Monthly Archives: June 2017

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Profiled in Business Law Today

June 29, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher financial services attorney Donald Maurice is profiled in the June issue of the American Bar Association’s newsletter Business Law Today.

In the Member Spotlight interview, Mr. Maurice discusses his work as a financial services attorney and in particular his work involving the issues leading up to and including the Supreme Court case Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson. He also speaks to the challenges of running a firm, the ethical issues facing financial services attorneys and the advice he offers for attorneys just starting out.

“Attorneys hold themselves to such a high standard of moral and professional responsibility. I don’t know of any other profession that goes as far as what is required of us,” Mr. Maurice says. “[A]ttorneys strive not only to do their best work for each of their clients, but also … our job is to protect the integrity of our legal system.”

Mr. Maurice provides counsel to the financial services industry, successfully litigating matters in state and federal courts in individual and class actions. He has argued before various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

He counsels clients in regulatory matters and in the development and testing of compliance management systems. In addition to being a frequent speaker and author on consumer financial services law, he serves as legal counsel to Receivables Management Association and as chair of the ABA’s Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Business Law Section.

Business Law Today is a web-based publication produced by the ABA’s Business Law Section. To view the article and hear an audio recording of the interview, click here.

Webinars to Parse SCOTUS Ruling on Debt Buyer FDCPA Liability Under Henson v. Santander

June 13, 2017 — Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice will participate in two webinars tomorrow discussing debt buyer FDCPA liability under the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 12 ruling in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc.

The Court held that a purchaser of a defaulted debt who then seeks to collect the debt for itself is not a “debt collector” subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

On June 14 at 12 p.m. ET, Maurice will participate in a webinar offered by the American Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee and RMA International. To call in to the webinar, click here.

On June 14 at 1 p.m. ET, will present a webinar in which Maurice will join a panel of defense attorneys to discuss the ruling, what it means for the accounts receivable management industry and what its participants should consider as part of their operations. Register for the webinar here.