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Monday, May 6, 2019

  • Ongoing Compliance Challenges of Social Media

    Location: Empire Ballroom C,
    Level Two


    Speaker(s)

    David K. Stein, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

    Kristina Larese, Managing Legal Counsel, Fifth Third Bank

    Eric Goldberg, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Meredith Swartz Dante, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Applied Compliance Track

    Social media marketing is a key tool for loan originators and companies that are seeking to increase production volumes. This activity is heavily regulated and monitoring employees social media can be a challenge for compliance professionals. This panel walks through common social media scenarios to illustrate the latest requirements and how to build effective systems to ensure enterprise compliance.

    Speaker(s)

    David K. Stein, Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP

    David K. Stein is a Partner at Bricker & Eckler LLP. He chairs the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice group and maintains a national practice in this area.  David represents lenders facing critical issues related to loan origination, marketing and sales practices, loan servicing, licensing, state and federal regulatory investigations and examinations, privacy and data security and defense of enforcement actions and consumer claims. He is involved in complex litigation throughout the U.S., including class action defense and multidistrict litigation. David has appeared in actions before various U.S. District Courts, as well as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the CFPB, FTC and in proceedings before State Attorneys General in multiple jurisdictions.  A leading expert on advertising and sales practices, David is the author of the MBA’s Social Media and Digital Advertising Compliance Resource Guide. David serves on various banking industry committees, including the Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Committee, Litigation Subcommittee and Risk Committee, as well as the ABA’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. David is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves on the Governing Committee of the Conference of Consumer Finance Law. Named as Top Lawyer in Financial Markets by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine, he is a nationally recognized speaker, and frequently trains companies in matters concerning fair lending, advertising and social media, sales practices, and anti-money laundering and obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act.

    Kristina Larese, Managing Legal Counsel, Fifth Third Bank

    Kristina Larese serves as managing legal counsel for the Consumer Bank division of Fifth Third Bank headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. As the leader of a team of legal professionals whose primary responsibility is the support of the Bank’s residential secured lending business, Ms. Larese concentrates their focus on delivering actionable legal guidance in their support of secondary market transactions, correspondent operations and origination and servicing activities. With 19 years of consumer finance industry experience, Ms. Larese has developed an expertise in the operational aspects of consumer banking to ensure that legal guidance developed will serve as a valuable foundation for the development of executable operational, compliance and risk management strategies.

    Eric Goldberg, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Eric Goldberg is a Partner in Akerman's Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. Eric joined Akerman in 2018 from the CFPB, where he was Managing Counsel for Regulations. At Akerman, Eric evaluates UDAAP risk and counsels clients on issues arising under TILA, EFTA, TISA, EFAA, GLBA, BSA, MLA, the Dodd-Frank and FTC Acts, state licensing and consumer protection laws. Eric advises on federal and state regulatory issues for various consumer financial services providers, including fintech products involving virtual currency, blockchain, and consumer data aggregation services as well as credit cards and prepaid products. While at the CFPB, Eric was involved in the Agency’s innovation and disclosure activities and led the agency’s payments regulatory work including rulemakings on prepaid accounts and remittance transfers.

    Meredith Swartz Dante, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Meredith S. Dante represents employers across industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, consumer products, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing, higher education, technology, and retail in a broad range of labor and employment disputes. She partners with clients to proactively identify issues and devise legal solutions that are specifically tailored to the client's workforce and business needs. She regularly advises clients in matters involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblower complaints and retaliation, wage and hour issues, reductions in force, compliance issues, restrictive covenants, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility issues, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related state laws, and diversity and inclusion programs.  She has extensive experience conducting audits and internal investigations, as well as defending clients in single plaintiff, class, and collective actions across the spectrum of employment laws. She regularly advises clients in employment and corporate policies and guidelines including the review and development of codes of conduct, handbooks, and other internal policies. She has represented a number of publicly traded companies in enhancing various components of their corporate compliance programs. She also works with her clients to devise training programs that effectively communicate corporate policies and principles to employees and other key stakeholders. She frequently works with emerging growth clients to provide practical guidance on the unique issues faced by these companies as they grow and build successful businesses.  Meredith also advises both public and private employers on traditional labor issues, including union-organizing campaigns, unfair labor practices, and collective bargaining. She has extensive experience representing health systems in day-to-day labor issues, grievances, and arbitrations. She proactively works with clients to devise labor solutions that achieve overarching business goals. She has experience handling interest arbitrations and grievance arbitrations, as well as representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and Delaware Public Employment Relations Board.