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By MBA Insights Staff
January 28, 2019


DoriDaganhardtClosingCorp Names Dori Daganhardt SVP of Data Strategy
ClosingCorp, San Diego, hired Dori Daganhardt as senior vice president of Data Strategy, responsible for the company's data strategy and predictive analytics offerings.

Daganhardt brings more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining ClosingCorp, she was a consultant focused on helping companies develop data driven cultures and executing practical product marketing strategies. Earlier, she was vice president of Product and Market Strategy for Black Knight Inc. She also held several executive positions with CoreLogic, including general manager of analytic products for RP Data in Sydney Australia.

DarenBlomquistDaren Blomquist joins as Vice President of Market Economics, Irvine, Calif., appointed Daren Blomquist as Vice President and Market Economist, responsible for analyzing and forecasting complex macro and microeconomic data trends within the marketplace and greater industry.

Most recently, Blomquist served as Vice President with Attom Data Solutions, where he directed ATTOM Media, a division of ATTOM Data Solutions, which publishes original real estate reports and analysis. Previously, he served as executive editor of the Housing News Report.

EricScheuerEric Scheuer Joins LenderClose as Sales Executive
LenderClose, Des Moines, Iowa, hired Eric Scheuer as sales executive. He will direct all aspects of sales and growth, including administrative, operational and staff development.

Scheuer has more than 30 years of experience. He was most recently national sales manager for SingleSource Property Solutions. He also held executive positions with SWBC Lending Solutions. Prior, he held sales positions for DGU Insurance Associates, Spear, Leeds & Kellogg and Benjamin Jacobson and Sons.

RandyLoghryRandy Loghry Joins Consolidated Analytics to Launch New Mortgage Tech Advisory Practice
Consolidated Analytics, Irvine, Calif., hired Randy Loghry as senior vice president of mortgage origination and technology advisory services. Hewill oversee the origination advisory practice with a focus on technology use strategy for digital transformation, process optimization and loan origination software and point-of-sale selection.

As former chief operating officer of LOS provider Mortgage Cadence and founder of Mortgage Technology Advisors, a mortgage technology consulting practice, Loghry has spent the past decade evaluating, selecting and implementing mortgage technology for the industry.

CFPB Announces Changes to Senior Leadership
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director announced leadership changes within the Bureau. The following individuals were announced:

Andrew Duke will serve as the Policy Associate Director for External Affairs. He has 27 years of experience in public policy, including 20 years on Capitol Hill serving with three different members of Congress.

Laura Fiene will serve as West Regional Director. She joined the CFPB at its inception in 2011. She brings more than 31 continuous years of experience in regulating financial services companies, including 27 years dedicated to supervising and examining compliance with federal consumer financial laws and regulations.

Marisol Garibay will serve as Acting Chief Communications Officer. She has 14 years of experience in policy communications focused on financial issues and served most recently as Senior Advisor and Acting Communications Director with the Office of Management and Budget.

Delicia Reynolds Hand will serve as Deputy Associate Director for External Affairs. She joined the Bureau in 2012 and has 17 years of experience, having worked in consumer advocacy, community development and on Capitol Hill.

Lora McCray will serve as Director for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. Her career includes 15 years of experience in diversity practice and management, most recently as the Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

MatthewBowsherLindseyCrawfordTroutman Sanders Adds Matt Bowsher, Lindsey Crawford
Matt Bowsher and Lindsey Crawford joined Troutman Sanders LLP as partners in the firm's Multifamily Housing Finance practice in Washington, D.C.

Bowsher comes to the firm after nearly 15 years as associate general counsel at Freddie Mac and Crawford after more than 13 years as associate general counsel at Fannie Mae. Both have extensive experience in commercial real estate matters, including broad experience representing borrowers and developers prior to their respective tenures at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Their practices focus on lender representation in the origination, sale, and servicing of loans under Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily programs.

Butler Snow Adds 7 Attorneys to Austin, Nashville Offices
Butler Snow, Ridgeland, Miss., announced seven attorneys joined the firm's Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tenn. Offices: Christopher R. Cowan, Cedric E. Evans, Eric J.R. Nichols, Amanda G. Taylor and Karson K. Thompson have joined the firm's Austin office and Elizabeth W. Moreton and Matthew P. Smith have joined the firm's Nashville office. Cowan, Moreton, Nichols, Taylor and Thompson will practice with the firm's commercial litigation group. Evans and Smith will practice with the firm's pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group.

Cowan focuses his practice on representing individuals and businesses in an array of civil litigations involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, employment related discrimination, product liability, deceptive trade practices, negligence and misappropriation of trade secrets. He also has experience guiding his clients through government and internal investigations.

Evans has devoted the vast majority of his practice to defense of pharmaceutical manufacturers. He has taken lead or prominent pre-trial and trial discovery roles in mass tort matters involving a range of pharmaceutical products, including diet drugs, pain management medications, antidepressants, Cox-2 inhibitors, acne medications, anti-hypertensives and antiepileptic drugs.

Nichols focuses his practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation with a special emphasis on representing companies and individuals in business and commercial disputes, including pre-litigation counseling, prosecution and defense of civil cases filed in court, defense of civil claims pursued by government agencies and trials in courts and arbitrations. He also focuses his practice on representing companies and individuals during white-collar criminal investigations and proceedings in both the federal and state criminal justice systems. Nichols is a former deputy attorney general for criminal justice for the office of the Texas attorney general and a former assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

Taylor is a board-certified civil appellate specialist who routinely assists trial counsel and represents clients in both district and appellate courts across Texas. Her practice areas are widely varied and include disputes regarding contracts, business organizations, shareholders, fiduciaries, trusts, the Texas Citizens' Participation Act, real property, franchise and sales tax, employment, fraud/misrepresentation consumers and high-asset divorces.

Thompson focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation. He has extensive experience with federal motion practice and procedure, having worked at one of the nation's busiest federal courts while clerking for Judge Sam Sparks at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Prior to joining Butler Snow, Moreton worked in general civil and commercial litigation, handling matters from pre-suit through trial. She also served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Stephen Hyles, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, where she gained experience in immigration, Social Security and Section 1983 law.

Smith concentrates his practice on complex product liability cases primarily involving pharmaceutical products and medical devices. He has substantial experience in complex pharmaceutical actions in both state and federal courts and has defended manufacturers in numerous cases involving over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. He also has significant involvement with all aspects of product liability cases including overseeing discovery, authoring and arguing all types of motions including dispositive motions, taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions, preparing direct and cross-examinations at trial and preparing witnesses for both deposition and trial testimony.

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