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Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • Registration

    Location: Platinum Ballroom Foyer,
    Conference Center Level 2

    Registration

  • APPLIED COMPLIANCE TRACK: Mortgage Servicing Rules Interactive Session

    Location: Platinum Ballroom F,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Sam Racoosin, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

    Jonathan Kolodziej, Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

    Nanci L. Weissgold, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

    Tobias Moon, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Applied Compliance Track

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    Join MBA for an interactive session where we address issues impacted by the updated mortgage servicing rules from the CFPB. Leading experts will cover the ins and outs of the different requirements, and help provide you with the needed information to ensure your policies and procedures are in compliance.

    Speaker(s)

    Sam Racoosin, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

    Samuel Racoosin is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA. He is the lead attorney for the residential Loan Servicing performing, customer assistance and default legal teams. He is principally responsible for providing legal advice to the residential mortgage loan servicing business. Before joining JP Morgan Chase, Racoosin was Associate General Counsel at Fannie Mae. In that capacity, he was responsible for providing legal advice to the US Treasury in connection with the Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program. Samuel previously served as Associate General Counsel for Fannie Mae’s single family mortgage business, providing advice on new products, eMortgage initiatives, and loss mitigation. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Samuel was Associate General Counsel of North American Mortgage Company, a national mortgage banker.

    Jonathan Kolodziej, Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

    Jonathan Kolodziej is an associate in Bradley’s Birmingham, AL office. He represents all types of consumer financial service providers in regulatory compliance, examination and enforcement matters. Through this work, he has assisted bank and non-bank mortgage servicers, mortgage originators, debt collectors, depository institutions, credit card issuers, small dollar lenders, reverse mortgage companies, investment firms, and various industry trade associations.  Over the past five years, a vast majority of Jonathan’s regulatory compliance practice has focused on the CFPB’s mortgage servicing rules in Regulations X and Z. Since the rules were first promulgated, he has helped servicers of all sizes ensure that their operations are in compliance with applicable federal and state consumer financial laws. In this role, he helps clients assess the impact of new rules and regulations and adapt to changes in the regulatory environment. He has also helped many of the nation’s largest servicers navigate CFPB and state examinations.

    Nanci L. Weissgold, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

    Nanci Weissgold is a member of Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group and a co-leader of the Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance team. She advises financial institutions and financial service providers on issues relating to mortgage lending and mortgage servicing, valuation, and other consumer lending issues as part of her national regulatory compliance practice.  This includes: (i) counseling clients on compliance with state and federal laws that regulate consumer financial products and services, (ii) working with state regulators to obtain approvals, licenses or regulatory guidance, (iii) developing compliance management systems, (iv) performing CFPB readiness exams, defending administrative enforcement actions (including state government audits, single or multi-state examinations, and investigations) and assisting in litigation involving regulatory compliance issues, and (v) representing bank and non-bank lenders and appraisal management companies on valuation issues (including, for example, compliance with appraisal independence requirements under TILA, Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, FIRREA, AIR, ECOA, state AMC, appraisal and real estate broker laws). Nanci is a frequent speaker and presenter at legal and industry conferences and webinars, and has published numerous articles on mortgage banking, valuation and consumer finance related topics. She has been named a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and she is peer rated in the Martindale-Hubbell® directory as AV® Preeminent, the highest level of professional excellence. Professional affiliations include Women in Housing and Finance Foundation, primary outside counsel, 2007-2009 and The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Governing Committee.

    Tobias Moon, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Tobias Moon is a partner in Akerman's Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. His regulatory practice focuses on compliance with federal and state requirements related to originating and servicing loans secured by residential real property. He regularly counsels lenders, servicers, investors, and settlement service providers with regard to compliance with various federal statutes and regulations including RESPA/Regulation X, TILA/Regulation Z, ECOA/Regulation B, HMDA/Regulation C, and UDAAP. In addition, Tobias advises consumer financial services companies on complying with CFPB rules and exam readiness. Tobias also advises clients with regard to compliance with state lending and servicing statutes and regulations. Prior to joining Akerman, Tobias served in leadership positions with major U.S. banks for more than six years where he gained practical legal experience in addition to leading compliance and risk management teams.

  • 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.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: The Litigation Landscape

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Gary A. Deutsch, Managing Chief Counsel, Mortgage Litigation, PNC Bank, N.A

    Andrew Stutzman, Partner, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    Gary A. Deutsch, Managing Chief Counsel, Mortgage Litigation, PNC Bank, N.A

    Gary A. Deutsch is Managing Chief Counsel - Mortgage Litigation for PNC Bank, N.A. Mr. Deutsch leads the litigation group supporting PNC Mortgage, the bank’s retail mortgage division that is one of the nation’s top mortgage lenders and servicers. Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Deutsch was assistant general counsel and chief litigation counsel for a large regional bank. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

    Andrew Stutzman, Partner, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP

    Andrew K. Stutzman is a Philadelphia trial lawyer who founded and chairs the Financial Services Litigation Practice at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young. Mr. Stutzman is often invited to discuss finance litigation topics, and has been privileged to appear at events of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Risk Management Association, the National Constitution Center, A.S. Pratt & Sons, the American Conference Institute, Strafford Publications, the National Business Institute, Rossdale CLE, MyLawCLE, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: TILA, RESPA

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Simon Fleischmann, Partner, Locke Lord LLP

    Stephen Fogdall, Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    Simon Fleischmann, Partner, Locke Lord LLP

    Simon Fleischmann is a partner in Locke Lord’s Litigation Department, a resident in the Chicago office, and Litigation Section Leader for the firm’s Consumer Finance Practice Group. He focuses his practice on the representation of banks and finance companies in class actions and other complex-litigation matters. He also manages a team of attorneys handling loan-level litigation across the country. Mr. Fleischmann has acted as sole or joint lead counsel in cases in California‚ Florida‚ Illinois‚ New York‚ and several other states. He has tried jury and non-jury cases‚ and argued several appeals‚ in federal and state courts. Most of the cases Mr. Fleischmann handles arise under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)‚ Truth in Lending Act (TILA)‚ Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)‚ Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)‚ state unfair and deceptive acts and practices laws (UDAP)‚ other consumer lending statutes and regulations‚ bankruptcy laws‚ and the common law.

    Stephen Fogdall, Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

    Stephen A. Fogdall is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, and chair of Schnader’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Fogdall maintains a diverse litigation practice, with a focus in financial services litigation and class action defense. Mr. Fogdall has counseled mortgage companies, banks, mortgage insurers and other institutions in handling consumer protection claims, securities fraud claims, business-to-business disputes, shareholder disputes, government investigations, and many other matters. In addition to his litigation practice, he serves as chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

  • Refreshment Break

    Location: Platinum Ballroom Foyer,
    Conference Center Level 2

    Refreshment Break

  • APPLIED COMPLIANCE TRACK: Case Study: Taylor Bean & Whittaker, Overdraft to Failure

    Location: Platinum Ballroom F,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Rachel Dollar, CMB, Partner, Smith Dollar PC

    Donald C. Lampe, Partner, Financial Services Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Applied Compliance Track

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    On August 3, 2009, TBW was raided by federal authorities.  Eleven days later, it ceased all business operations and terminated over 2000 employees.  At the time, TBW was a top ten wholesale mortgage lender,  the largest privately held U.S. mortgage company, and was the third largest DE lender to HUD.  This panel will tell the story, through the actual trial testimony of those involved, of how a ten million dollar overdraft in 2002 ballooned, over a seven year period, into a billion dollar loss.  

    Speaker(s)

    Rachel Dollar, CMB, Partner, Smith Dollar PC

    Rachel Dollar is a California attorney, a published author, a Certified Mortgage Banker, and a recognized expert in the mortgage lending industry. Ms. Dollar is a trial lawyer and a founding partner of the AV ® rated, California law firm, Smith Dollar PC, from which she represents financial institutions and lenders in real estate and mortgage banking related litigation. She has been recognized repeatedly by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the United States and has been consistently named by Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Northern California. She has developed a reputation as one of the foremost innovators and thought leaders in the real estate finance industry and has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Ms. Dollar is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of mortgage banking and mortgage fraud; she has testified before Congress; and has appeared on CNN, CBS News, and other radio and television programs. She is the editor of the award winning website, Mortgage Fraud Blog.

    Donald C. Lampe, Partner, Financial Services Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Donald C. Lampe is a partner in the Financial Services Group in the Washington D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster. Mr. Lampe represents banks, mortgage companies, collection agencies, insurance underwriters and agents and other financial services providers in a variety of financial services and bank regulatory matters. He devotes significant time to counseling innovative financial services companies bringing products and services to market through technology-driven platforms (FinTech).. He represents a range of financial services clients in high-stakes government investigations and enforcement proceedings before state and federal agencies, such as the CFPB, HUD, FTC, DOJ, FDIC and NYFS, involving issues of lending, servicing, licensing, governance and compliance. He devotes a significant part of his practice to representing major national business process outsourcing firms and technology vendors to the financial services industry.  Mr. Lampe has been recognized by Legal 500 US 2017 in the area of Financial Services: Regulatory and by Chambers USA 2017 in the area of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance). He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America from 2003-2018 and was named a Super Lawyer for Banking Law by Law & Politics from 2006-2014.  Mr. Lampe is a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the UNC School of Law Center for Banking and Finance. Mr. Lampe previously served as the chair of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee.

  • MBA Education Event

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    Join MBA Education and the Compliance Essentials program for an intensive and interactive workshop where we address issues impacted by the updated mortgage servicing rules from the CFPB. Leading experts will cover the ins and outs of the different requirements, and help provide you with the needed information to ensure your policies and procedures are in compliance. The workshop will start with a deep dive into the topics of Successors in Interest, Acceleration/Loss Mitigation, and Periodic Statements/Bankruptcy with Q&A with our speakers. We will end the workshop with individual "office hours" with our speakers so you can ask additional questions.

     Please note this workshop is separate from the Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference’s Mortgage Servicing Rules Interactive Session, which takes place immediately beforehand.

     Attendees of both the Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference and this workshop can receive $50 off their respective registration fees for a total discount of $100. Please contact education@mba.org for this discount.

    Click here to register: https://store.mba.org/ProductDetail.aspx?product_code=E2181701L%2fREGIS. 

  • 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.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: TCPA - The State of the Law Post-ACA and Reyes

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Eric Troutman, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    Eric Troutman, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

    Eric is one of the country’s prominent class action defense attorneys and is nationally-recognized in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation and compliance. He has served as lead defense counsel in more than 50 national TCPA class actions and has litigated nearly a thousand individual TCPA cases in his role as national strategic litigation counsel for major banks and finance companies. He also helps industry participants build TCPA-compliant processes, policies, and systems. Eric has built a national litigation practice based upon deep experience, rigorous analysis, and extraordinary responsiveness. Eric and his team feel equally at home litigating multi-billion dollar telecommunications class actions in federal court as they do developing and executing national litigation strategies for institutions facing an onslaught of individual TCPA matters. They thrive in each of these roles—delivering consistently excellent results —while never losing sight of the client experience.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: TCPA - Litigation Best Practices from the Field

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Daniel J.T. McKenna, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    Daniel J.T. McKenna, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Daniel JT McKenna devotes his practice to privacy and data security, consumer financial services,
    and mortgage banking litigation.  Dan's consumer financial services practice focuses on individual and class litigation and arbitration in mortgage, credit card, debt-collection, auto loan, and servicing matters. His clients include banks and nonbank lenders, mortgage lenders and servicers, third-party service providers, auto lenders, and repossession companies. Dan regularly represents clients in a variety of individual and class action matters, including claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Alternative Mortgage Transaction Parity Act (AMTPA), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and state Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) statutes. Dan has trial experience in both federal and state courts and significant experience with JAMS and AAA.

  • Refreshment Break

    Location: Platinum Ballroom Foyer,
    Conference Center Level 2

    Refreshment Break

  • APPLIED COMPLIANCE TRACK: UDAAP Analysis

    Location: Platinum Ballroom F,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Michael S. Waldron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC

    Francis X. (Trip) Riley, III, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP

    Ori Lev, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP

    Reid Herlihy, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Applied Compliance Track

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    UDAAP is one of the trickiest areas of compliance as the rules are often unclear or can be interpreted in different ways through different lenses.  This interactive panel will walk through different factual scenarios and discuss the UDAAP analysis that regulators would go through.

    Speaker(s)

    Michael S. Waldron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC

    Michael S. Waldron is the Chief Compliance Officer of Bayview Loan Servicing where he is responsible for the Compliance and Oversight Department’s management, leadership and direction as well as the company’s overall compliance strategy. Prior to joining Bayview, Michael was Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr’s nationally recognized Mortgage Banking Group. With over 20 years servicing the industry in a wide variety of legal and compliance-related functions, Michael is known for his ability to navigate the regulatory landscape and build relationships that add value to those with whom he works.

    Francis X. (Trip) Riley, III, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP

    Francis X. "Trip" Riley, III is a partner in the Litigation Department at Saul Ewing LLP and co-chair of the Consumer Financial Services Practice. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, focusing primarily on business torts and breach of contract in the context of commercial and consumer financing and B2B transactions. Mr. Riley represents and counsels real estate settlement services industry clients and real estate brokers and title insurance underwriters and agents in litigation, regulatory and business matters. He advises clients on issues related to Dodd Frank Act and regulations promulgated there under RESPA, TILA, HOEPA, Fair Foreclosure Acts, and UDAP claims; insurance rate issues, and other statutory and common law consumer complaints.

    Ori Lev, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP


    Ori Lev is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice and the Consumer Financial Services group. He concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions and other companies in government enforcement matters, internal investigations, and litigation, and providing regulatory advice and counsel on federal consumer financial and economic sanctions law. Ori has an extensive regulatory enforcement background, both at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he served as a deputy enforcement director, and at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he led the Office of Enforcement and served in other leadership positions. He also has substantial litigation experience.  In the consumer-finance space, Ori has worked on matters involving a wide range of legal issues and industries. His matters have included alleged unfair, deceptive and abusive acts or practices (UDAAP), as well as alleged violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and the Truth in Lending Act. These matters have involved mortgage, auto and student loan origination and servicing, as well as payment processing, credit reporting and furnishing, debt collection and debt relief. He regularly represents clients in CFPB investigations, helps clients prepare responses to CFPB PARR letters, assists clients in preparing self-disclosures and advises clients on UDAAP and other regulatory risks. He also provides advice regarding the CFPB’s jurisdiction, authority, priorities and practices.  With respect to economic sanctions, Ori has led internal investigations, helped draft license applications and self-disclosures to OFAC, and has provided advice and counsel on the applicability of OFAC regulations to a wide range of business conduct.  Prior to entering private practice, Ori was a founding member of the CFPB, where he served as a deputy enforcement director for litigation. In that capacity, he was part of the CFPB’s enforcement leadership team, supervised a team of 20 enforcement attorneys and oversaw enforcement matters from inception through investigation, settlement and litigation. Ori was also one of the principal drafters of the CFPB’s Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings, which govern the agency’s handling of administrative enforcement actions.  Before joining the CFPB, Ori served as a senior advisor and then as the head of enforcement at OFAC, where he was involved in OFAC’s early dollar-clearing and wire-stripping cases, oversaw and reorganized OFAC’s enforcement function and participated in major policy decisions and initiatives. He was also the principal drafter of OFAC’s Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines, which set forth the framework for resolving OFAC enforcement actions.  Ori also served as a litigator at the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

    Reid Herlihy, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Reid F. Herlihy a Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP provides regulatory and transactional advice for clients on a range of issues involving state and federal consumer finance laws. Mr. Herlihy counsels mortgage companies, servicers, consumer finance companies, financial institutions, investment banks, debt collectors, and secondary-market investors on state and federal regulatory compliance issues.  Mr. Herlihy regularly counsels clients on issues regarding the CFPB's Mortgage Servicing Rules, advertising, fair debt collection, lending and servicing disclosures, loss mitigation, foreclosure procedures, and business practices. He also assists clients with state and federal examination issues and regulatory actions.  Mr. Herlihy is author of the "Fair Debt Collection Practices Act" chapter of Mortgage Finance Regulation Answer Book 2011-2012, published by the Practising Law Institute.

  • 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.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: PHH Case in Detail

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Michael Y. Kieval, Member, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    Michael Y. Kieval, Member, Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

    Michael Y. Kieval is a Partner at financial services boutique Weiner Brodsky Kider PC, in Washington, DC, and represents companies in the financial services and mortgage industries nationwide in state and federal litigation and government investigations, including CFPB examinations and enforcement actions. In addition to providing regulatory compliance advice to clients large and small, Michael’s practice includes general business and commercial litigation and defending consumer class actions, suits under state consumer protection statutes, and claims under federal statutes, including the False Claims Act, RESPA, TILA and the TCPA. Michael regularly speaks to industry audiences about mortgage regulations and compliance, the CFPB, and litigation trends. Michael is also co-author of the book Consumer Protection and Mortgage Regulation under Dodd-Frank, published by West.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: Legacy Loan Litigation Between Correspondent Lenders and Secondary Market Investors: 2018 and Beyond

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    James W. Brody, Mortgage Banking Practice Group Chair, Johnston Thomas

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    James W. Brody, Mortgage Banking Practice Group Chair, Johnston Thomas

    As the manager of the mortgage banking group, James Brody actively manages all the complex mortgage banking litigation, mitigation, and compliance matters for Johnston Thomas and its diverse clientele (e.g., national mortgage lenders, warehouse lenders, secondary market investors, loan servicing companies, Wall Street banking firms and insurers).  Mr. Brody has successfully resolved hundreds of mitigation and litigation cases that involve complex mortgage fraud schemes, as well as large-scale repurchase and/or make-whole disputes. Mr. Brody’s experience centers on those legal issues that arise during and through loan originations, loan purchase sales, loan securitizations, foreclosures, bankruptcy actions, and repurchase and indemnification claims.  Mr. Brody received his B.A. in International Relations from Drake University in 1997. He received his J.D., with a certified concentration in Advocacy, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000. Mr. Brody also earned a Certificate of International Legal Studies in 1999. While in law school, Mr. Brody was a member of the McGeorge National Moot Court Team and participated in McGeorge’s Business Law Forum. He was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award and the Adrian and Annebel McGeorge Academic Achievement Scholarship.  Mr. Brody is licensed to practice law in California and has been admitted to practice in front of the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California. In addition, Mr. Brody has served as lead litigation counsel for numerous mortgage banking and commercial related disputes venued in both state and federal courts, in a direct capacity or on a pro hac vice basis, in AZ, CA, FL, MD, MI, MN, MO, OR, NJ, NY, PA, TN, and TX.  Mr. Brody has made numerous media appearances and industry presentations regarding the prevention, detection, and resolution of mortgage fraud matters. Mr. Brody continues to be a featured speaker in the area of repurchase and make-whole claims, mortgage banking litigation, and regulatory compliance matters.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: Statute of Limitations / Acceleration Litigation Developments

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream


    Speaker(s)

    William P. Heller, Chair, Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, Akerman LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    William P. Heller, Chair, Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, Akerman LLP

    William Heller is Chair, Consumer Financial Services Practice Group at Akerman LLP.  Bill Heller founded and chairs Akerman's Consumer Financial Services Practice, a group of more than 100 lawyers—some former in-house and CFPB attorneys—with a platform for national litigation, federal and state examinations, investigation and enforcement support, as well as regulatory compliance in all 50 states. Bill has extensive experience defending lawsuits involving debt origination, servicing and investment. He is a seasoned jury trial and appellate lawyer. And, he regularly leads teams reviewing and implementing internal procedures, including foreclosure process reviews, sworn document and notice updates and enhancements. A recognized authority and frequent speaker on litigation and compliance issues relating to loan origination, servicing and foreclosure, Bill is ranked by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and Best Lawyers in America for financial services law. Bill also serves on Akerman's Board of Directors and governing Executive Committee.

  • APPLIED COMPLIANCE TRACK: Regtech Product Demo Session

    Location: Platinum Ballroom F,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Leonard Ryan, President, QuestSoft Corporation

    Ben Wu, Executive Director, LoanScorecard

    John Vong, CMB, CMT, President, ComplianceEase

    Sheraz Syed, Regulatory Associate, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Larry Zastrow, Senior Manager, Sales, Ellie Mae, Inc.

    Esmeralda Arredondo, Business Development Executive, Smarsh

    Crystal Grainger, Business Development Executive, Smarsh

    Daniel Smith, Senior Vice President, Sales, ComplianceEase

    Breakout Session,

    Applied Compliance Track

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    Need solutions? Join us to see several during an hour of nonstop product demos, presented from your point of view. Get a quick look at how these products are solving compliance challenges today, then schedule time for a more in-depth discussion later with those that most interest you.

    Speaker(s)

    Leonard Ryan, President, QuestSoft Corporation

    Leonard Ryan has been associated with the mortgage industry for over 30 years co-owning a mortgage company, developing loan origination software and, for the past 22 years, becoming a major compliance software leader. He is a member of both MBA HMDA/Fair Lending and NMLS Mortgage Call Report working groups and is a frequent speaker at mortgage software and regulatory compliance conferences.  In 2014, Leonard was named a Tech All-Star by the MBA’s Mortgage Banking Magazine. Mr. Ryan was also one of only three finalists nationwide for a special award from Mortgage Technology Magazine called the Steve Fraser Visionary Award. The award recognizes individuals that have helped define technology in the mortgage industry today. In 2016, Mr. Ryan was added to MPA’s Hot 100 list of Mortgage superstars one of only 5 tech company winners and the only compliance company executive to quality. His latest personal achievement was being name to receive a Vanguard Award from Housing Wire Magazine in January, 2017.  In addition to personal recognition, his company, QuestSoft, has received 20 awards over the past four years including the top award for a vendor, the Lenders Choice award, voted on by thousands of lenders nationwide. QuestSoft was recently named the 12th Top Workplace in Orange County, CA by the Orange County Register, a recognition that has been given to QuestSoft 3 of the past 4 years. Finally, the company received an Innovations award in March 2017 in recognition of its Compliance RELIEF software which will be used to transition to the new CFPB HMDA guidelines.

    Ben Wu, Executive Director, LoanScorecard

    Benjamin Wu is executive director of LoanScorecard, a leading provider of automated underwriting and compliance solutions. In this role, he regularly works with clients to assess their current and future needs, helping them apply technology to their credit decision process, to increase reach, mitigate risk and broaden credit availability. Wu has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage technology industry. At LoanScorecard, he has spearheaded the development of the company’s automated underwriting system, Portfolio Underwriter; product and pricing engine, Pricer1; automated sales distribution system, Portfolio Producer; and QM Findings, the first Qualified Mortgage solution on the market. Wu is also one of the founding members of CalyxSoftware and was instrumental in the conception and execution of some of its core solutions, including Point for Windows, PointCentral and WebCaster. Wu has spoken at numerous industry events and contributed articles to several trade publications, including CUToday, Credit Union Journal, MortgageOrb, Mortgage Banking, and Scotsman Guide. In addition, he was named a 2016 HousingWire Vanguard Award Winner.

    John Vong, CMB, CMT, President, ComplianceEase

    John Vong serves as president of ComplianceEase, the nation’s leading provider of risk management solutions to the financial services industry, which he co-founded in 2001. After first entering the mortgage industry by founding a mortgage bank in San Francisco in 1986, he sold the bank to The Money Store and then First Union Bank in 1997 and 1998, respectively. It was then that he developed his passion for compliance risk. He is a frequent speaker in trade events and contributor to various media in the industry; his articles include current issues and technology developments that affect regulatory compliance. Vong received HousingWire’s 2015 Vanguard Award for extraordinary leadership in the housing economy. He was named Tech All-Star by Mortgage Banking Magazine in 2010 for his success and contribution to the mortgage industry. John was awarded the designations of Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and Certified Mortgage Technologist (CMT) from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

    Sheraz Syed, Regulatory Associate, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Sheraz is a Regulatory Associate in MBA’s Residential Policy group, working with the Regulatory Policy team. He assists with the management of MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee, managing the Committee’s Community Pages, maintaining MBA’s Amicus and Litigation databases and providing research and support to MBA’s Regulatory Counsel for various policy and legal issues. Prior to joining MBA, he worked as an attorney for a boutique law firm in New York, litigating creditors rights throughout the state. His background is in information technology law and policy.

    Larry Zastrow, Senior Manager, Sales, Ellie Mae, Inc.

    Larry Zastrow is National Sales Manager – AllRegs East Region for Ellie Mae, and has focused on growing the AllRegs brand since 2010. Larry brings over 3 decades of mortgage expertise to Ellie Mae while focusing on compliance in his underwriting, training, wholesale, and AllRegs sales roles.

    Esmeralda Arredondo, Business Development Executive, Smarsh

    Esmeralda is part of the New Business Development Team at Smarsh where she helps firms mitigate electronic communications risk through technology solutions and efficient workflows via a unified archiving platform. In her role she aligns the proper Smarsh services to meet the specific needs of a business after a deep discovery and understanding of project objectives. Esmeralda’s success has come largely through her attention detail, industry expertise, and focus on sustainable partnerships. The result is peace of mind for stakeholders knowing that employees can collaborate and work in todays modern environment while be protected from regulatory, reputational, and legal risk.

    Crystal Grainger, Business Development Executive, Smarsh

    Crystal serves as a member of Smarsh’s Business Development Team where she helps drive the growth of the company’s current client base by offering Smarsh product and industry expertise.  In her role, Crystal helps to identify a path through the technology, regulatory, internal policy and reputational risks inherent in how financial services businesses communicate today and beyond. Crystal has been with Smarsh for 3 years in varied capacities and was previously a Risk Mitigation Advisor with Allstate Inc. Crystal is a Public Policy graduate of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.  With more than 25,000 customers, Smarsh is the leading provider of archiving and compliance solutions for companies in regulated and litigious industries. 

    Daniel Smith, Senior Vice President, Sales, ComplianceEase

    Daniel Smith is the senior vice president of Sales for ComplianceEase, the nation’s leading provider of risk management solutions to the financial services industry.  Smith is responsible for many company-wide initiatives, including chairing the ComplianceEase Risk & Compliance Summit. During his time with the company, he has driven revenue growth through new client acquisitions and collaborative relationships with many of the largest, leading lenders.  Prior to joining ComplianceEase in 2005, Smith managed a consultative team at Fiserv that aided lenders in valuing servicing portfolios.

  • 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.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: FDCPA and Servicing Litigation

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Michael Ferachi, Member, McGlinchey Stafford

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    Speaker(s)

    Michael Ferachi, Member, McGlinchey Stafford

    Michael Ferachi is a Member in McGlinchey Stafford’s Baton Rouge office. His primary emphasis is on commercial litigation, with a focus on consumer financial services litigation, class action litigation, general business litigation, and insurance defense litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He has litigated cases in a variety of federal district and appellate courts around the country. He has dealt with a number of federal statutes and regulations pertaining to consumer financial services litigation, such as FCRA, HOEPA, ECOA, Regulation Z, TILA, FDCPA, and FACT.

  • LITIGATION FORUM: Spokeo and Stacked Damages

    Location: Platinum Ballroom DE - Livestream,
    Conference Center Level 2


    Speaker(s)

    Christopher J. Schmidt, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

    Douglas Thompson, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

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    The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied a petition for writ of certiorari in Spokeo v. Robins, declining an opportunity to clarify its previous decision regarding the standard for determining what constitutes a “concrete harm” for purposes of Article III standing in class actions.  The lack of clarity has left federal district and appellate courts split over how to apply the “concreteness” standard when analyzing standing, particularly in the context of intangible injuries. The question that banks and non-bank lenders have is “what’s next?” and how to mitigate and defend risk in this area. This presentation will offer insights into those questions.

    Speaker(s)

    Christopher J. Schmidt, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

    Douglas Thompson is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. In this role, he leads initiatives focused on strategic growth, client service, diversity and professional development. Immediately prior to this role, Mr. Thompson led the firm's Class and Derivative Actions Client Service Group from 2011 through 2016. In that role, he oversaw the class action and complex litigation practice involving more than 125 lawyers and coordinated strategic initiatives related to that practice.  Mr. Thompson represents financial services institutions and other businesses defending against putative consumer class action matters in federal and state courts across the country. Over the past five years, he has represented clients in more than 45 putative class actions. For financial institution clients, he has defended claims under federal consumer lending laws such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), as well as state unfair and deceptive acts or practices (UDAP) statutes. For other businesses, he has defended statutory claims arising from business operations as well as UDAP and unjust enrichment challenges. In connection with these matters, he has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous federal district courts.  Mr. Thompson has counseled clients with respect to regulatory and government agency investigations and other complex commercial disputes. He has represented clients both in defending and asserting unfair competition, breach of contract, and trade secret claims, as well as claims for alleged violations of representation and warranties.  In addition to representing financial services institutions, Mr. Thompson has had strategic responsibility for the defense of class actions asserting federal and state securities law claims, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA, and employment wage and hour claims. Throughout his career, he has handled more than 200 putative class actions.  Mr. Thompson has counseled clients in implementing quantitative risk assessment protocols, electronic discovery/ESI protocols, preferred litigation provider networks, and legal matter management technology. He is experienced in developing alternative pricing for litigation and has represented class action clients under such arrangements.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Thompson spent more than a decade leading litigation and overseeing related legal administration in corporate law departments. In this capacity, he managed a national financial services institution’s portfolios of consumer finance, employment, commercial, and securities litigation. Mr. Thompson’s extensive in-house experience enables him to focus litigation strategy and resources to address the issues most critical to institutional clients.

    Douglas Thompson, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

    Douglas Thompson is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. In this role, he leads initiatives focused on strategic growth, client service, diversity and professional development. Immediately prior to this role, Mr. Thompson led the firm's Class and Derivative Actions Client Service Group from 2011 through 2016. In that role, he oversaw the class action and complex litigation practice involving more than 125 lawyers and coordinated strategic initiatives related to that practice.  Mr. Thompson represents financial services institutions and other businesses defending against putative consumer class action matters in federal and state courts across the country. Over the past five years, he has represented clients in more than 45 putative class actions. For financial institution clients, he has defended claims under federal consumer lending laws such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), as well as state unfair and deceptive acts or practices (UDAP) statutes. For other businesses, he has defended statutory claims arising from business operations as well as UDAP and unjust enrichment challenges. In connection with these matters, he has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous federal district courts.  Mr. Thompson has counseled clients with respect to regulatory and government agency investigations and other complex commercial disputes. He has represented clients both in defending and asserting unfair competition, breach of contract, and trade secret claims, as well as claims for alleged violations of representation and warranties.  In addition to representing financial services institutions, Mr. Thompson has had strategic responsibility for the defense of class actions asserting federal and state securities law claims, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA, and employment wage and hour claims. Throughout his career, he has handled more than 200 putative class actions.  Mr. Thompson has counseled clients in implementing quantitative risk assessment protocols, electronic discovery/ESI protocols, preferred litigation provider networks, and legal matter management technology. He is experienced in developing alternative pricing for litigation and has represented class action clients under such arrangements.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Thompson spent more than a decade leading litigation and overseeing related legal administration in corporate law departments. In this capacity, he managed a national financial services institution’s portfolios of consumer finance, employment, commercial, and securities litigation. Mr. Thompson’s extensive in-house experience enables him to focus litigation strategy and resources to address the issues most critical to institutional clients.

  • Opening Reception: Golden State Social

    Location: Platinum Ballroom Foyer,
    Conference Center Level 2

    Exhibit Hours,

    Networking Opportunities,

    Reception