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Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • CMCP TRACK: Introduction to Regulatory Compliance

    Location: Gold Ballroom 3,
    Conference Center Level 1


    Speaker(s)

    Vaishali S. Rao, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

    Jerra Holford Ryan, Senior Vice President, Compliance, First Choice Loan Services Inc.

    Sanford P. Shatz, Of Counsel, McGlinchey Stafford

    Breakout Session,

    CMCP Track

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    This session provides a foundational overview of the role of the regulatory compliance professional and elements for success. Key concepts include the compliance management system, the rulemaking process, key mortgage laws and their provisions and insight on the various regulatory bodies. Attend for a refresher on the basics, plus useful compliance resources you can use when you return to the office.

    Speaker(s)

    Vaishali S. Rao, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

    Vaishali Rao, a partner in Hinshaw & Culbertson’s Chicago office, leads the Regulatory & Compliance practice in Consumer Financial Services. Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson, Vaishali was a supervising attorney in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General for 8 years, where she managed high stakes fraud investigations and litigation, including over the financial crisis years. She coordinated and led national litigation teams of Attorneys General around the country, and worked closely with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, United States Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to working for the Attorney General, she served as Assistant Counsel to the Speaker in the Illinois House of Representatives, including on the impeachment trial of former Illinois Governor, Rod R. Blagojevich.

    Jerra Holford Ryan, Senior Vice President, Compliance, First Choice Loan Services Inc.

    Jerra H. Ryan is a mortgage professional with three decades of service in lending and the real estate community. Well versed in all areas of residential loan production, from lead generation and origination through processing, underwriting and closing, Jerra set the standard for loan quality excellence and led annual production in excess of $250-million during 18 years as a top-ranked originator and producing branch manager before moving into compliance as an executive. As Senior Vice President of Compliance at First Choice Loan Services Inc., Jerra drives the alignment between production and regulatory compliance. Jerra brings a unique fusion of experience as a sales leader, paralegal and consumer educator to her compliance role and uses compliance to support business strategy. She says, "Compliance should be the guardrail for production, not a roadblock. Black and white rules can create gray space. We best navigate that gray by defining our black within it, using production and consumer friendly policy, procedure and best practices to demonstrate our compliance." Currently a Director on the Board of Mortgage Compliance Professionals Association of America (MCPAOA) and past Vice-Chair of the MBA Regulatory Compliance Committee, Jerra proudly served as President of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association (CMLA) following many years with the Board of Directors. Jerra provides independent compliance and production consulting and works to raise the compliance IQ and fluency of colleagues and other mortgage professionals, frequently speaking or training at mortgage events and conferences.

    Sanford P. Shatz, Of Counsel, McGlinchey Stafford

    Sanford Shatz is Of Counsel to McGlinchey Stafford in Irvine, CA, and is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Financial Services sections. He has been a licensed attorney in California for more than 29 years, during which time he has actively litigated cases in the areas of commercial law, real estate, and consumer financial services, specializing in mortgage-related issues. In 1998, he joined Countrywide Home Loans where he organized and established that company’s California In-House Litigation Group. Mr. Shatz focused on all aspects of mortgage-related litigation, and has tried numerous cases to verdict. In 2008, after Bank of America acquired Countrywide, he managed outside counsel on a pool of several hundred litigation cases, and helped to develop case-resolution strategies. In 2010, he returned to private practice, and currently practices at McGlinchey Stafford, where he works on litigation and regulatory issues, and appeals. Mr. Shatz is active in the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee where he organizes and moderates a monthly call-in program on current issues in consumer financial services. He has published journal articles and papers, and organized and presented seminars on various aspects of current events in the consumer financial services and mortgage world.

  • 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

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    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.

  • CMCP TRACK: HMDA Compliance Basics

    Location: Gold Ballroom 3,
    Conference Center Level 1


    Speaker(s)

    Carl Pry, Managing Director, Treliant, LLC

    John Haring, Director, Product Management, Ellie Mae, Inc.

    Elizabeth Khalil, Partner, Dykema Gossett PLLC

    Breakout Session,

    CMCP Track

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    This session starts with an introduction to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), its history, and purpose in improving access to housing and credit. The course then discusses the specific loan data collected and reported in compliance with the rule, as well as specific requirements of reporting. Panelists explain enforcement and provide tips and resources to help lenders comply.

    Speaker(s)

    Carl Pry, Managing Director, Treliant, LLC

    Carl Pry, Managing Director of Treliant, is a seasoned executive with banking law, corporate finance, and regulatory compliance experience in Fortune 500 institutions, regional banks and industry consulting firms. Carl advises clients on commercial compliance, fair lending, corporate treasury and risk management.  Over the last 18 years, Carl has held senior leadership positions including Senior Vice President and Compliance Manager for the Compliance and Control Division at KeyBank, Manager of Finance and Performance Management Service Line at Accenture, and Vice President of Regulatory Services at Kirchman Corporation. With strong knowledge and experience as a banking attorney and officer, Carl is a frequent contributor to and currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the ABA Bank Compliance magazine. As a featured speaker for numerous banking, compliance, and state bar associations, he has led training sessions across the country. Carl has served as an instructor at FDIC examiner school and back-up instructor for NCUA examiner school. He has authored training programs covering consumer and commercial compliance, audit, quality control, tax, privacy and risk management.  Carl is a columnist for ABA Bank Compliance and ABA Bank Marketing magazines. He has authored scores of articles on financial issues and developed testing and support materials for BAI’s Anti-Money Laundering Professional certification and served as subject matter expert for web-based compliance and audit educational testing programs for banking training firms. He is the author of “Internet Banking Manual”, a comprehensive guide to business planning, risk analysis and maintaining a presence for financial institutions on the Internet. For LexisNexis, he also authored “The New RESPA Rule: Navigating New Disclosures” and “The Evolution of Reg. Z: Increased Duties and Responsibilities for Lenders.”

    John Haring, Director, Product Management, Ellie Mae, Inc.

    John Haring serves as the Director of Product Management Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), a leading provider of enterprise level, on-demand automated solutions for the residential mortgage industry. He is responsible for facilitating the implementation and maintenance of residential mortgage lending compliance and industry changes across Ellie Mae’s various software applications, systems, and residential mortgage loan documents. Prior to joining Ellie Mae, he served as the vice president of compliance for Supreme Lending, and has spent the better part of the last decade supporting banks, lenders and brokers in keeping up with significant regulatory changes impacting the mortgage industry. In 2015 Haring was named one of HousingWire’s Rising Stars in recognition for his accomplishments in helping the industry prepare for implementing “Know Before You Owe”.

    Elizabeth Khalil, Partner, Dykema Gossett PLLC

    Elizabeth Anne Khalil is a partner at the law firm of Dykema Gossett PLLC, where her practice centers on regulatory compliance and risk management for financial services clients, including with regard to mortgage origination and servicing. She serves as a subject matter expert on the full array of federal “alphabet soup” regulations and evaluates compliance management systems (CMS) and vendor management programs.
    Prior to coming to Dykema, Elizabeth served for over a decade as a federal banking regulator in Washington, DC, at both the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).   Between her government service at the OCC and FDIC, Elizabeth was a senior associate at Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson) in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and Privacy Group.
    She is a frequent speaker and writer on compliance and risk management matters and regularly designs and conducts training for bankers, in-house counsel, and others.

  • CMCP TRACK: Reviewing Marketing for Compliance Professionals

    Location: Gold Ballroom 3,
    Conference Center Level 1


    Speaker(s)

    James M. Milano, Partner, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Michael P. Trainor, Associate, Blank Rome LLP

    Jeremy Potter, Associate Counsel, Quicken Loans, Inc.

    Breakout Session,

    CMCP Track

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    Today’s marketplace necessitates advertising through numerous channels. With regulators focused on the ways lenders communicate with consumers through their marketing, it’s an increasingly complex and critical task for compliance professionals to review regulatory and reputational risks involved with marketing. This session provides an overview of relevant federal regulations and then presents practical tips for reviewing marketing pieces for compliance with TILA, RESPA, UDAAP, the MAP rule, TCPA and SAFE.

    Speaker(s)

    James M. Milano, Partner, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Jim Milano is a Member of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC, based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Jim’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory compliance and administrative enforcement matters for financial services companies. Jim represents and advises mortgage companies, consumer finance companies, financial institutions and secondary market investors on federal and state mortgage banking and servicing issues. Jim also is nationally recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the area of reverse mortgage law.

    Michael P. Trainor, Associate, Blank Rome LLP

    Michael Trainor concentrates his practice in the areas of consumer financial services, commercial litigation, and creditor’s rights. He has experience with commercial loan documentation and has drafted multimillion dollar loan, modification, and forbearance agreements, as well as SBA loan agreements.  He regularly represents financial institutions in matters involving: Federal Truth in Lending Act; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Equal Credit Opportunity Act and various state consumer protection statutes.  Michael also has represented banks and financing institutions in various contractual, bankruptcy, and replevin matters.

    Jeremy Potter, Associate Counsel, Quicken Loans, Inc.

    Jeremy Potter joined Quicken Loans in 2016 as an Associate Counsel on the Legal Team. Potter is responsible for a variety of legal, regulatory compliance, state legislative affairs and consumer protection matters within Quicken. His responsibilities currently focus on Rocket Mortgage, One Reverse Mortgage Company, fair lending, data collection overall, third party due diligence and counter party management on M&A activity, state regulatory exams and state legislative and regulatory changes. Potter has also served as Chair to the Mortgage Bankers Association State Legislative and Regulatory Committee and a committee member for the Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee. Potter has also served MBA on the GSE Working Group and RESPA/TILA Task Force. In addition, Potter is a member of the Board of Directors for CATIC Financial Inc. headquartered in Rocky Hill, CT. Potter is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. A frequent speaker, panelist and contributor in the mortgage industry, Potter has been published in Mortgage Compliance Magazine, Scotsman Guide, National Mortgage Professional Magazine and his letter to the editor was published in The New York Times.