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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • Future Challenges Track: Pandemic Fallout - Navigating Practical Operational Challenges


    Jerra Ryan, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Quality Control, SWBC Mortgage Corporation

    Kathryn Ryan, Partner, Buckley LLP

    Meredith Swartz Dante, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Compliance officers have been at the forefront, nimbly adapting their companies’ operations to do business during the pandemic. Hear the latest recommendations related to employment law, licensing and work-from-home requirements.


    Jerra Ryan, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Quality Control, SWBC Mortgage Corporation

    Jerra H. Ryan, SVP of Compliance and QC at SWBC Mortgage Corporation, is a mortgage professional with three decades of service in lending. Well-versed in all areas of residential loan production, from origination through processing, underwriting and closing, Jerra set the standard for loan quality excellence and led $250-million in production as a top-ranked originator and producing branch manager before moving her unique fusion of experience into senior leadership as a compliance officer.  Jerra advocates for what we can do in mortgage compliance and production. She believes compliance should provide guardrails for business, not road blocks, and brings clarity to complex rules to drive the alignment between sales and regulations.  Jerra is Chair of the Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Sub-Committee, a Director on the Board of Mortgage Compliance Professionals Association of America, and past President of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association. She presents as Faculty at the MBA/University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Advanced Risk Management Program for Mortgage Professionals, and is a frequent speaker and education contributor working to raise the compliance fluency and IQ of her colleagues.

    Kathryn Ryan, Partner, Buckley LLP

    Kathryn Ryan, Partner in Buckley LLP’s Washington, D.C., office, advises financial services companies on a variety of regulatory, licensing, compliance, and transactional matters, including federal and state compliance requirements, Secure and Fair Enforcement Act compliance, Federal Housing Administration compliance, and the risks associated with the False Claims Act and FIRREA. She assists clients with matters before state regulatory agencies, the CFPB, DOJ, HUD, federal banking agencies, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. She also provides strategic and tactical advice to help clients identify and secure the nationwide federal and state approvals necessary to achieve operational goals.

    Meredith Swartz Dante, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Meredith S. Dante is a Partner in Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Meredith represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment disputes across industries, including financial services. She partners with clients to proactively identify issues and devise legal solutions that are specifically tailored to the client's workforce and business needs. She regularly advises clients in matters involving social media policies, compliance programs, discrimination, whistleblower complaints and retaliation, wage and hour issues (including LO comp agreements), reductions in force, restrictive covenants, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other accessibility issues, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and related state laws, and diversity and inclusion programs. She has experience conducting audits and internal investigations, as well as defending clients in single plaintiff, class, and collective actions across the spectrum of employment laws. In 2019, she was named a "Future Star" in litigation by Benchmark Litigation.

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