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Maurice Wutscher Attorneys to Speak on Bankruptcy, Compliance at RMAI Conference

Donald Maurice
alan hochheiser

Jan. 31, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorneys Alan Hochheiser and Donald Maurice will speak on bankruptcy, compliance, legislative, and regulatory matters impacting the receivables management industry at RMAI’s annual conference in Las Vegas Feb. 7-10.

Mr. Hochheiser will discuss the current state of bankruptcy litigation, including the interest, fees, and costs issues of FRBP 3001 and stay violations, and the status of proposed bankruptcy legislation.

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.

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. He currently serves as chair of 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.

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’s list of New Jersey Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the worldwide guide to lawyers.

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 [he] simply provided his new contact information, that likely would not be considered a solicitation,” he said. “However, if during the conversation he discussed the benefits of moving their account, or the benefits his new employer can provide that [the former manager] cannot, that could certainly be viewed as a solicitation.”

Brady Hermann is senior counsel in the Boston and New York offices of Maurice Wutscher LLP. He regularly represents financial services companies including banks, broker-dealers, financial advisors, financial asset buyers and third party debt collectors in individual, class action and regulatory matters. He has successfully represented clients throughout the country against claims for violations of securities laws, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and various state consumer protection statutes.

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 Dallas office of national business and financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP, Jessica Lesser is a proven civil trial attorney with expertise in the regulatory framework of consumer finance, lending, and technology. A former managing attorney in the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, she has two decades of litigation and regulatory compliance experience and is board certified in consumer and commercial law.