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Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Discusses Fifth Circuit Ruling on CFPB Funding in Westlaw Today

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Nov. 4, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice has published an article, “After Fifth Circuit Ruling Get Ready for More Challenges to CFPB Authority, Is Reg F Next?,” on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today.

In the article, Mr. Maurice discusses an important decision from the Fifth Circuit, Community Financial Association of America v. CFPB, which has cast doubt on the validity of the CFPB’s rulemaking and enforcement activities.

“The ruling poses a difficult challenge for the CFPB. Unlike the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Seila Lawno easy fix may be available to preserve CFPB activity undertaken during the period of unconstitutional funding, at least in the Fifth Circuit. The decision’s reasoning suggests it is not at all possible to “sever” the funding scheme as a possible fix that would preserve the Bureau’s prior activities,” he writes.

To read the full article, click here.

Donald Maurice is a principal attorney at Maurice Wutshcer LLP, where 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, healthcare and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters.

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Named 2022 Super Lawyer

April 6, 2022 — 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 state and federal courts in individual and class actions. He has argued before various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

He also counsels clients in data privacy 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/.

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Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Bankruptcy Developments During the Pandemic at ABA Business Law Virtual Spring Meeting

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April 14, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will moderate a virtual panel discussion on consumer bankruptcy developments during the Covid-19 pandemic during the ABA Business Law Virtual Spring Meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 10:45 am CT.

For more information and 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. 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.

Maurice Wutscher Launches ‘Bankruptcy & Beyond’ Podcast

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April 7, 2021 — National business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has launched a new podcast series “Bankruptcy & Beyond” to discuss current bankruptcy trends facing both consumers and companies in the United States. Hosting the podcast is Maurice Wutscher principal Alan Hochheiser, a leading practitioner in the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law.

The first episode, Bankruptcy in the Age of Covid-19, discusses filing trends, legislation, and what to look for in 2021.

“2020 is a year to be remembered in bankruptcy law. The year started with an eye on increasing the ability of small businesses to utilize the Chapter 11 process in a more efficient and less expensive way. This led to a record number of Chapter 11 filings, a reduction in consumer filings, and a real test of the bankruptcy system. What will 2021 look like?” Mr. Hochheiser prefaces.

Alan Hochheiser 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 and Eric Rosenkoetter to Discuss Licensing Issues Facing Asset Buyers in 2021

Jan. 20, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter will discuss licensing issues facing asset buyers, as well as emerging litigation, regulatory trends and what companies can do to minimize licensing associated risk during a webinar on Jan. 25 at 3 PM ET.

The online event is being presented by ACA International. To register, click here.

Donald Maurice is a partner at Maurice Wutscher LLP. 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.

Eric Rosenkoetter is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He 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.

Maurice Wutscher’s Ralph Wutscher Inducted as Fellow of American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

Sept. 25, 2020 — Maurice Wutscher partner Ralph Wutscher has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.  Fellows are nominated by members of the college for their skill and expertise in the field of consumer financial services law and for their notable contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship among their peers through lecturing and published writings.

Mr. Wutscher is based in Maurice Wutscher’s Chicago office where he focuses his practice primarily on representing consumer and commercial financial services companies, including depository and non-depository mortgage lenders, fintech companies of various kinds, credit card issuers, and loan servicers, as well as financial asset buyers and sellers, and other financial services providers. He also has substantial experience representing auto dealers and depository and non-depository auto finance companies.

He represents the lending and financial services industry as a litigator, and as regulatory compliance counsel.

The American College of Consumer Financial Service Lawyers was founded in 1996 as a professional association of lawyers skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the professional development and ethics of its attorneys. Membership is by invitation only. For more information, click here.