Monthly Archives: September 2019

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice, Ralph Wutscher to Speak on Fintech, RegTech, GDPR at GCS Credit Conference

Sept. 19, 2019 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Ralph Wutscher will speak on fintech, regtech and GDPR topics impacting international credit and collection businesses at the GCS Credit Community World Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 28-29.

Mr. Maurice, who serves as outside counsel to RMAI, will moderate a panel discussion on “Tackling 3rd (4th + 5th) Party Risk Management” and will discuss the development of a global data protection standard for the international credit & collections industry.

Mr. Wutscher will moderate the session “Game Changing Tech for Credit and Collections,” which will explore the changing behavior of hyper-disruptive business models and the enabling influences of fintech and regtech.

For more information and to see the agenda, click here.

Maurice Wutscher Webinar to Give Guidance on Emails and Hyperlink Delivery of FDCPA Disclosures

Sept. 12, 2019 — Maurice Wutscher will host a webinar on Sept. 19, Emails and Hyperlink Delivery of FDCPA Disclosures after Lavalleeexploring the landscape for the use of electronic communications in debt collection.

In addition to Lavallee and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the webinar will examine state regulation of electronic communications in debt collection, the CFPB’s proposed rules for electronic communications in debt collection and the use of the E-Sign Act. The webinar qualifies for 1.5 RMAI Certification Credits.

Register here.

Maurice Wutscher Adds Former Managing Atty of Texas AG’s Consumer Protection Division

Sept. 6, 2019 — National financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has added Jessica Lesser, a proven civil trial attorney with expertise in the regulatory framework of consumer finance, lending, and technology.

A former managing attorney in the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Ms. Lesser has two decades of litigation and regulatory compliance experience and is board certified in consumer and commercial law. She has a comprehensive knowledge of federal and state consumer protection laws along with the regulatory framework that affects the consumer finance and technologies industries.

Ms. Lesser will practice in the firm’s Consumer Credit Litigation and Regulatory Compliance groups.

She joins Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who specialize in appellate matters, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, consumer credit litigation, contested bankruptcies, contested foreclosures, employment litigation, insurance recovery and advisory services, intellectual property litigation, and regulatory compliance in offices throughout the United States.

As a litigator, Ms. Lesser has extensive motion practice and trial experience. This experience lends itself to a strong success in pre-trial disposition through negotiated settlements, summary judgment, and mediation. She has managed a litigation portfolio of nationwide consumer cases involving auto finance, debt collection, mortgage servicing, lending, credit reporting and data security. She focuses on developing a results-oriented strategy that is specific to the client’s needs.

As managing attorney of the largest regional office in the Consumer Protection Division, she conducted consumer protection investigations and civil enforcement actions for deceptive and misleading practices in connection with financial services, telephone sales, lead generation and debt collection. In addition, she participated in special projects with executive and division management and partnered with federal and state regulators to identify concerns and educate the public regarding consumer scams.

Ms. Lesser has also worked as in-house counsel in the financial services sector, including for a title insurance group, a payments services company, a credit reporting agency, and a leading independent automobile finance company.

Among her roles in the corporate sector, she served as lead counsel for her company’s lender services channel for compliance, commercial transactions, regulatory investigations and litigation; as a Chief Privacy Officer, managing the use, collection, and security of consumer information and data; and as a company representative in regulatory investigations regarding credit reporting, privacy and mortgage servicing.

Ms. Lesser is the former chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Advisory and Exam Commission (Consumer and Commercial Law) and past chair of the Consumer and Commercial Law Section, State Bar of Texas. She is admitted to practice in Texas and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Jessica Lesser may be reached at (469) 828-8106 or via email at [email protected].

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Examine Recent Decisions in Bankruptcy Law at ABA Business Law Meeting

Sept. 3, 2019 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Alan Hochheiser will examine recent decisions in bankruptcy law at the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Washington on Sept. 13.

The session will review bankruptcy case decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and Bankruptcy Appellate Panels from the viewpoints of the debtor, creditor and bench.

Click here for more information.