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Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak on Data Privacy, Compliance at RMAI Conference

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Feb. 1, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will speak on data privacy, compliance, legislative, and regulatory matters impacting the receivables management industry at RMAI’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 6-9.

Mr. Hochheiser will discuss current issues in the receivables management industry and share insights on how to mitigate risk and stay compliant.

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 federal developments in data privacy and security laws and regulations.

For more information about the Receivables Management Association International conference, 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. Mr. Hochheiser chairs the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of Ohio Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Donald Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI. He 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. 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 Alan Hochheiser to Discuss Best Practices in Consumer Bankruptcy Matters

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Jan. 20, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will discuss best practices for the accounts receivable management industry concerning consumers who have filed for bankruptcy protection during a webinar Thursday, Jan 26, at 1 pm ET.

In this webinar, Mr. Hochheiser and panel will break down what creditors and collectors need to know about consumers and bankruptcy.

“What You Need to Know About Consumers and Bankruptcy” is being presented by AccountsRecovery.net. To register for the complimentary 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. 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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss New York’s Proposed Amendment to Debt Collection Regulation

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Jan. 4, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss the New York Department of Financial Services’ updated proposal for new debt collection rules during a webinar Friday, Jan. 6 at 3 pm ET.

The amendment, while still open for comment, has a number of new wrinkles and provisions that could change the process through which debts are collected in New York.

In this webinar, Mr. Maurice and panel will walk through the proposed changes and discuss next steps for creditors and collectors.

“Understanding the New New York Debt Collection Proposed Rules” 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.

Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller, Keith Wier to Speak on Medical Debt Regulation at ACA Int’l 2022 Fall Forum

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Oct. 25, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Shannon P. Miller and Keith Wier will discuss the latest policy and regulatory developments in the treatment and reporting of medical debt and how to remain compliant at ACA International’s 2022 Fall Forum on Nov. 4 in Chicago.

In their talk, “Medical Debt and the Ever-Changing Regulatory Landscape,” the speakers will examine the recently enacted No Surprises Act as well as new state laws and regulations targeting medical debt collections and the CFPB’s position on medical debt collection and credit reporting. They also will discuss how the CRAs have modified their policies in response to the CFPB’s guidance and how these changes may affect an agency’s ability to stay compliant with collections and reporting of medical debt.

For more information and to register click here.

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.

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 Kevin Hudspeth to Discuss Assignment of Rents Enforcement After a Commercial Mortgage Default

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Oct. 11, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Kevin Hudspeth will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live video webinar, Assignment of Rents Enforcement After a Default: Receivership, Foreclosure, and Bankruptcy Issues on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 1 pm – 2:30 pm ET. The program is eligible in most states for 1.5 CLE credits.

Mr. Hudspeth will join a panel in discussing the different approaches that state and bankruptcy courts have taken to the exercise of assignment of rent remedies and how those approaches should inform the drafting of an assignment of rents and leases document in a commercial mortgage transaction.

After the presentation, the speakers will engage in a live question and answer session with attendees.

To register to attend the program at half off click here. Or call 1-800-926-7926 and ask for Assignment of Rents Enforcement on 10/25/2022 with promo code ZDFCA.

Kevin Hudspeth is a principal at national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP. He has substantial litigation experience in federal and state courts across the country, predominantly related to consumer protection claims, real estate issues, commercial business disputes, Uniform Commercial Code litigation, loan repurchase litigation, and contested foreclosures. He has handled and overseen cases at all levels, including federal appeals, class action lawsuits, and complicated trial level matters involving complex facts or difficult legal questions. He has also drafted amicus briefs for industry trade associations filed in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hudspeth is a former Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Bankruptcy Appellate Case Law at ABA Business Law Hybrid Section Annual Meeting

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Sept. 8, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser, chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, will speak on recent developments in bankruptcy appellate case law during the ABA Business Law Hybrid Section Annual Meeting on Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 am ET.

The meeting will be presented Sept. 15-17 in Washington, D.C. and also online for those who opt to attend virtually. To register, 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 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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Discuss Preference Actions in Bankruptcy

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Aug. 25, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will discuss a bankruptcy trustee’s pre-filing obligations under Section 547(b) of the Bankruptcy Code during a Strafford webinar Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 1 pm ET.

This 90-minute CLE course will examine current developments about the trustee’s pre-filing due diligence requirements in Section 547(b), which was amended by the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) to subject a trustee’s exercise of preference avoidance powers to two requirements before filing suit.

Some case law has developed but controversy still exists regarding what these elements require a trustee to do. The Bankruptcy Code does not define “reasonable due diligence in the circumstances of the case” nor what it means to take “into account a party’s known or reasonably knowable affirmative defenses.”

Mr. Hochheiser will join a panel in reviewing the current state of the law, identify divergent approaches, and offer best practices and options in this continually developing area.

To register for “Preference Actions: Clarifying the Trustee’s Pre-Filing Due Diligence,” 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.

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

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Aug. 23, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will provide an update on the latest trends in bankruptcy litigation and how those trends are impacting financial services companies during an RMAI webinar Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 9 am PT/12 noon ET.

Mr. Hochheiser and the webinar panel will discuss the latest bankruptcy filing statistics and projections as well as the status of proof of claim litigation and the request for attorney fees. The panel, which will include a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge and a Chapter 13 trustee, will also discuss the fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in City of Chicago v. Fulton and the subsequent circuit and bankruptcy court rulings, which could affect the assets of the estate.

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’s Donald Maurice, Brent Yarborough to Discuss Safeguards Rule Compliance at ACA Int’l Convention

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July 18, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Brent Yarborough will demonstrate how small and medium enterprises can economically undertake the necessary steps to come into compliance with the new requirements of the Safeguards Rule at the ACA International Convention & Expo on July 21 in Orlando.

Companies engaged in consumer debt collection have until Dec. 9 to align their data protection programs with recent regulatory amendments to the Safeguards Rule. The rule, first promulgated in 2002 under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, regulates the data privacy practices of financial institutions, which covers debt collectors and debt buyers as well as originating creditors.

In “Get Your Company Ready Today for the New Safeguards Rule,” the panelists will review the procedures and controls covered entities and their vendors must implement to be in compliance. Also joining the panel will be Fred Langston of Critical Insight, Inc.

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, healthcare and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters.

Brent Yarborough is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and the defense of consumer law claims, representing financial institutions, debt buyers, and law firms.

Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller, Keith Wier to Discuss Developments in Medical Debt at ACA International Convention

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Shannon Miller

July 18, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Shannon P. Miller and Keith Wier will discuss the latest policy and regulatory developments in the treatment and reporting of medical debt at the ACA International Convention & Expo on July 21 in Orlando.

In their talk, “The CFPB’s Focus on Medical Debt and the Credit Reporting Agencies’ Response: What You Need to Know,” the speakers will explore in-depth both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent report on medical debt as well as the credit reporting agencies’ proposed policy changes, what impact they will have on the accounts receivable management industry and how industry members should use this information.

For more information and to register, click here.

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.

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 Brent Yarborough to Discuss Recent Topics in Collection Compliance

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June 25, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher financial services attorney Brent Yarborough will discuss recent topics in collection compliance during the AccountsRecovery.net webinar series The Talk-Off on Friday, July 1 at 1 pm ET.

The Talk-Off series delivers a lively panel discussion of timely topics relevant to the accounts receivable management industry.

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.

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Current State of Bankruptcy and Fraud Litigation

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March 15, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will speak on the current state of bankruptcy and fraud litigation on March 24 in Newark, Ohio.

In his talk at the annual training conference of the Ohio Council on Welfare Fraud, Mr. Hochheiser will review the current state of bankruptcy filings and what to expect moving forward, provide solutions for recovery in bankruptcy proceedings, and discuss current litigation involving non-dischargeable issues for fraud and conversion.

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.