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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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss Cyber Insurance Needs for ARM Industry

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Jan. 17, 2024 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss cyber insurance needs and requirements for companies in the accounts receivable management industry during a webinar Friday, Jan. 19 at 1 pm ET.

There is perhaps nothing more frustrating and problematic for companies in the ARM industry today than cyber insurance. Premiums and coverage requirements just keep going up while the number of claims seems to just keep going down. There are a lot of potential red flags and things to look out for in cyber insurance coverage.

In this webinar, the panel will share their insights into what the requirements are and what companies should look for when choosing a cyber insurance policy.

“What You Need To Look Out for in Your Cyber Insurance Policies” 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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Discuss 2024’s Top Laws and Rules in ARM Industry

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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 to Discuss Debt Collection Rulemaking, Pending Legislation in New York

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Sept. 7, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will discuss rulemaking efforts underway in both New York City and New York State as well as pending legislation that could change the process through which debts are collected in New York at the Credit and Collection News 18th Annual Credit Grantor Consortium in Philadelphia on Sept. 13.

“Although NYDFS pulled its last proposed amendments, it will issue new amendments soon,” Mr. Maurice says. “Unless DFS makes significant changes, third-party debt collectors and debt buyers collecting consumer debt in New York State will need a top-down reassessment of their existing collection operations to comply with the amendments; and may find it difficult, if not impossible, to use Regulation F’s Model Validation Notice.”

The presentation will explore in depth New York issues impacting the credit and collections industry, both regulatory and litigation, including recent activity from the New York Attorney General.

For more information and to register for the consortium 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

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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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Shannon Miller to Review Motion to Compel Arbitration Strategies

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May 25, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Shannon P. Miller will review the basics of using a motion to compel arbitration as an effective defense tool during an RMAI webinar on Wednesday, May 31 at 9 am PT.

The webinar will also cover common factual and legal hurdles that may need to be overcome for a successful motion, as well as recent caselaw affecting how to present and litigate a successful motion to compel arbitration.

To register for the Receivables Management Association International webinar, click here.

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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Brent Yarborough to Discuss Arbitration of FDCPA Claims

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April 18, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher financial services attorney Brent Yarborough will discuss the influx of arbitration filings in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cases during a webinar for AccountsRecovery.net on Friday, April 21 at 1 pm ET.

Consumers and consumer attorneys are filing more FDCPA cases via arbitration, hoping that collectors will be more willing to settle because the expenses associated with arbitration can be significantly higher than in court.

In this webinar, Mr. Yarborough and panel will break down this trend and what it means for the accounts receivable management industry.

To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

Brent Yarborough is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and the defense of consumer law claims.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Brent Yarborough to Review FDCPA Compliance Strategies

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Feb. 24, 2023 — Maurice Wutscher financial services attorney Brent Yarborough will explain what defines harassment under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and how to stay in compliance during a webinar for AccountsRecovery.net on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 1 pm ET.

What defines harassment under the FDCPA? Often, it is judges who are left to make that distinction, making the definition of harassment not always as black-and-white as collectors wished it was.

In this webinar, Mr. Yarborough and panel will help codify what defines harassment under the FDCPA and explain best practices to help companies comply with the law.

To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

Brent Yarborough is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and the defense of consumer law claims.

Maurice Wutscher’s Brent Yarborough to Discuss Defense Strategies for FDCPA Lawsuits at ACA International Conference

Brent Yarborough

March 8, 2022 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Brent Yarborough will discuss defense strategies for lawsuits brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act at the ACA International IGNITE 2022 Conference on March 17 in Las Vegas.

In his talk, “Served Again! Let’s Talk Next Steps,” Mr. Yarborough will join a panel in discussing how to evaluate a lawsuit for defense or settlement, how to evaluate jurisdiction, what are the necessary facts, when to outsource to local counsel, when to handle in-house, and when to consider bringing out big industry players.

For more information and to register, click here.

Brent Yarborough is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance and the defense of consumer law claims.

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

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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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice to Review State Law Trends in ARM Industry

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Dec. 14, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Donald Maurice will review state law trends in the accounts receivable management industry during a webinar Friday, Dec. 17 at 1 pm ET.

States were very active in 2021 in enacting laws governing the industry and are expected to be just as active, if not more, in 2022.

In this webinar, Mr. Maurice and David Reid, general counsel of Receivables Management Association International, will discuss the key state law changes of 2021, what to look for in the new year, and potential compliance strategies companies can implement to address the new laws.

“ARM Industry State Law Update – 2021 and 2022” 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.

Webinar: Maurice Wutscher’s Alan Hochheiser to Speak on Current Trends in Bankruptcy Litigation

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Oct. 14, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher bankruptcy practitioner Alan Hochheiser will speak on current trends in bankruptcy litigation and how those trends are impacting financial services companies during an RMAI webinar Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 12 pm ET.

The pandemic has brought about significant changes in debt collection and purchasing. In the midst of new regulatory expectations, new consumer protections, and new laws, what does this mean for consumer bankruptcy patterns? Will there be more filings and increased litigation? Mr. Hochheiser will join a panel in exploring these and other key compliance issues.

To register for the Receivables Management Association International webinar, 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.