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Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Quoted About Investment Bank’s Suits Against Defector Brokerage Teams


Nov. 17, 2021 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann was quoted in a recent AdvisorHub article about an investment bank seeking injunctions in New York state court against brokers leaving to join rival firms. "If has gotten the impression that firms are 'continuously poaching' its advisors, it’s predictable that the bank would seek to 'send a message,'" Mr. Hermann told AdvisorHub. "It also sends a warning to other . . . brokers that, 'You’ve got to be careful about switching.'” Brady Hermann is senior counsel...

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


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...

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


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....

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,...

Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Discusses Supreme Court Case Involving Finra Arbitration Awards


Oct. 5, 2021 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann shared his opinion in a recent AdvisorHub article regarding federal jurisdiction on petitions to confirm or vacate Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration awards. On Nov. 2, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving whether a state court may vacate a Finra arbitration panel ruling that has been confirmed by a federal court. “'This decision by the Supreme Court will determine whether a federal court has jurisdiction over a motion to vacate,'” Mr....

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


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...

Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Quoted About Finra Zoom Arbitration Hearings


Sept. 7, 2021 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann is quoted in an AdvisorHub article regarding a reluctance among lawyers to use Zoom in Finra arbitration hearings. From the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 through July 31, 2021, data from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority show that in 57%, or 453, of the 792 cases in arbitration, one of the parties objected to having the hearing on Zoom, opting to delay until in-person hearings resumed. Finra resumed in-person hearings on Aug. 2 but still gives the...
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