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Maurice Wutscher Attorney Shannon Miller to Present at NBI Live Webinar Course on FDCPA Compliance

Shannon Miller

June 10, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller will give guidance on how to properly comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act during a live video webinar course, “FDCPA Dangers and Other Collections Pitfalls: All the Ways Debt Collectors Mess Up,” on Aug. 13 from 11 am to 6 pm ET.

Presented by the National Business Institute, the course will cover all aspects of collections law including rule updates, post-judgment collections, fraudulent transfers, and more. Along with a deep dive into the FDCPA, the TCPA, FCRA, and UDAAP will be discussed.

Attendees will learn the most common mistakes that even expert debt collectors make; the rules regarding third-party disclosures; what to avoid when writing debtor notices and requests for collections; the usage of “Mini-Miranda” warnings and how they’re properly used in collections; and what could be false, deceptive, and/or misleading representations when reaching out to debtors.

CLE and CPE credits will be provided. For more information and to register, clickhere. Use Promo Code FSPN50A at checkout to get $50 off.

Shannon P. Miller is a principal attorney in Maurice Wutscher’s Pennsylvania office, where he focuses his practice on various aspects of financial services law with an emphasis on consumer financial services litigation. He has successfully represented healthcare and financial institutions and law firms across the country for claims filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and various state consumer protection statutes.

Maurice Wutscher Attorney Alan Hochheiser to Discuss Bankruptcy Law Trends in Alternative Finance

May 16, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Alan Hochheiser will discuss the current state of bankruptcy law in the alternative finance industry at the Alternative Finance Bar Association’s 2024 Annual Conference in New York June 2-4.

During “Litigation in Bankruptcy,” Mr. Hochheiser and panel will review bankruptcy case law and take a closer look at strategies and best practices.

For more information and to register for the AFBA 2024 Annual Conference, click here.

Alan Hochheiser is a leading practitioner in the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. He advises and represents businesses, regional and national banks, credit unions, equipment lessors and other lenders, as well as secured and unsecured creditors. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of Ohio Super Lawyers, ALM’s list of Cleveland’s Top-Rated Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers. He currently chairs the ABA Business Law Section Consumer Bankruptcy Committee.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Speak on Collecting in New York

Donald Maurice

April 29, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss the ins and outs of collecting in New York during a webinar Tuesday, April 30 at 1 pm ET.

Of all the states to collect in, New York might be the most complicated and potentially problematic. From local laws to state laws and regulations, New York is the state that causes collectors the most headaches.

In this webinar, the panel will break down what companies need to know about how to compliantly collect in the Empire State and what is on the horizon that they need to start preparing for.

“The Ins and Outs of Collecting in New York” is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net. To register for the complimentary 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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Chair New York City Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Law Symposium

Donald Maurice

April 17, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher partner Donald Maurice on May 1 will chair the Consumer Financial Law Symposium hosted by the New York City Bar Association at its offices in New York.

Maurice Wutscher is sponsoring this CLE event, which will bring together thought leaders from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, and academia to discuss trends and developments in consumer financial services law, including federal UDAAP, New York state laws and regulations impacting debt collection, and litigation and regulatory trends involving consumer lending.

Mr. Maurice also will participate in a panel discussion examining New York debt collection regulations, recent legislation impacting medical debt, and what legislators and regulators have in store for the near term.

The symposium is open to nonmembers and includes a networking breakfast and luncheon. For more information and to register, 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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher Attorney Donald Maurice to Speak on How to Protect Your Company After a Data Breach

Donald MauriceApril 3, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will review the steps companies should take to protect themselves following a data breach at the 19th annual Credit and Collection News Conference in Sonoma, Calif. on April 12.

The financial sector suffered the most data breaches of any industry in 2023 according to a recent article in Fortune Magazine. Mr. Maurice will discuss what is driving this trend in the debt collection space and what companies should do following a data breach, including common mistakes to avoid and best practices to follow. The presentation will include case studies, compliance takeaways, and the responses by federal and state regulators.

For more information and to register for the conference 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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher Attorney Donald Maurice Named 2024 Super Lawyer

Donald Maurice

April 2, 2024 — Donald Maurice, a partner at national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP, has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the area of Class Action/Mass Torts.

Each year, only five percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mr. Maurice provides counsel to businesses and financial services companies, successfully litigating matters in appellate and trial courts throughout the country in individual and class actions. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures.

He also counsels clients in data privacy law and other regulatory compliance matters and provides advice and counsel to attorneys in matters of professional responsibility and attorney ethics.

In addition to being a frequent speaker and author on consumer financial services law, he is outside counsel to Receivables Management Association International. He is a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation and a former chair of the ABA’s Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Business Law Section.

Mr. Maurice is rated AV Preeminent, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.martindale.com/ratings-and-reviews/.

This communication is published by the law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP and may be considered attorney advertising under the ethical rules of certain jurisdictions. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Speak on Medical Debt Laws and Regulations

Donald Maurice

March 25, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will give an update on medical debt collection and credit reporting laws and regulations during a webinar Wednesday, March 27 at 1 pm ET.

A growing number of states are working on legislation aimed at solving the problem of medical debt. Some states are banning medical debts from appearing on credit reports, others are limiting the interest that can be charged, and some are making it more difficult for healthcare providers and collectors to collect on a debt. This does not appear to be a problem that is going to go away anytime soon.

In this webinar, the panel will discuss the state of affairs with respect to medical debt laws and proposed legislation.

“An Update on Medical Debt Collection & Credit Reporting Laws and Regulations” is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net. To register for the complimentary 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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Speak on Data Security for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Donald Maurice

Feb. 29, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will speak on the data security needs and requirements for small and medium sized businesses at the Funders Forum + Brokers Expo in Hollywood, Fla. on Wednesday, March 6.

Technology continues to rewrite the rules for how businesses are managed – while at the same businesses are faced with increased amounts of fraud and challenges on data security. In this talk, Mr. Maurice and panel will discuss how companies in the small business finance industry can stay one step ahead in a constantly evolving environment.

For more information and to register for the Funders Forum + Brokers Expo, 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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss Consumer Debt Default Judgments Act

Donald Maurice

Feb. 20, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss the Uniform Law Commission’s Consumer Debt Default Judgments Act during an RMAI webinar Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12 pm ET.

Adopted by the Uniform Law Commission in July, the Act would materially modify existing procedures for obtaining default judgments on many types of consumer debt, including new notice requirements and the inclusion of certain documents and data in judgment applications. On Feb. 13, a bill was introduced in Colorado that would adopt the Act, and it is anticipated several states will follow.
 
Mr. Maurice and panel will discuss RMAI’s role in drafting the Act and how it aligns with the Receivables Management Association International’s certification program standards.

For more information and to register, 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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak on Auto Asset Class, Legislation, Compliance at RMAI Conference

Jan. 30, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will speak on the auto asset class and legislative, regulatory and compliance matters impacting the receivables management industry at RMAI’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 5-8.

Mr. Hochheiser will participate in a discussion of the auto asset class including buying, selling and servicing portfolios, legal considerations and the industry landscape.

Mr. Maurice will give a talk on ethics-driven compliance management and participate in a session reviewing new state and federal laws and regulations impacting the receivables management industry. He will also discuss developments in AI laws and regulations.

For more information about the Receivables Management Association International conference, click here.

Alan Hochheiser is a leading practitioner in the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. He advises and represents businesses, regional and national banks, credit unions, equipment lessors and other lenders, as well as secured and unsecured creditors. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of Ohio Super Lawyers, ALM’s list of Cleveland’s Top-Rated Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers. He currently chairs the ABA Business Law Section Consumer Bankruptcy Committee.

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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Brent Yarborough to Discuss Reg F and the Model Validation Notice

Brent Yarborough

Jan. 22, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher financial services attorney Brent Yarborough will discuss how the model validation notice has changed since Regulation F went into effect during a webinar Friday, Jan. 26 at 1 pm ET.

The model validation notice offered something collectors have never really had before — safe harbor. But only if they used the form as is, or one that was substantially similar to what the CFPB created. As time goes on, though, companies might start making more changes to the notice.

In this webinar, the panel will discuss trends and developments with the notice and what other changes might be on the horizon.

“How the MVN Has Changed Since Reg F Went Into Effect” is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net. To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

Brent Yarborough is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and the defense of consumer law claims.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss Cyber Insurance Needs for ARM Industry

Donald Maurice

Jan. 17, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss cyber insurance needs and requirements for companies in the accounts receivable management industry during a webinar Friday, Jan. 19 at 1 pm ET.

There is perhaps nothing more frustrating and problematic for companies in the ARM industry today than cyber insurance. Premiums and coverage requirements just keep going up while the number of claims seems to just keep going down. There are a lot of potential red flags and things to look out for in cyber insurance coverage.

In this webinar, the panel will share their insights into what the requirements are and what companies should look for when choosing a cyber insurance policy.

“What You Need To Look Out for in Your Cyber Insurance Policies” is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net. To register for the complimentary 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 including data privacy and ethics. As an advocate for the receivables management industry, he has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. He is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation.