July 19, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter will join a panel in examining emergency legislation passed by the District of Columbia City Council last week to amend its debt collection law during an RMAI webinar Tuesday, July 20 at 1 pm ET.
On July 13, the City Council passed the emergency legislation, which will take effect when signed by D.C.’s mayor. A “temporary” bill was also introduced that contains the same provisions.
This webinar will cover the latest developments and key points regarding the emergency legislation. To register for the Receivables Management Association International webinar, click here.
Donald Maurice represents the financial services industry, successfully litigating matters in appellate and trial courts throughout the country in individual and class actions and guiding businesses, trade associations and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters.
Eric Rosenkoetter provides defense and regulatory compliance counsel to financial services companies and advises businesses in data privacy and security matters. He has significant experience as a compliance and transactional attorney, providing strategic, business growth, legislative, compliance and regulatory advice to national corporations and trade associations.
July 14, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Jessica Lesser will discuss state attorney general and federal enforcement actions impacting creditors and collectors at the ACA International Convention & Expo on July 30 in Las Vegas.
In her talk, “Regulatory Agency Enforcement Actions and Inquiries: As If Lawsuits Weren’t Enough!,” Ms. Lesser will give an insider’s look into regulatory enforcement actions and discuss best practices when dealing with regulators.
For more information and to register, click here.
Based in the Dallas office of national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP, Jessica Lesser is 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, she has two decades of litigation and regulatory compliance experience and is board certified in consumer and commercial law.
July 7, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser has written an article for the American Bar Association’s news magazine Business Law Today in which he takes a closer look at consumer bankruptcy developments during the COVID-19 pandemic including filing trends, Supreme Court cases, proposed legislation and the arena of consumer protection cases in bankruptcy proceedings.
In “Consumer Bankruptcy in the Age of COVID-19,” he writes, “The last year and half was a time to be remembered in Bankruptcy Law. It started with an eye on increasing the ability of small businesses to utilize the Chapter 11 process in a more efficient and less expensive way, which led to record number of commercial filings, a reduction in consumer filings, and a test of the bankruptcy system.”
“Six months into 2021, we have not seen the feared tsunami of consumer bankruptcy filings. Bankruptcy courts are not overwhelmed. This lack of an increase in bankruptcies could extend for a substantial period of time as businesses reopen, COVID restrictions are released, consumers begin to spend and travel, and certain states and the government look to resume foreclosure and eviction moratoriums. We optimistically wait to see what the second half of 2021 brings,” he writes.
Alan Hochheiser is a principal at national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP, where he advises and represents businesses, regional and national banks, credit unions, equipment lessors and other lenders, as well as secured and unsecured creditors. Mr. Hochheiser chairs the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. He has been named to ALM’s list of Cleveland’s Top-Rated Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.