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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Applied Compliance: Implementing Loan Originator Compensation


    Speaker(s)

    Richard Andreano, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    R. Andrew Arculin, Partner, Venable LLP

    Joseph (Jed) Mayk, Partner, Hudson Cook, LLP/CounselorLibrary

    Sheila Strong, Senior Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel, AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

    Loan Originator Compensation (LO Comp) continues to be an important regulatory challenge and area of increasing supervisory focus. Our expert speakers walk through hypothetical compensation plans or scenarios to provide their insight and evaluation of what is allowed under the rules and what is not. 

    Speaker(s)

    Richard Andreano, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Richard J. Andreano, Jr., is a Practice Leader of the Mortgage Banking Group at Ballard Spahr, and a member of the Consumer Financial Services Group. He has devoted over 30 years of practice to financial services, mortgage banking, and consumer finance law.  Rich advises the mortgage and settlement service industries on regulatory compliance and related matters, including issues concerning the Dodd-Frank Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.  He assists clients with government agency examinations and with regulatory issues, including loan originator compensation matters, affiliated business arrangement and other RESPA matters, and TRID, HMDA, ability to repay matters.  Rich is the author of the MBA Compliance Essentials Loan Originator Compensation Rule Resource Guide™ and co-author of the MBA Compliance Essentials TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Resource Guide™.

    R. Andrew Arculin, Partner, Venable LLP

    Andy Arculin is a partner in Venable’s Regulatory Group and the firm’s Consumer Finance practice. He has over a decade of experience in consumer financial matters, both in private practice and with the federal government. Mr. Arculin advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of the mortgage business from chartering and licensing, to marketing, to loan origination and servicing, to secondary purchase and diligence. Mr. Arculin’s practice focuses on the “alphabet soup” of consumer credit statutes and regulations, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as other federal and state statutes and regulations. Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Arculin served as senior counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Regulations where he was responsible for the development and implementation of consumer financial services regulations, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures and the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules. Mr. Arculin also played a key role at CFPB in educating the public and industry leaders about the Dodd-Frank mortgage rules and the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures.

    Joseph (Jed) Mayk, Partner, Hudson Cook, LLP/CounselorLibrary

    Jed is a partner in the Pennsylvania office and chair of the firm's Mortgage Lending and Servicing Practice Group. His practice focuses on state and federal consumer finance regulatory compliance for banks and non-bank consumer credit providers, with a particular emphasis on mortgage lending and servicing. He also advises clients on credit reporting, debt collection, unfair trade practice, privacy and data security, and electronic commerce laws and regulations. Jed is a co-author of the RESPA/TIL Integrated Disclosures chapter of The Law of Truth in Lending and the author of the Mortgage Bankers Association's Compliance Essentials: HELOC Resource Guide.  Previously, Jed was a Shareholder with Stevens & Lee PC's Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets Group and was Of Counsel to Blank Rome, LLP's Consumer Financial Services/Retail Banking Group.  Jed was First Vice President of MBNA America Bank, N.A. and was responsible for advising the bank on all aspects of its mortgage lending operations, including regulatory compliance and the negotiation of mortgage loan sale/purchase agreements, subservicing agreements and outsourcing agreements.  Jed is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. He is the Former Chair of the Consumer Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a member of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. He is also a member of the Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

    Sheila Strong, Senior Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel, AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

    Sheila M. Strong is the Senior Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel at AmeriFirst Home Mortgage (“AmeriFirst”) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As a member of the senior management team, Ms. Strong ensures that compliance is at the forefront of AmeriFirst operations and strategic planning through her Compliance Management System. The Compliance Management System implements, monitors, improves, and revises corporate policies and procedures to serve the mortgage needs of consumers in a manner that is consistent with ethical lending and servicing practices. As a former mortgage loan originator, Ms. Strong brings real-world experiences in implementing compliance management strategies. Accordingly, Ms. Strong works proactively and collaboratively with each AmeriFirst department to ensure effective and comprehensive compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Ms. Strong also serves as the Chair for the MBA Legal and Regulatory Compliance Committee.

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