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Sunday, September 16, 2018

  • LITIGATION FORUM/COMPLIANCE TRACK: Servicing

    Location: Independence Ballroom I,
    Independence Level


    Speaker(s)

    Allison J. Schoenthal, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    Brian P. O'Laughlin, Senior Counsel, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

    Breakout Session,

    Litigation Forum

    Speaker(s)

    Allison J. Schoenthal, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    As the scrutiny on financial institutions increases, Allison Schoenthal is on the front lines successfully defending clients against suits by consumers and government entities. Head of our Consumer Finance Litigation Practice, Allison has over a decade of experience representing banks, trusts, lenders, government-sponsored enterprises, private equity companies, and loan servicers. Allison’s understanding of the financial services industry and her wealth of experience — handling over 1,000 contract and consumer finance matters — has resulted in a favorable track record for clients in the lending industry.  Allison and her team have obtained important rulings for financial institutions, including setting legal precedent by shielding lenders from claims of negligence, determining the standard for standing in foreclosure actions, and establishing case law upholding the Mortgage Electronic Registration System.  Defending against claims under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Home Owners Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), False Claims Act (FCA), Deceptive Practices Act (DPA), and other consumer lending laws, Allison handles suits filed individually or as part of a mass or class action. She defends clients against enforcement actions and investigations by government entities including the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and also provides compliance advice and risk assessments.  With an extensive number of cases under her belt, Allison has immense knowledge of the procedures and practices of the New York state and federal courts and is an experienced and effective writer and advocate. She has written countless briefs, authored articles, and handled numerous oral arguments and presentations. Allison has been quoted in The New York Times, Newsday, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Inside Mortgage Finance, Law360, and the New York Law Journal on consumer finance and mortgage foreclosure issues.

    Brian P. O'Laughlin, Senior Counsel, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

    Brian O’Laughlin is Senior Counsel with the Wells Fargo Legal Department. In this role, Brian is principally responsible for managing litigation brought against the company’s mortgage lending and servicing lines of business. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Brian practiced financial services and complex commercial litigation at law firms in Chicago and Omaha, as well as clerked for the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands on the island of Saipan.