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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND COMPLIANCE TRACK: Three Big Compliance Challenges in 2018

    Location: Talbot Ballroom E


    Speaker(s)

    Mitchel H. Kider , Managing Partner , Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Ari Karen , Principal , Offit Kurman

    Jonice Gray Tucker , Partner , Buckley Sandler LLP

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

    Concurrent Session,

    Business Operations and Compliance Track

    Three big compliance challenges. Three practical solutions. Get expert advice on the key regulatory issues to watch in 2018, as well as information on how to mitigate your risk and protect your company’s short-term and long-term success.

    Speaker(s)

    Mitchel H. Kider , Managing Partner , Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Mitchel H. Kider is the Chairman and Managing Partner of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC, a national law firm specializing in the representation of financial institutions, residential homebuilders, and real estate settlement service providers. In his 35 years as a practicing attorney, Mitch has represented banks, mortgage companies, homebuilders, credit card issuers, and other financial service companies in a broad range of litigation and regulatory and compliance matters. He represents clients in investigative and enforcement actions before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and various state and local regulatory authorities and Attorneys General offices. Mitch speaks frequently on regulatory and litigation matters before trade associations and other industry groups. He is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a Faculty Fellow of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mitch is the author of six books pertaining to residential mortgage finance and also has written numerous law review and real estate journal articles on the subject. His most recent books are Consumer Protection and Mortgage Regulation Under Dodd-Frank (West/Thomson Reuters 2017) and Real Estate and Mortgage Banking: A New Era of Regulatory Reform (West/Thomson Reuters 2016-2017).

    Ari Karen , Principal , Offit Kurman

    Ari Karen is a Principal at Offit Kurman. Mr. Karen is an experienced litigator who has focused his practice in representing financial institutions in both government investigations and litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Mr. Karen's practice is diverse, representing clients on matters concerning banking regulations, Dodd Frank financial reform laws, contractual disputes, employment and labor statutes, wage-hour class actions, employment discrimination and fair lending matters, whistleblower complaints and non-competition claims, among others.  Mr. Karen speaks regularly on topics affecting all types of lenders including fair lending and disparate impact, LO compensation, marketing service agreements, compliance with social media, non QM lending, vendor management, and much more. Mr. Karen is a principal in the Financial Institutions Regulatory and Labor and Employment practice groups of the Offit Kurman law firm. He is also the Founder and CEO of Strategic Compliance Partners (SCP), a total-solution, mortgage compliance consulting firm.

    Jonice Gray Tucker , Partner , Buckley Sandler LLP

    Jonice Gray Tucker is a founding partner with Buckley Sandler LLP, specializing in work with financial institutions and related businesses. Ms. Tucker focuses a substantial portion of her practice on government investigations, enforcement actions, and examinations, having served as defense counsel in matters brought by the CFPB, DOJ, HUD, FTC, prudential banking regulators, and state Attorneys General, among others. She conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporations and counsels clients on compliance with consumer protection laws. In addition, Ms. Tucker has significant experience handling complex civil litigation involving financial institutions.  Ms. Tucker has been recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the category of Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) as well as in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. She also serves on the Board of Regents of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.  Ms. Tucker has been featured in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Lawyers issue, the “Meet the Women Rainmakers” segment of Law Practice Today, in Law360’s Rainmaker series, and in Law360’s Minority Powerbroker series. She also was selected for Legal BisNow’s 40 Top Lawyers Under 40.  Ms. Tucker is Chair of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee, which has more than 2,000 members.

    Justin Wiseman , Associate Vice President and 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.