Several of Mayer Brown’s Consumer Financial Services partners will be featured at this month’s Regulatory Compliance Conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

As part of MBA’s Compliance Essentials program (and in support of its Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP) designation), Kris Kully will participate in a panel outlining how the Dodd Frank Act and its regulations continue to change the compliance framework for mortgages. That panel takes place on Sunday, September 17th.

On Monday, September 18th, Melanie Brody will address HMDA issues, including several that are still unresolved as we approach the 2018 effective date.

Also on Monday, Phillip Schulman will participate in a roundtable discussion on the always-hot RESPA Section 8 issues.

On Tuesday, September 19th, Krista Cooley will participate in a panel on mortgage loan servicing. The “Servicing Compliance Developments under the New CFPB Rule” panelists will cover topics including the CFPB’s new regulatory requirements and recent legal decisions impacting mortgage servicing. Krista’s comments will focus on developments in government loan servicing, including recent regulatory reform efforts in this area.

Also on Tuesday, Larry Platt will join a panel of other experts to discuss hot topics in mortgage compliance.

We look forward to seeing you!

The ABA Business Law Section is holding its 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago next week and will offer over 90 CLE programs and many more committee meetings and events.

Mayer Brown’s Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement (FSRE) partner David Beam (Washington DC) will moderate a panel on payment network rules and their impact in the marketplace. FSRE partner Melanie Brody (Washington DC) will participate on a panel on how fintech is changing the way consumer credit offerings work.

FSRE associate Matthew Bisanz (Washington DC) will co-moderate, and FSRE partner Stephanie Robinson (Washington DC) will participate on, a panel discussing innovative enforcement techniques being employed by bank regulators and how the industry can adapt to them. FSRE associate Eric Mitzenmacher (Washington DC) will participate on a panel on bank technology services and marketplace lending developments.

Mayer Brown’s Government Relations partner Mitchell Holzrichter (Chicago) will participate on a panel discussing the life-cycle of public-private partnership projects.

For more information, please visit the event webpage.

Several of Mayer Brown’s Consumer Financial Services partners will be featured at the upcoming Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Miami, sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

On Sunday, May 7, Kris Kully will participate in a Compliance Essentials panel, providing an Overview of Consumer Protection Compliance (the Dodd Frank Rules). Anyone new to the conference, or new to the industry, should make a point to attend that session. Also on Sunday, Melanie Brody will bring the attendees up to date on ECOA litigation, in the Litigation Forum (TILA, RESPA, ECOA, Fair Housing Act).

On Monday, May 8, Larry Platt will head to the dais for the panel on Expedited Processes, Day One Certainty, and More, discussing advancements in origination processes that may render representations and warrants unnecessary and eMortgages a reality. Later that afternoon, Krista Cooley will participate in a panel on Dealing with False Claims Act Matters, providing suggestions for avoiding liability under the statute.

On Tuesday, May 9, Phil Schulman will discuss the status of the PHH case, as well as the Prospect Consent Orders and their effects on marketing and advertising activities. Gus Avrakotos will participate in a panel discussing State Regulatory Developments.

Finally, you won’t want to miss Wednesday’s Conference Supersession, in which Kris Kully will return to address any remaining questions.

Other Mayer Brown partners in the group, including Debra Bogo-Ernst, Holly Bunting, Eric Edwardson, Jon Jaffe, Lucia Nale, and David Tallman, also will be on hand.  See you in Miami!

Kris Kully, of Mayer Brown’s Financial Services and Regulatory Enforcement group, will speak to credit union mortgage lenders at the 20th Annual Conference of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association in Washington, DC.

On September 19th, she will discuss the next wave of compliance regulations and enforcement priorities.  On September 20th, she will participate in a panel discussion of compliance matters ranging from the Department of Labor’s treatment of mortgage loan originators under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s regulation of originator compensation, and any other issues the audience requests!

Five Mayer Brown attorneys in the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement group presented at the American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Boston last week.

Ori Lev spoke on a panel discussing the CFPB’s enforcement track record.  The panel addressed a study by Professor Chris Peterson of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah that provided an empirical analysis of the CFPB’s enforcement cases and Ori’s analysis of the CFPB’s use of its new abusiveness authority.

Matthew Bisanz moderated, and Jeff Taft participated on, a Banking Law Committee panel discussion of current cybersecurity issues for large financial institutions, including the regulatory and enforcement posture of the federal banking agencies; examiner expectations; government response to cyber events at financial institutions; and the relevance of the CFPB’s consent order against Dwolla to larger banking organizations.

David Beam moderated a panel on legal issues presented by various applications of blockchain technology, particularly in connection with consumer financial products.  Panelists included representatives of American Express Company, Capital One, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Alicia Kinsey spoke on a panel discussing BSA/AML compliance challenges for community banks, which included a discussion of FinCEN’s new customer due diligence rule, NYDFS AML/sanctions rule on transaction monitoring and filtering programs, as well as observations on AML compliance issues from regulators from the FRB and NCUA.

Tomorrow, September 13, 2016, Mayer Brown partner Jeff Taft will be speaking at the inaugural Marketplace Lending Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.  Jeff will be on a panel covering “Hot Legal Topics in Marketplace Lending.”

David BeamKeisha Whitehall-Wolfe, and Eric Mitzenmacher also will be attending the conference.

 

Several of Mayer Brown’s Consumer Financial Services partners will be featured at this month’s Regulatory Compliance Conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

On Sunday, September 18th, Kris Kully will participate in the Compliance Essentials Workshop outlining how the Dodd Frank Act changed the regulatory framework for mortgages.  This panel will be useful for attendees looking for an introduction or refresher course in mortgage origination compliance, and those seeking MBA certification.

Also on Sunday the 18th, Krista Cooley will participate on the Servicing Essentials panel, which will include a discussion of the latest updates to the CFPB’s servicing rules, the TCPA, and the FDCPA.

Melanie Brody will participate on a Sunday panel addressing fair lending and HMDA.

Phil Schulman will participate on a panel on Monday, September 19th, discussing how the CFPB’s views affect marketing and advertising campaigns under RESPA. If the Circuit Court releases its opinion in the PHH case before the Conference, Phil will discuss how the court’s opinion will affect future RESPA compliance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Several of Mayer Brown’s Consumer Financial Services partners will be featured at next week’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Denver, sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

On May 2, 2016, Krista Cooley will participate on a panel entitled “Servicing Issues, Including TCPA.”  She will address rules and directives under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and litigation and enforcement actions that continue to affect the mortgage servicing process.

Also on May 2, Melanie Brody will address “Fair Lending and HMDA Data.” She will cover how government agencies use that data to identify targets for fair lending enforcement and to support redlining claims.

On May 3, Phil Schulman will address the state of RESPA enforcement following the recent hearing on the CFPB’s PHH decision before the D.C. Circuit. That case is not likely to be decided for several months and will certainly be subject to further appeals depending on which party receives a favorable opinion.  Phil also will discuss marketing, advertising, promotional, and training activities that are still permissible if done in compliance with the Act.

Also on May 3, Larry Platt will participate on a panel entitled “Government Program Update and What’s New on Repurchases & Indemnifications,” which will outline the latest developments from the Government Sponsored Enterprises, Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other government programs.

On May 4, Ori Lev will participate on a panel on “Self Reporting and Privilege,” which will examine the pros and cons of self reporting to regulatory agencies, how and when to self report, and remediation issues.

Other partners in the group, including Debra Bogo-Ernst, Eric Edwardson, Jon Jaffe, Steve Kaplan, Kris Kully, Lucia Nale, Stephanie Robinson, and David Tallman, also will be on hand.  We look forward to connecting with you in Denver!

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On March 2, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) undertook its first data security enforcement action in a consent order against Dwolla, Inc., a payment network provider that allegedly made deceptive representations about its data security practices. The consent order makes clear that, going forward, consumer financial services companies will have to navigate another set of regulatory expectations as they work to secure consumer data against cyber threats.

On April 21, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT, please join Mayer Brown lawyers Ori Lev, Stephen Lilley and David Tallman for a discussion of the CFPB’s Dwolla enforcement action and its implications for the consumer financial services sector.  Further information and a link for registration can be found here.

On April 18 and 19, 2016, Phil Schulman will be making two presentations to the Real Estate Settlement Service Providers Council (RESPRO) Annual Conference in New Orleans.  The first presentation involves RESPA requirements pertaining to real estate agents, and the second concerns advertising and co-advertising opportunities to settlement service providers, including builders, real estate brokers, lenders and title companies.

Get more information about the RESPRO conference.