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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.

Maurice Wutscher’s Brent Yarborough to Discuss Defense Strategies for FDCPA Lawsuits at ACA International Conference

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March 8, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Brent Yarborough will discuss defense strategies for lawsuits brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act at the ACA International IGNITE 2022 Conference on March 17 in Las Vegas.

In his talk, “Served Again! Let’s Talk Next Steps,” Mr. Yarborough will join a panel in discussing how to evaluate a lawsuit for defense or settlement, how to evaluate jurisdiction, what are the necessary facts, when to outsource to local counsel, when to handle in-house, and when to consider bringing out big industry players.

For more information and to register, 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 Attorneys to Speak on Bankruptcy, Compliance at RMAI Conference

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Jan. 31, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will speak on bankruptcy, compliance, legislative, and regulatory matters impacting the receivables management industry at RMAI’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 7-10.

Mr. Hochheiser will discuss the current state of bankruptcy litigation, including the interest, fees, and costs issues of FRBP 3001 and stay violations, and the status of proposed bankruptcy legislation.

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.

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. 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.

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’s 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 Speak on Collecting From Consumers in Bankruptcy

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Jan. 24, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will share his insight on what creditors should do when faced with collecting from consumers who have filed for bankruptcy protection during a webinar Thursday, Jan. 27 at 1 pm ET.

Successfully navigating the compliance issues that arise when dealing with bankruptcy cases can offer significant benefits to companies in the accounts receivable management industry. In this webinar, Mr. Hochheiser will join a panel of legal and compliance practitioners as they walk through everything companies need to know when consumers file for bankruptcy protection.

“What You Need to Know About Consumers Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection” 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. 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 Donald Maurice to Discuss NY State’s New Consumer Credit Laws

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Jan. 4, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will join a panel in examining new consumer credit laws passed by the New York Legislature in 2021 during an RMAI webinar Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 12 pm ET.

The panel will take a closer look at the new laws and their impact on the receivables management industry and discuss what legislative and regulatory changes may be coming in 2022.

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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Review State Law Trends in ARM Industry

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Dec. 14, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will review state law trends in the accounts receivable management industry during a webinar Friday, Dec. 17 at 1 pm ET.

States were very active in 2021 in enacting laws governing the industry and are expected to be just as active, if not more, in 2022.

In this webinar, Mr. Maurice and David Reid, general counsel of Receivables Management Association International, will discuss the key state law changes of 2021, what to look for in the new year, and potential compliance strategies companies can implement to address the new laws.

“ARM Industry State Law Update – 2021 and 2022” 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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Brent Yarborough to Discuss Regulation F Lawsuits

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Dec. 9, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Brent Yarborough will discuss the first wave of lawsuits alleging violations of Regulation F during a webinar Monday, Dec. 13 at 1 pm ET.

While the ARM industry is expecting a wave of lawsuits related to Regulation F, there is only speculation as to what consumers will claim in those suits. In this webinar, a panel will talk about the lawsuits and what the industry can expect to see now that the rule has gone into effect.

“A First Look at Reg F-Related Lawsuits” 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.

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’s Alan Hochheiser to Moderate Panel on Bankruptcy Appellate Case Law at ABA Business Law Virtual Section Annual Meeting

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Sept. 13, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser, chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, will moderate a panel discussion on recent developments in bankruptcy appellate case law during the ABA Business Law Virtual Section Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 1:45 pm CT.

The three-day meeting will be presented 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 Donald Maurice to Discuss DC Debt Collection Legislation

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Sept. 2, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will join a panel in examining changes to legislation passed by the District of Columbia City Council in July to amend its debt collection law during an RMAI webinar Friday, Sept. 3 at 12 pm ET.

The District of Columbia’s debt collection legislation becomes effective Sept. 23 and imposes significant requirements for data and documentation as well as restrictions on consumer contact. The legislation has undergone substantive changes since it was introduced in July.

The panelists, including Mark Naiman of Absolute Resolutions Corp. and Franci Wayland of PRA Group, will discuss the latest changes and amendments to the legislation and potential compliance strategies companies can implement to address these changes.

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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter to Discuss DC Emergency Legislation

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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.