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Monday, May 6, 2019

  • Updates on Three Important Issues

    Location: Celestin Ballroom C,
    Level Three


    Speaker(s)

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

    Ari Karen, Principal, Offit Kurman

    Michael Sullivan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pulte Mortgage LLC

    Derek Adams, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

    Breakout Session

    It can be hard to keep track of the constant changes in investor requirements or potential areas of legal liability that face mortgage lenders. This panel explores the changes lenders need to make to the 1003 to comply with GSE requirements, the explosion of litigation around websites under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as how the government has expanded the use of FIRREA to cover different alleged violations.

    Speaker(s)

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

    John Haring serves as the Director of Product Management for Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform for the mortgage finance industry. He is responsible for driving the strategy and operations for the Encompass® Digital Mortgage Solution. Prior to this, John directed Ellie Mae’s Compliance Enablement group leading the efforts to implement regulatory changes across the Ellie Mae ecosystem. Prior to starting his career with Ellie Mae in 2012, he served as the vice president of compliance for Supreme Lending, and has spent the majority of his career in supporting banks, lenders and brokers in implementing significant regulatory changes that impact the mortgage industry. In 2015 he was named one of HousingWire’s Rising Stars in recognition for his accomplishments in helping the industry prepare for implementing “Know Before You Owe”.

    Ari Karen, Principal, Offit Kurman

    Ari 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.

    Michael Sullivan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pulte Mortgage LLC

    Michael Sullivan is Senior Vice President, General Counsel for Pulte Mortgage LLC in Englewood, Colorado where he is responsible for the legal operations of Pulte Mortgage LLC, as well as the title and insurance businesses owned by PulteGroup, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. Michael is a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and a past chairman of the MBA’s Legal Issues Committee, a member of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee and a member of the Board of Governors of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law.

    Derek Adams, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

    Derek Adams is a former Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section, and one of the nation’s most experienced FIRREA practitioners. Prior to his time at the DOJ, Mr. Adams worked on the first post-financial crisis FIRREA case to be tried to a jury. While at DOJ, he led numerous FIRREA investigations, including a landmark $2.09 billion settlement against Wells Fargo, the largest FIRREA settlement obtained from an entity that did not have a substantial broker-dealer operation. Mr. Adams now represents companies and individuals facing investigation or litigation stemming from alleged FIRREA violations. Mr. Adams also represents companies, individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations, universities, and local governments facing a variety of investigations and legal actions under the False Claims Act, and related statutes. Mr. Adams regularly speaks and writes about issues pertaining to FIRREA and the False Claims Act.