Monthly Archives: September 2015

Maurice to Speak at Institute on Consumer Financial Services Basics

Sept. 24, 2015 — Donald Maurice will present on the latest issues in consumer bankruptcy and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act litigation at the Sixth Annual National Institute on Consumer Financial Services Basics on Oct. 8-9 in Arlington, VA.

The two-day program provides attorneys with up to 14 CLE credit hours and is presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and the Center for Professional Responsibility.

The institute is designed for attorneys new to consumer financial services law who want to learn from seasoned presenters with decades of practical experience in consumer finance. A classroom approach is used to review the history and background of consumer financial services and cover the fundamental laws that apply. Attendees will hear from regulators, consumer advocates, and industry representatives on the current state of affairs and what is on the horizon.

Key topics will include:

»  History and development of federal and state consumer financial services laws
»  Truth in lending and disclosure requirements
»  Fair lending
»  Financial privacy and credit reporting
»  Data security, fraud prevention, and identity protection
»  Consumer communications: FDCPA, TCPA, TSR, Can-Spam, and others
»  Asset account regulation
»  Installment lending
»  Mortgage origination and servicing
»  UDAAP
»  Litigation and enforcement actions

To learn more about and to register for the program, visit www.shopaba.org/2015consumer.  Colleagues of the program panelists will receive $100 off their non-government registration rate by entering discount code CE15CPDNIVIP at check-out.

DBA Webinar to Provide State Legislative, Regulatory Update

Sept. 10, 2015 — Donald Maurice and David Reid, director of Government Affairs for DBA International, will give a state legislative and regulatory update for the receivables industry today during a DBA webinar at 12 noon ET.

The webinar will discuss the work of the DBA International State Legislative Committee to educate legislators, regulators and their staffs on the intricacies of the receivables industry and how subtle changes to the law can have profound effects on businesses and consumers.

The committee has tracked more than 100 legislative proposals so far this year. The webinar will review the successes, top challenges, and bills of continuing interest to the DBA membership including:

 California
 District of Columbia
 Illinois
 Maine
 New York
 North Carolina
 Oregon
 West Virginia

For more information and to register, click here.

Wutscher to Discuss Origination and Servicing Claims at MBA Conference

Sept. 9, 2015 — Ralph Wutscher will participate in a litigation forum, “Origination and Servicing Claims,” at MBA’s Regulatory Compliance Conference 2015 in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 20. Wutscher will be among a panel of expert counsel who will speak on the range of origination and servicing claims being brought against mortgage lenders and how they are being addressed.

The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington from Sept. 20-22 and will provide comprehensive updates on new rules and current interpretations of previously released rules, as well as practical tips and guidance, from the policymakers and regulators who impact the mortgage banking industry.

For more information, click here.

Maurice to Chair Presentation on Debt Collection Litigation

Sept. 9, 2015 — Donald Maurice will chair a presentation on the latest developments in debt collection litigation and regulation on Sept. 18 at the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting in Chicago.

The presentation is part of the ABA’s Business Law Section Annual Meeting, which features more than 70 CLE programs prepared and presented by practice-area experts; topical sessions covering the latest business law issues; social events designed to facilitate networking and establish new contacts; and hundreds of committee and subcommittee meetings addressing developments in all areas of business law.

Click here for more information.

Maurice to Discuss Foreclosure Litigation at ACI Forum

Sept. 9, 2015 — Donald Maurice will participate in a panel survey exploring the latest developments in foreclosure litigation in hotbed jurisdictions at ACI’s 18th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement in Dallas on Sept. 17.

The panel will examine homeowners bills of rights, statute of limitations issues, HOA liens, state UDAAP claims, and other trends in foreclosure litigation

The residential mortgage industry’s leading in-house and outside counsel will attend the meeting to gain insight into strategies, government enforcement and regulatory priorities, and judicial perspectives from top federal and state judges.

For more information and to register, click here.

Maurice Wutscher Opens Boston Office

Sept. 2, 2015 — National financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has opened a new office in Boston, hiring financial services attorney Brady Hermann to lead the firm’s Massachusetts litigation matters.  This brings the number of offices of Maurice Wutscher LLP to 12.

Hermann will practice in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Credit Litigation groups, joining Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of 26 attorneys focused on defense of the financial services industry in offices throughout the United States.

In addition to Boston, Maurice Wutscher has offices in Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Flemington, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Hermann has substantial experience as a litigation attorney. He has represented individual and corporate clients in complex litigation matters, focusing on securities litigation and regulation, business and commercial litigation, multidistrict litigation and class actions and more.

He has represented many of the nation’s largest securities broker-dealers in arbitration and regulatory proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and has represented and counseled clients in regulatory, enforcement and criminal investigations before the SEC, FINRA, state securities regulators, the Department of Justice, the FBI and various other governmental and self-regulatory organizations.

In 2009, Hermann was named a Super Lawyers New England Rising Star.

Hermann earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Villanova University. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Maurice Wutscher’s Boston office is located at 101 Federal St., Suite 1900, Boston, MA 02110. Brady Hermann may be reached at (617) 861-6035 or via email at [email protected]