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Maurice Wutscher Attorney Shannon Miller to Present at NBI Live Webinar Course on FDCPA Compliance

Shannon Miller

June 10, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller will give guidance on how to properly comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act during a live video webinar course, “FDCPA Dangers and Other Collections Pitfalls: All the Ways Debt Collectors Mess Up,” on Aug. 13 from 11 am to 6 pm ET.

Presented by the National Business Institute, the course will cover all aspects of collections law including rule updates, post-judgment collections, fraudulent transfers, and more. Along with a deep dive into the FDCPA, the TCPA, FCRA, and UDAAP will be discussed.

Attendees will learn the most common mistakes that even expert debt collectors make; the rules regarding third-party disclosures; what to avoid when writing debtor notices and requests for collections; the usage of “Mini-Miranda” warnings and how they’re properly used in collections; and what could be false, deceptive, and/or misleading representations when reaching out to debtors.

CLE and CPE credits will be provided. For more information and to register, clickhere. Use Promo Code FSPN50A at checkout to get $50 off.

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.

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Chair New York City Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Law Symposium

Donald Maurice

April 17, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher partner Donald Maurice on May 1 will chair the Consumer Financial Law Symposium hosted by the New York City Bar Association at its offices in New York.

Maurice Wutscher is sponsoring this CLE event, which will bring together thought leaders from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, and academia to discuss trends and developments in consumer financial services law, including federal UDAAP, New York state laws and regulations impacting debt collection, and litigation and regulatory trends involving consumer lending.

Mr. Maurice also will participate in a panel discussion examining New York debt collection regulations, recent legislation impacting medical debt, and what legislators and regulators have in store for the near term.

The symposium is open to nonmembers and includes a networking breakfast and luncheon. 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 and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. 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.

Maurice Wutscher Attorney Donald Maurice Named 2024 Super Lawyer

Donald Maurice

April 2, 2024 — 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 appellate and trial courts throughout the country in individual and class actions. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures.

He also counsels clients in data privacy law 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 Donald Maurice to Speak on Data Security for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Donald Maurice

Feb. 29, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will speak on the data security needs and requirements for small and medium sized businesses at the Funders Forum + Brokers Expo in Hollywood, Fla. on Wednesday, March 6.

Technology continues to rewrite the rules for how businesses are managed – while at the same businesses are faced with increased amounts of fraud and challenges on data security. In this talk, Mr. Maurice and panel will discuss how companies in the small business finance industry can stay one step ahead in a constantly evolving environment.

For more information and to register for the Funders Forum + Brokers Expo, 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 including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. Mr. Maurice is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation. 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 Donald Maurice to Discuss Consumer Debt Default Judgments Act

Donald Maurice

Feb. 20, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss the Uniform Law Commission’s Consumer Debt Default Judgments Act during an RMAI webinar Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12 pm ET.

Adopted by the Uniform Law Commission in July, the Act would materially modify existing procedures for obtaining default judgments on many types of consumer debt, including new notice requirements and the inclusion of certain documents and data in judgment applications. On Feb. 13, a bill was introduced in Colorado that would adopt the Act, and it is anticipated several states will follow.
 
Mr. Maurice and panel will discuss RMAI’s role in drafting the Act and how it aligns with the Receivables Management Association International’s certification program standards.

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 and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters including data privacy and ethics. He has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. 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 Donald Maurice to Discuss 2024’s Top Laws and Rules in ARM Industry

Donald Maurice

Jan. 2, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss the top state laws and rules impacting the accounts receivable management industry in 2024 during a webinar Thursday, Jan. 4 at 1 pm ET.

A new year means a new set of rules and laws to prepare for. State legislatures across the country have been busy enacting laws and rules related to debt collection, medical debt, credit reporting, and more. Staying on top of these laws is more difficult than ever.

In this webinar, the panel will break down the laws and rules going into effect in 2024 that companies need to have on their radar.

“The Rules and Laws Going Into Effect in 2024 That Need to be On Your Radar” 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 including data privacy and ethics. As an advocate for the receivables management industry, he has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. He is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation.

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice Certified as Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance

Donald Maurice

July 12, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher financial services attorney Donald Maurice has been certified as a Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). The LPEC designation recognizes Mr. Maurice as having “the requisite, working knowledge to build and sustain thriving E&C programs to the highest possible standard.”

Mr. Maurice has provided counsel to clients and the financial services industry in matters related to ethics and compliance for over 30 years. During that time, he has written and lectured on both lawyer ethics and ethics and compliance for the consumer financial services industry.

Ten years ago, he developed the ethics program that is a core requirement of the Receivables Management Certification Program (RMCP) administered by the Receivables Management Association International (RMAI). The RMCP’s stated mission is to “provide enhanced consumer protections through rigorous and uniform industry standards of best practice.” Often cited as the “gold standard” due to requirements that go above and beyond those required by law, the program certifies collection agencies, debt buying companies, collection law firms, vendors, and brokers.

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is a membership association and research institution that empowers organizations to build and sustain high-quality ethics & compliance programs. It is the leading provider of independent research about workplace integrity, ethical standards, and compliance processes and practices in public and private institutions.

Established in 1922, ECI comprises the two oldest nonprofits in the ethics & compliance industry, the Ethics Resource Center (d.b.a. the Ethics Research Center) and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (d.b.a. the Ethics & Compliance Association). ECI identifies the practices that improve ethics and compliance program effectiveness and build institutional culture strength. ECI also has an established track record of providing support to organizations seeking to transform their cultures, often in the wake of significant challenges with noncompliance.

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 including data privacy and ethics. As an advocate for the receivables management industry, he has been retained as counsel for amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and frequently testifies before state legislatures. He is outside counsel to RMAI, a regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, and a fellow of the ABA’s American Bar Foundation.