Monthly Archives: October 2021

Maurice Wutscher’s Jessica Lesser, Keith Wier to Discuss Consumer Debt Lawsuits at ACA International Fall Forum

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Oct. 29, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Jessica Lesser and Keith Wier will discuss consumer debt lawsuits at the ACA International Fall Forum on Nov. 4 in Chicago.

In their talk, “Debt Defense – A View From The Other Side,” Ms. Lesser and Mr. Wier will give an insider’s perspective into how debt suits are defended by consumer attorneys. Their presentation will include practical tips for collection law firms, ethical considerations, and compliance education.

For more information and to register, click here.

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.

Keith Wier focuses his practice on the defense of individual and class action suits under state and federal consumer statutes, professional liability defense, and compliance issues for members of the collection industry. He has substantial experience defending collection agencies, law firms, debt buyers, and creditors in consumer litigation in Texas and is certified as a specialist in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Current Trends in Bankruptcy Litigation

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Oct. 14, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will speak on current trends in bankruptcy litigation and how those trends are impacting financial services companies during an RMAI webinar Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 12 pm ET.

The pandemic has brought about significant changes in debt collection and purchasing. In the midst of new regulatory expectations, new consumer protections, and new laws, what does this mean for consumer bankruptcy patterns? Will there be more filings and increased litigation? Mr. Hochheiser will join a panel in exploring these and other key compliance issues.

To register for the Receivables Management Association International webinar, click here.

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. He currently serves as chair of 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.

Maurice Wutscher Adds Attorney to Commercial, Consumer Credit Litigation Groups

Oct. 13, 2021 — National business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has added litigation attorney Jenna Tersteegen to practice in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Credit Litigation groups.

Before joining the firm, she was an associate attorney at a litigation law firm in New York City. Her practice covered New York state labor and employment laws, premises liability and property damage cases. She conducted all pre-trial aspects of litigation, including preparing case strategy and evaluation reports, taking and defending depositions, and drafting dispositive pre- and post-trial motions.

Prior to that, she worked as an assistant district attorney at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where she conducted many evidentiary hearings, as well as jury and bench trials as both first and second chair. She also conducted numerous non-evidentiary hearings and grand jury presentations.

Ms. Tersteegen earned her Juris Doctor from William and Mary Law School, where she received the CALI Award for Excellence in the Future in Legal Practice and was a member of the Business Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in New York, and her Illinois admission on motion is pending.

Ms. Tersteegen joins Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who handle appellate matters, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial, construction, consumer credit and employment litigation, contested bankruptcies and foreclosures, data privacy and security law and compliance, insurance recovery and advisory services, intellectual property litigation, regulatory compliance, and trials and evidentiary hearings from offices throughout the United States.

Jenna Tersteegen may be reached at (727) 366-1493 or via email at jte[email protected]