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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • ROUNDTABLE: Developments in Fair Lending Issues (Closed to Media)

    Location: Congressional Room,
    Second Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Maurice Jourdain-Earl, Managing Director and Co-Founder, ComplianceTech

    Andrea Mitchell, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

    Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director, National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

    Lisa Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)

    Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

    Breakout Session,

    Roundtable

    Get an overview of key developments in fair lending, including recent court decisions and compliance. Learn about the key areas of concern and how to monitor your business operations to best comply with Fair Lending requirements.

    Speaker(s)

    Maurice Jourdain-Earl, Managing Director and Co-Founder, ComplianceTech

    Maurice Jourdain-Earl is Managing Director and co-founder of ComplianceTech. Starting in 1992 as a due diligence firm analyzing loans for their asset value and best execution; ComplianceTech pivoted into fair lending when race and sex were added to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Subsequently, lenders increasingly began to get sued for discrimination. Maurice has been a trailblazer in this space. Under his leadership, the company has developed cutting-edge consultative and software solutions to address lending disparities and to advance access to credit for all. ComplianceTech's flagship products are LendingPatterns™, Fair Lending Magic™ and a new free program called LendingPatternsLite.

    Andrea Mitchell, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP

    Andrea Mitchell, Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley Sandler LLP, advises financial services clients throughout the country on a wide range of administrative enforcement and regulatory compliance matters. She focuses her practice on fair and responsible financial services. She has defended financial service companies in government enforcement matters involving allegations of pricing and underwriting discrimination, redlining, credit reporting, and deceptive marketing and sales practices.
    Ms. Mitchell has extensive experience in counseling banks, finance companies, and third-party service providers on regulatory compliance and risk management. She advises clients in preparation for and management of federal and state examinations, assists clients in the development and maintenance of fair and responsible lending programs and diverse market lending strategies, and advises on product development and model governance. Ms. Mitchell is a frequent speaker on fair and responsible lending topics and trends in supervision and enforcement.

    Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director, National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

    Antoine M. Thompson is the Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) the largest organization of African-American real estate professionals in the United States. He is the owner and founder of Next Level 21, a consulting firm that focuses on diversity, inclusion and advocacy work. He is also a licensed real estate agent with Class A Real Estate. Antoine is a staunch champion of fair-housing and community re-investment by local and national financial institutions. He has had a significant public service career in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. His positions have included appointments to Buffalo Common Council where he authored the Buffalo’s Fair Housing Law and secured over $75 million for community development projects such as the wading pool in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library and the restoration of 60 Hedley Place, a 19th century farmhouse linked to the Underground Railroad. He was elected to the New York State Senate in 2004 and 2008 and served as the Senate Deputy Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conversation and Co-Chair of the Senate Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Task Force.

    Lisa Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)

    Lisa Rice is the President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). Previously, she served as Executive Vice President with NFHA and managed the resource development, public policy, communications, and enforcement divisions of the agency. NFHA works throughout the U.S. to eliminate discriminatory barriers in housing markets and to expand equal housing and lending opportunities. It provides a range of programs to affirmatively further fair housing, including training, education, outreach, advocacy, consulting, enforcement, community development, and neighborhood stabilization initiatives.  In her role at NFHA, Ms. Rice works to advance fair housing principles and to preserve and broaden fair housing protections, expanding equal housing opportunities for millions of Americans. She played a major role in crafting sections of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and in establishing the Office of Fair Lending within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ms. Rice served previously as the CEO of the Toledo Fair Housing Center where she also established the Northwest Ohio Development Agency, a community development financial institution, and Restoring the Dream, the State of Ohio’s first anti-predatory lending remediation program.

    Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

    J. Frank Vespa-Papaleo joined the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection as an executive in April 2014 to help lead its Fair Lending office. As the Principal Deputy Director of Fair Lending he provides leadership and oversight of the Fair Lending office, responsible for enforcing the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Prior to joining the Bureau Frank served as Chief of Enforcement for HUD’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity in the New York Regional Office.  Before joining federal service Frank served as Senior Counsel for the New Jersey State Public Advocate and as the longest serving Executive Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, in the Office of the Attorney General, where he focused on enforcing civil rights laws in the areas of lending, housing, public accommodations and employment. Prior to entering public service, Frank was in private practice focusing in the areas of civil rights, employment, labor and education law. A native of Venezuela, Frank is a member of the United States Supreme Court, State of New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars.

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