatory compliance, mortgage technology, advocacy, and profitability in mortgage lending. Prior to joining Crescent Mortgage Company Mr. Williams served as a mortgage loan originator and as a state representative for a national mortgage insurance company.

    Rodney Abele, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Policy, PNC Bank, National Association

    Rodney Abele, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Policy, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Mr. Abele advises on emerging developments in regulatory policy, with an emphasis on consumer financial services, payments, and emerging technologies. In this role he has worked on issues that cover mortgage finance, faster payments, and fintech, as well as advocated to regulators on matters of public policy and effective implementation. Previously Mr. Abele served as Vice President, Government Affairs & Legislative Counsel to The Clearing House Association and as Senior Counsel to Federal Financial Analytics.

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