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Consumer Perspectives on Mortgage Litigation Trends

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC
Date: April 30, 2015

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Katrina Christakis moderates a panel of plaintiff’s class action attorneys and consumer advocates on mortgage litigation trends and current claims.

Event Highlights:
In addition to unparalleled networking opportunities, the conference will provide attendees with a revamped agenda reflecting the latest insights and expert advice from our exceptional faculty on defending against lending, servicing and foreclosure litigation, and will keep you ahead of the curve with regard to increased enforcement efforts and the evolving regulatory paradigm at both the federal and state level. New sessions for this April include:

    • In-house perspectives on strategies for managing litigation and the costs of compliance in this increased regulatory environment, enhancing relationships with outside counsel, and working with reduced budgets and smaller staff
    • The CFPB’s far reaching impact on the residential mortgage industry: how the mortgage servicing standards have affected the industry, pending rulemaking (HMDA), bureau enforcement, examinations, investigations, administrative actions and suits regarding originations and servicing; and overarching issues involving UDAA
    • The TILA- RESPA integrated disclosure rul
    • Front line federal government insights on the current state of the industry: regulatory and enforcement priorities and how to prepare for and respond to examinations and supervision in a multi-agency environmen
    • State government perspectives on recent key developments in the industry and working with federal regulators (CFPB and others) on regulatory and enforcement initiative
    • Fair lending critical updates: the Supreme Court’s review of the ‘Disparate Impact Rule’; increased enforcement by regulators including the CFPB; using UDAAP where other statutes or regulations fail; the latest litigation strategies and recent themes and issue
    • The borrower’s perspective: insights from the plaintiffs’ ba
    • Mortgages in bankruptcy: prevailing against the latest bankruptcy litigation claim
    • Recent class action and mass action trends, examining key state nuances and developments in hotbed jurisdiction
    • Challenges arising in mortgage servicing: fallout from the servicing rules, issues arising from mortgage servicing transfers, litigation and enforcement concerns, servicer liability under the FDCPA and the FCRA, determining and implementing best practices, defending against new and innovative borrower claims, and mor
    • Establishing standing, defending against persisting claims relating to MERS, overcoming contested foreclosures, and responding to borrower counterclaims and stall tactic
    • Loss mitigation, loan modification and HAMP: new loan modification litigation risks modifications and REO; continuity of loss mitigation for “in-flight” loan mods, and mor
    • The current wave of lender-placed insurance and private mortgage insurance claims: government action, private lawsuits, trends of claims surviving early stages of litigation, class wide settlement feature
  • Enhancing your third party vendor management and diligence standards over service providers in an environment of heightened regulatory expectations

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