Schedule

Error rendering content unit:*[@Name='SiteSearchRefine']

Sequence contains no elements

Schedule subject to change.

Note: Meeting rooms may change, so please refer to the on-site program for final locations.

1 results
PDF Agenda Editable Agenda

Monday, April 30, 2018

  • GSEs: Current and Future Legal Issues

    Location: Gold Ballroom 3,
    Conference Center Level 1


    Speaker(s)

    Helen Kanovsky, General Counsel, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Brian P. Brooks, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Fannie Mae

    Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency

    Breakout Session

    Join the General Counsels of Fannie Mae and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for a discussion of cutting edge ligation, fair lending, affordable housing and new program issues affecting investors, lender and services that do business with the GSEs. Learn about: Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty program; GSE fintech pilots and partnerships: green lending programs; fair lending dimension of the new GSE initiatives, including higher DTIs, nonborrower income qualifications and programs to support manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation and rural housing under FHA’s Duty to Serve plan. Hear litigation updates on PACE and state homeowners association superlien laws, as well as local ordinances and vacant properties; what does Jordan v. Nationstar mean for your company or clients?

    Speaker(s)

    Helen Kanovsky, General Counsel, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Helen R. Kanovsky is General Counsel at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), where she oversees the association's internal legal affairs, compliance and human resources operations. Prior to joining MBA, Helen was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Previously, Helen served stints as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at the AFL-CIO Housing Trust, and as General Counsel at both GE Capital Management and Skyline Financial Services. Additionally, Helen worked in private practice and on Capitol Hill, where she served as Chief of Staff to then-Senator (and former Secretary of State) John Kerry.

    Brian P. Brooks, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Fannie Mae

    Brian P. Brooks is Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. He oversees the Legal Department and Government and Industry Relations. He serves as a senior advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors.  Before joining Fannie Mae in November 2014, Mr. Brooks was Vice Chairman of OneWest Bank, where he served as chief legal officer. In that position, he advised executive management and the board of directors on legal, risk, and strategic issues; developed and implemented strategies to manage litigation and government inquiries; led deal teams for strategic transactions; and led the bank’s compliance with regulatory orders on mortgage servicing and foreclosures. Before that, Mr. Brooks was a Managing Partner at O’Melveny & Myers, where he represented major financial services companies in a variety of litigation and enforcement matters, and played a lead role in crafting the banking industry’s response to the foreclosure crisis.

    Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency

    Alfred Pollard serves as General Counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  The Office of General Counsel oversees regulatory matters affecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (as well as legal aspects of the conservatorships of the Enterprises) and the eleven Federal Home Loan Banks, representing over $5.5 trillion in financial assets. He currently serves on the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force and the Justice Department’s Bank Fraud Working Group. He is a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and is FHFA’s designated agency ethics official.  Alfred Pollard worked as Senior Director at the Financial Services Roundtable, a CEO-level trade group of the nation’s largest financial institutions, and as Director of Government Relations for the Savings and Community Bankers of America.  For twelve years, Pollard was Senior Vice President and Director of the Washington office for Security Pacific Corporation and, briefly, for Bank of America.  Pollard worked on the staffs of two United States Senators.