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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...

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss DC Debt Collection Legislation


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...

Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Quoted About Broker’s Client Solicitation Dispute


Aug. 6, 2021 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann is quoted in an AdvisorHub article regarding a client solicitation dispute in U.S. District Court in Oregon between an investment management firm and a broker it previously fired. The investment manager is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the broker from soliciting former clients. Mr. Hermann, who is not involved in the case, said brokers must tread carefully when speaking to former customers. “If simply provided his new contact...

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


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...

Maurice Wutscher’s Jessica Lesser to Discuss Regulatory Enforcement Actions at ACA International Convention


July 14, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Jessica Lesser will discuss state attorney general and federal enforcement actions impacting creditors and collectors at the ACA International Convention & Expo on July 30 in Las Vegas. In her talk, "Regulatory Agency Enforcement Actions and Inquiries: As If Lawsuits Weren't Enough!," Ms. Lesser will give an insider's look into regulatory enforcement actions and discuss best practices when dealing with regulators. For more information and to register, click here. Based in the...

Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser Examines Consumer Bankruptcy Trends During the Pandemic in Business Law Today


July 7, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser has written an article for the American Bar Association’s news magazine Business Law Today in which he takes a closer look at consumer bankruptcy developments during the COVID-19 pandemic including filing trends, Supreme Court cases, proposed legislation and the arena of consumer protection cases in bankruptcy proceedings. In "Consumer Bankruptcy in the Age of COVID-19," he writes, "The last year and half was a time to be remembered in Bankruptcy Law. It...
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