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Maurice Wutscher’s Brady Hermann Quoted About Investment Bank’s Suits Against Defector Brokerage Teams

Nov. 17, 2021 ­— Maurice Wutscher attorney Brady Hermann was quoted in a recent AdvisorHub article about an investment bank seeking injunctions in New York state court against brokers leaving to join rival firms.

“If [the bank] has gotten the impression that firms are ‘continuously poaching’ its advisors, it’s predictable that the bank would seek to ‘send a message,'” Mr. Hermann told AdvisorHub. “It also sends a warning to [its] other . . . brokers that, ‘You’ve got to be careful about switching.’”

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 Donald Maurice Named 2021 Super Lawyer

April 2, 2021 — 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 fellow 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’s Donald Maurice Named 2020 Super Lawyer

Donald Maurice attorneyApril 23, 2020 — 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 and serves on the governing Board of Regents of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

He is 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.

Don’t Let COVID-19 Take Control of Your Business, Maurice Wutscher Webinar

COVID-19 Maurice Wutscher WebinarMarch 31, 2020 — Financial services defense and compliance law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP will present a webinar, “Don’t Let COVID-19 Take Control of Your Business,” now available on replay. 

Maurice Wutscher attorneys Donald Maurice and Eric Rosenkoetter will be joined by Adam Wood of GCSrisk, an international service provider for the global credit community, in giving guidance to financial services companies impacted by the coronavirus emergency.

The webinar will examine the unique challenges facing the receivables management industry during the crisis and help employers understand how they can keep their operations working through these unique events. The webinar will also provide an update on developments in state regulation since last week — including a closer look at the NC order released on March 27.  

Click here to register.

For additional updates on the impact of COVID-19 on the financial services industry, click here.

Maurice Wutscher Adds Former Managing Atty of Texas AG’s Consumer Protection Division

Sept. 6, 2019 — National financial services law firm Maurice Wutscher LLP has added Jessica Lesser, 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, Ms. Lesser has two decades of litigation and regulatory compliance experience and is board certified in consumer and commercial law. She has a comprehensive knowledge of federal and state consumer protection laws along with the regulatory framework that affects the consumer finance and technologies industries.

Ms. Lesser will practice in the firm’s Consumer Credit Litigation and Regulatory Compliance groups.

She joins Maurice Wutscher’s skilled team of litigators who specialize in appellate matters, business formation and transactions, class action litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, consumer credit litigation, contested bankruptcies, contested foreclosures, employment litigation, insurance recovery and advisory services, intellectual property litigation, and regulatory compliance in offices throughout the United States.

As a litigator, Ms. Lesser has extensive motion practice and trial experience. This experience lends itself to a strong success in pre-trial disposition through negotiated settlements, summary judgment, and mediation. She has managed a litigation portfolio of nationwide consumer cases involving auto finance, debt collection, mortgage servicing, lending, credit reporting and data security. She focuses on developing a results-oriented strategy that is specific to the client’s needs.

As managing attorney of the largest regional office in the Consumer Protection Division, she conducted consumer protection investigations and civil enforcement actions for deceptive and misleading practices in connection with financial services, telephone sales, lead generation and debt collection. In addition, she participated in special projects with executive and division management and partnered with federal and state regulators to identify concerns and educate the public regarding consumer scams.

Ms. Lesser has also worked as in-house counsel in the financial services sector, including for a title insurance group, a payments services company, a credit reporting agency, and a leading independent automobile finance company.

Among her roles in the corporate sector, she served as lead counsel for her company’s lender services channel for compliance, commercial transactions, regulatory investigations and litigation; as a Chief Privacy Officer, managing the use, collection, and security of consumer information and data; and as a company representative in regulatory investigations regarding credit reporting, privacy and mortgage servicing.

Ms. Lesser is the former chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Advisory and Exam Commission (Consumer and Commercial Law) and past chair of the Consumer and Commercial Law Section, State Bar of Texas. She is admitted to practice in Texas and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Jessica Lesser may be reached at (469) 828-8106 or via email at [email protected].

Maurice & Needleman Combines with McGinnis Wutscher to Form Maurice Wutscher

April 27, 2015 — Financial services law firms Maurice & Needleman and McGinnis Wutscher today announced they have joined forces to better serve their clients in key cities nationwide. The alliance now enables the two firms to provide the services of 24 lawyers in 10 offices in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West.

As Maurice Wutscher, the firm will focus in the areas of consumer credit defensive litigation, commercial banking litigation, regulatory compliance, insurance recovery and advisory services, professional liability defense and ethics matters.

The firm’s attorneys are leaders and influencers in the area of consumer financial services law. They are among the few in the nation to be board certified, are recognized as Super Lawyers, serve in leadership positions in industry associations and regularly publish and speak before national audiences.

“The merger paves an exciting path. Our two firms have complementary strengths and synergies, as well as shared commitments to providing unparalleled client service, efficiency, and thought leadership,” firm Principal Ralph Wutscher said.

“The combination of our firms adds a depth of legal talent and skills that allows us to provide representation in nearly all major markets within the country,” said firm Principal Donald Maurice.

For more information, visit www.mauricewutscher.com.