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Sunday, September 16, 2018

  • LITIGATION FORUM/COMPLIANCE TRACK: Fair Lending

    Location: Independence Ballroom I,
    Independence Level


    Speaker(s)

    Kathleen (Kitty) Ryan, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Brad Blower, Vice President, Principal Compliance Leader, Consumer Practices, American Express

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

    Speaker(s)

    Kathleen (Kitty) Ryan, Partner, Akerman LLP

    Kathleen is a partner at Akerman LLP where she advises clients on a broad range of consumer protection issues. She was a Deputy Assistant Director for the CFPB’s Office of Regulations, and Senior Counsel at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. During her government tenure, Kathleen wrote and interpreted major consumer regulations applicable to mortgages, including changes to Regulation Z’s advertising rules in 2009. Kathleen also has extensive experience in fair lending and UDAAP matters.

    Brad Blower, Vice President, Principal Compliance Leader, Consumer Practices, American Express

    In his role as Principal Compliance Leader, Consumer Practices in Global Compliance and Ethics (GC&E), Brad is responsible for overseeing compliance with fair lending, Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) and privacy laws. Throughout his career, Brad has worked with corporations, non-profits, government agencies and advocacy groups to expand access to affordable financial products and services. Prior to coming to American Express, Brad served in a variety of positions, including General Counsel of Hope LoanPort, a non-profit web portal that aids homeowners at risk of foreclosure, Counsel at the law firm of Relman, Dane and Colfax, which specializes in civil rights and consumer protection advocacy, Assistant Director and Senior Attorney in the Financial Practices Division of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, where he worked primarily on anti-predatory lending and privacy issues, and trial attorney at the Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Section. Brad started out his career as a law clerk for a federal district judge in the Northern District of Georgia and a litigation associate at the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, and also was as a visiting scholar and guest lecturer at the University of Otago in New Zealand.