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Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • CMCP TRACK: Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity Laws

    Location: Gold Ballroom 3,
    Conference Center Level 1


    Speaker(s)

    Gregory N. Blase, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

    Angela E. Kleine, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Breakout Session,

    CMCP Track

    This session provides an overview of the legislation that shapes fair lending and equal opportunity compliance rules for the mortgage industry. This course covers the purpose and main provisions of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Fair Housing Act (FH Act), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), and Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act regarding diversity and inclusion.

    Speaker(s)

    Gregory N. Blase, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

    Greg Blase advises clients on the development of integrated solutions for risk mitigation in industries that have consumer-facing business operations. He counsels companies to identify regulatory and litigation risk and to advise in-house legal departments and management on best practices for responding to that risk. Mr. Blase’s clients include leading companies in the financial services, energy, media and telecommunications, manufacturing, and consumer products industries. Mr. Blase provides regulatory-compliance advice and policy and procedure review. He oversees audits and internal investigations and responds to government investigations. Mr. Blase defends complex litigation including class actions. He takes a holistic approach to addressing legal risk, recognizing the importance of bringing stakeholders together to solve problems collectively.

    Angela E. Kleine, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Angela Kleine is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Financial Services Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on defending and advising companies in matters under banking, fair lending, UDAAP, and consumer reporting laws. Ms. Kleine defends companies in complex litigation, class actions, and government enforcement, and advises clients on compliance and risk mitigation. She also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards of directors, and audit and special committees. Ms. Kleine is a frequent author on speaker on issues facing the mortgage industry. She is a co-editor of the MoFo ReEnforcement Blog and editor of the firm’s Financial Services Report.