Tag Archives: data privacy and security

Maurice Wutscher Attorney Donald Maurice to Speak on How to Protect Your Company After a Data Breach

Donald MauriceApril 3, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will review the steps companies should take to protect themselves following a data breach at the 19th annual Credit and Collection News Conference in Sonoma, Calif. on April 12.

The financial sector suffered the most data breaches of any industry in 2023 according to a recent article in Fortune Magazine. Mr. Maurice will discuss what is driving this trend in the debt collection space and what companies should do following a data breach, including common mistakes to avoid and best practices to follow. The presentation will include case studies, compliance takeaways, and the responses by federal and state regulators.

For more information and to register for the conference 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/.

This communication is published by the law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP and may be considered attorney advertising under the ethical rules of certain jurisdictions. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak on Auto Asset Class, Legislation, Compliance at RMAI Conference

Jan. 30, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will speak on the auto asset class and legislative, regulatory and compliance matters impacting the receivables management industry at RMAI’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 5-8.

Mr. Hochheiser will participate in a discussion of the auto asset class including buying, selling and servicing portfolios, legal considerations and the industry landscape.

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. He will also discuss developments in AI laws and regulations.

For more information about the Receivables Management Association International conference, click here.

Alan Hochheiser is a leading practitioner in the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. 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 Thomson Reuters’ list of Ohio Super Lawyers, ALM’s list of Cleveland’s Top-Rated Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers. He currently chairs the ABA Business Law Section Consumer Bankruptcy Committee.

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.

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice, Keith Wier to Discuss Data Security Issues in Debt Collection at Southwest ACA Conference

Keith Wier
Donald Maurice

Oct. 17, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Keith Wier will discuss current data security issues impacting debt collection at the 2023 Annual Southwest ACA Conference & Expo on Oct. 25 in Pottsboro, Texas.

In their talk, Mr. Maurice and Mr. Wier will explain the new Texas Data Privacy and Security Act and other recent laws and regulations regulating data and information, which require data breach notifications. They will review what debt types may be exempted and what types may be covered, discuss the minimal requirements a collection agency should have in place and provide an overview of tools and resources available at low or no cost. They will also break down the ins-and-outs of cybersecurity insurance and what agencies should consider when purchasing cyber insurance.

For more information and to register for the Southwest Collectors Association’s annual conference, 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.

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.

Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak on Data Privacy, Compliance at RMAI Conference

Donald Maurice
alan hochheiser

Feb. 1, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will speak on data privacy, compliance, legislative, and regulatory matters impacting the receivables management industry at RMAI’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 6-9.

Mr. Hochheiser will discuss current issues in the receivables management industry and share insights on how to mitigate risk and stay compliant.

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. He will also discuss federal developments in data privacy and security laws and regulations.

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. Mr. Hochheiser chairs the ABA Business Law Section’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. He has been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of Ohio Super 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’ list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice, Brent Yarborough to Discuss Safeguards Rule Compliance at ACA Int’l Convention

Brent Yarborough
Donald Maurice

July 18, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Brent Yarborough will demonstrate how small and medium enterprises can economically undertake the necessary steps to come into compliance with the new requirements of the Safeguards Rule at the ACA International Convention & Expo on July 21 in Orlando.

Companies engaged in consumer debt collection have until Dec. 9 to align their data protection programs with recent regulatory amendments to the Safeguards Rule. The rule, first promulgated in 2002 under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, regulates the data privacy practices of financial institutions, which covers debt collectors and debt buyers as well as originating creditors.

In “Get Your Company Ready Today for the New Safeguards Rule,” the panelists will review the procedures and controls covered entities and their vendors must implement to be in compliance. Also joining the panel will be Fred Langston of Critical Insight, Inc.

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, healthcare and financial services companies nationwide in regulatory and compliance matters.

Brent Yarborough is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and the defense of consumer law claims, representing financial institutions, debt buyers, and law firms.