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Sunday, September 16, 2018

  • EMERGING COMPLIANCE RISK TRACK: Navigating State UDAP Laws

    Location: Independence Ballroom A,
    Independence Level


    Speaker(s)

    Sabrina Rose-Smith, Partner, Goodwin

    Jonathan Kolodziej, Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

    Michelle L. Rogers, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

    Breakout Session,

    Emerging Compliance Risk Track

    The Acting BCFP director has encouraged states to be active enforcers of consumer protections. State Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) laws are an important tool that can be used. Learn the state UDAP theories and how they are being applied.

    Speaker(s)

    Sabrina Rose-Smith, Partner, Goodwin

    Sabrina Rose-Smith is a partner in Goodwin's Financial Industry and Consumer Financial Services Litigation
    practices. Her nationwide practice includes both defending financial institutions against consumer class actionsand government enforcement actions, and regulatory compliance counseling for banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders and specialty finance companies. She is the lead editor of two firm blogs: LenderLaw Watch and Consumer Finance Enforcement Watch. Goodwin's LenderLaw Watch blog monitors, chronicles andanalyzes news and legal issues affecting clients and others in the consumer finance industry; Goodwin’s Consumer Finance Enforcement Watch blog is the marketplace’s first resource for real-time reporting on the full range of public federal and state consumer finance enforcement activity. She also serves as chair of the firm’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity.  Ms. Rose-Smith defends financial services clients in cases involving the Truth In Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), state and federal unfair and deceptive trade practices (UDAP) statutes and other alleged violations of law arising from her clients’ lending, servicing and/or collections activity.
    Ms. Rose-Smith serves as Chair of CRED@Goodwin.

    Jonathan Kolodziej, Associate, 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.

    Michelle L. Rogers, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

    A Partner in the Washington, DC office of Buckley Sandler LLP, Michelle L. Rogers represents institutions in a wide range of litigation matters, including government enforcement actions, class action litigation, regulatory examinations, and internal investigations. An acknowledged authority in her field, Ms. Rogers has been recognized by Legal 500 for Financial Services: Litigation, Super Lawyers for Banking, and Best Lawyers for Litigation - Banking and Finance (2018). She received a J.D. from The American University and her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.