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 Thursday, July 11
 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Registration  Chicago Foyer
 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Servicer Roundtable (Servicer's Only)

 Cannes

 6:15 pm  Meet to walk to Restaurant  Hotel Foyer
 6:30 pm  Cocktails & Dinner  Carmine's
     
 Friday, July 12
 7:30 am - 2:00 pm  Registration  Grand Ballroom Foyer
 7:30 am - 8:15 am  Breakfast & Roundtable Discussions  Chicago Ballroom
 8:15 am - 8:30 am  Convene to Session Room  
 8:30 am - 9:45 am  Session 1: Mortgage Servicing  Paris Ballroom

 

Title: Management and resolution of common borrower complaints – Art or Science?

 

Description: Borrower complaints populate AG and CFPB portals, continue to be underreported and tracked and if ignored can fuel expensive legal action and risk. This session will bring servicer and legal counsel together to evaluate and root cause the most common types of complaints as well as emerging complaint trends, best practices to avoid them as well strategies to manage, track and resolve them.

 

Learning Objective: Attendees will learn about the most common types of complaints, some effective strategies to track and manage them as well as some groundbreaking processes that have helped some servicers reduce the number and severity of suits originating from complaints.

 

Moderator: Julie Moran, Esq. - Orlans PC 

Panelists: Andy Saag - Sirote & Permutt, PC ; Michael J. Feiwell - Feiwell & Hannoy, PC ; 

Douglas Oliver - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC ; Will Doby - Rushmore Management Services

 

  9:45 am - 10:15 am  Refreshment Break  Grand Ballroom Foyer
  10:15 am - 11:30 am  Session 2: Bankruptcy  Paris Ballroom

 

Title: Mortgage Servicing in Bankruptcy:  Hot Topics in Bankruptcy

 

Description: This panel will discuss a wide variety of issues challenging mortgage servicer in consumer bankruptcy.  This panel will provide critical insights from the perspective of GSE’s and law firms regarding recent challenges from trustee’s, government and consumer advocates in servicer compliance with the bankruptcy code, local rules and practice and the mortgage servicing rules.

 

Learning Objective: Attendees will gain critical knowledge on fee recoverability issues to implement effective procedures in the filing of Proofs of Claim, reducing risk and improving accuracy.   The panel will offer attendees a deep dive into the Final Report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, offering insight into the possible direction of future bankruptcy laws, rules and practices .   The session will conclude by providing attendees updates on the status and treatment of late filed claims under the new rules, a review of the first year of CFPB  modified bankruptcy statements and a comprehensive review of relevant and consequential recent case law.   Attendees will depart this session with extensive knowledge and proactive solutions to the current issues and concerns of servicing loans in bankruptcy.

 

Moderator: Joel Giddens - Wilson & Associates, PLLC

Panelists: Michael S. Arnovitz - Reimer Law Co. ; Marcy J. Ford - Trott Law, P.C. ; 

Todd Barton - Fannie Mae ; Daniel A. West - SouthLaw, PC

 

 11:30 am - 12:00 pm  Hotel Checkout & Go to Luncheon  
 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm  Keynote Luncheon  Chicago Ballroom

 

Title: Reining in the Administrative State

 

Description: In this session, Peter J. Wallison will discuss his new book, “Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State.” Since the New Deal, the administrative and regulatory agencies of the US government have become increasingly powerful—to the point where these agencies, and not Congress, seem to be the principal lawmakers for the United States. For example, in the last 25 years, these agencies have issued over 3000 rules in every year, for a total of more than 101,000. This is not what the Framers had in mind. They created a Constitution of separated powers, in which all law-making authority was vested in Congress; the executive branch, which includes the administrative agencies, was only supposed to enforce the laws. The growth in the power and importance of the administrative state has occurred because Congress has been willing to give the executive branch legislative powers, and the courts have failed to intercede and protect the constitutional separation of powers. Mr. Wallison argues that only the Supreme Court can rebalance the system today, by exhibiting the fortitude to take on the elected branches.

 

Learning Objective: The learning objectives from the session with Peter Wallison will be knowledge of (i) why the administrative and regulatory agencies of the federal government have become so powerful, (ii) why that could challenge the separation of powers in the US Constitution and possibly even the legitimacy of  the republican form of government in the  United States, and (iii) how the Supreme Court can right the ship by modifying or eliminating the Chevron decision and restoring restrictions on the ability of Congress to delegate its legislative authority to the executive branch.

 

Moderator: Robert J. Wichowski, Esq. - Bendett & McHugh, PC

Panelist: Peter J. Wallison - American Enterprise Institute

 

 1:25 pm - 1:30 pm  Convene to Session Room
 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Session 3: Compliance  Paris Ballroom

 

Title: Compliance and Ethics – how to integrate and manage the maze of new laws and regulations

 

Description: Keeping up with the ever changing landscape of regulations and case law can make internal compliance and compliance auditing seem like a maze.  Using both the Obduskey decision as well as the newly proposed debt collection regulations as the backdrop to navigating the maze, this panel will explore the compliance and risk audit issues raised by the case and proposed regulations, the challenges presented to both the servicer and law firm, and how to effectively manage any changes to maximize efficiencies for all parties.  The panel will further review how ethical considerations may play a role in resolving potential conflicts between attorney and client in navigating the maze to resolve compliance issues.

 

Learning Objective: While taking a detailed look at the Supreme Court Case, Obduskey, together with the CFPB proposed debt collection regulations, attendees will learn how to identify potential compliance risks.  The discussion will cover the review and potential modification of audit checklists as well as policies and procedures.   As panelists examine applicable ethical rules and considerations related to modifying and managing compliance and auditing programs, attendees will gain insight and potential questions to be answered with respect to their own compliance and auditing programs.  The goal is to ensure statutory observance and ethical observance in this tricky area of default servicing.

 

Moderator: Caren Castle - The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation

Panelists: Donna M. Case-Rossato - McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC ; Wendy Lee, Esq. - McCarthy & Holthus, LLP ; Elizabeth M. DeSilva - Ditech Financial LLC

 
 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm  Refreshment Break  Grand Ballroom Foyer
 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm  Session 4: Litigation  Paris Ballroom

 

Title: Litigation Hot Topics

 

Description: This session will explore and discuss the hot topics, current trends and important issues in default related litigation.  The panel will discuss recent court opinion, new statutes and  recent developments.  We will explore topics including servicing transfers, business records, lost note issues, and notice requirements.

 

Learning Objective: Session attendees will be educated to the current state of pressing and important issues in the default servicing arena.

 

Moderator: Robert J. Wichowski, Esq. - Bendett & McHugh, PC

Panelists: Edward W. Kirn, Esq. - Powers Kirn, LLC ; Tod B. Edel - Fannie Mae ; Courtney Thompson - Flagstar Bank ; Jeffrey D. Weisserman - Trott Law, PC

 

      

 

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