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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  • State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Update

    Location: Independence Ballroom I,
    Independence Level


    Speaker(s)

    Jacqueline Goralczyk, Partner, Deangelus Goralczyk PLLC

    Kobie Pruitt, Associate Director, State Government Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Stacey L. Valerio, Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Keisha L. Whitehall Wolfe, Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP

    State legislatures continue to be sources of new requirements for our industry and state regulators or attorneys general are aggressive enforcers of the existing rules.  Learn about recent developments as well as key emerging trends in state laws, regulatory/enforcement actions and supervisory practices.

     

    Speaker(s)

    Jacqueline Goralczyk, Partner, Deangelus Goralczyk PLLC

    Kobie Pruitt, Associate Director, State Government Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Kobie is the Associate Director of State Government Affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association. He assists in leading MBA's advocacy efforts at the state and local level. Prior to joining MBA, Kobie was the Director of Policy at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors where he acted as the policy lead for the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS). Kobie was also a Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Kaptur (OH-09) with a portfolio that included the Committee on Appropriations Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee. 

    Stacey L. Valerio, Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Stacey L. Valerio focuses her practice on the mortgage banking industry. Stacey has more than 20 years' experience, including nearly a decade at the State of Connecticut Department of Banking's Consumer Credit Division, where she handled licensing and enforcement matters, with primary focus on the mortgage industry. In that role, she counseled the Consumer Credit Division, served as an administrative hearing officer, and drafted legislation, legal opinions, and rulings. The position also involved working with various other state and federal agencies, including the state Office of the Attorney General, the FBI, and the CFPB. Stacey was active with the State Regulatory Registry LLC's Lawyers Committee for many years, serving as its chair from 2014 to 2017, and was actively involved with the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR), serving as a director and an officer.  Stacey has experience counseling clients on a wide variety of regulatory matters at the federal and state levels. Her experience includes licensing and regulatory compliance, legislative initiatives, contract drafting, and the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS).

    Keisha L. Whitehall Wolfe, Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP

    Keisha Whitehall Wolfe is counsel in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. She has several years of experience in state administrative and regulatory law and now focuses her practice on consumer financial services. Keisha is able to assist clients with licensing issues, state and multi-state examinations and enforcement actions and also with interactions with state and federal regulatory agencies.  Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Keisha served as the Acting Deputy Commissioner for Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation (OCFR) within Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). Topping nearly a decade in public service for the agency, she initially served as the Licensing Director where she supervised the daily operations of the licensing staff and was instrumental in managing the transition of over 6,500 licensed mortgage companies and individuals to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS).  In addition to her role as Acting Deputy Commissioner, Keisha also served as the Assistant Commissioner of Nondepository Oversight and, within the broad jurisdiction of the OCFR, was responsible for formulating policies and procedures and general oversight of consumer complaint resolution, licensing, and examination of non-depository financial institutions that provide mortgages, consumer loans, and retail sales financing, as well as credit reporting, debt collection, debt management, check cashing, and money-transmitting services to Maryland consumers.  Furthermore, Keisha was intimately involved in the agency’s relationship with the NMLS from a policy, licensing, and examination perspective and since 2009, has actively participated in numerous working groups, including, but not limited to, the Uniform Authorized Delegate Workgroup, Document Upload Workgroup, Expansion Workgroups, and Work List Enhancement Workgroup. She has also previously chaired the Uniform Forms Committee and is a former appointed representative on the NMLS Policy Committee.  Keisha is a regular contributor to the Consumer Financial Services Review blog.

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