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Buckley Sandler Webcast: Bank Mortgage Servicing & The False Claims Act - Practical Ways Servicers Can Minimize Their Risks

Andrew Schilling, Michelle Rogers and Ross Morrison presented a Buckley Sandler webcast titled "Bank Mortgage Mortgage Servicing & The False Claims Act - Practical Ways Servicers Can Minimize Their Risks" on September 30, 2014.

As whistleblowers continue to file False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuits in record numbers, and the government’s tally of record settlements grows, mortgage servicers have struggled with ways to identify and manage risk. Increasing complexities in servicing, including loss mitigation practices, HAMP compliance, and servicing transfers make mortgage servicers more vulnerable than ever. Please join us for a webcast focused on FCA litigation and risk management in mortgage servicing. Topics to be covered include:

  • Context: An overview of the recent uptick in FCA cases targeting mortgage servicing practices
  • Statute: The FCA and government and whistleblower (qui tam) claims
  • Stakes: The civil and criminal risks presented by FCA claims in connection with servicing practices
  • Cases: An overview of recent settlements between the government and mortgage lenders and servicers
  • Risk Management: The practical steps servicers can take to minimize their risks of FCA exposure

Who Should Attend: This webcast will be of particular interest to in-house legal, compliance, and risk management personnel in the financial services industry.

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:15 pm ET

Registration required. Please no outside law firms, government agency personnel, consulting firms, or media. After registering and being approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webcast. 

Presenters:

  • Andrew W. Schilling: The former Chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Mr. Schilling established the SDNY's Civil Frauds Unit, which investigates and prosecutes complex financial fraud cases, including False Claims Act cases. Mr. Schilling leads the New York office's government enforcement practice.
  • Michelle L. Rogers: Ms. Rogers has represented clients in matters involving DOJ, CFPB, federal and state bank regulators, HUD, and state attorneys general, and in cases involving the False Claims Act, FIRREA, PFCRA, and UDAAP statutes, among others.
  • Ross E. Morrison: A former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of Civil Appeals in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the SDNY, Mr. Morrison represents companies in False Claims Act and civil fraud investigations involving DOJ and other federal and state agencies.

About Buckley Sandler
With more than 150 lawyers in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London, Buckley Sandler provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of the nation's leading financial institutions as well as other corporate and individual clients. Buckley Sandler provides legal advice in connection with government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation, and transactional, regulatory, and public policy issues.