Legal League 100 Webinars

Litigation: Changing Times, Changing Litigation

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2023 
Much has changed in the default servicing industry since the pandemic.  Join Legal League to hear a distinguished panel of attorneys discussing the challenges in litigating in the post-COVID landscape.  This will be a fantastic panel, so don’t miss out!  Our panel will be talking about a number of different topics:
  1. New York’s Foreclosure Abuse Prevention Act and Statute of Limitation issues;
  2. Defenses under the Housing and Economic Development Act;
  3. Strict versus substantial compliance concerning HUD pre-foreclosure requirements;
  4. Current issues in class actions;
  5. Litigating from the GSE perspective;
  6. Sovereign Citizen defenses; and
  7. The logistics of litigating post-COVID:  hearings and discovery.



The Current Status of the HAF Program

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023 

Join the Legal League to review the current status of the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) program. The Special Interest Working Group Committee recently released a white paper on the status of HAF Funds. This webinar will cover the essentials of that paper, including: an overview of the HAF program and the process, status and differentiators in key states, how the HAF funds are and will continue to affect foreclosure and bankruptcy, and what is the impact HAF funds will have on servicers moving forward.

Presenters include select authors of the paper—Brooke Sanchez, David Demers, and David Friedman—as well as Toniqua Green, who will be serving as moderator due to her extensive knowledge of HAF as the VP of Corporate Social Responsibility at Mr. Cooper.


Legal League & American Mortgage Diversity Council Webinar | Understanding DEI and ESG

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 
DEI initiatives and compliance are always progressing. However, these terms and ideas and criteria have begun to become critical to business relationships and contracts. ESG has become a regular headline in the news and topic at conferences because of a significant increase in its impact on doing business. During this webinar we are uniting the forces of Legal League and American Mortgage Diversity Council to bring you thought leaders who can help answer questions like: What is ESG? How is it measured. ESG and DEI: what are the similarities and differences of ESG and DEI? And perhaps most important to you and your team: How will ESG and DEI affect the way we are doing business now and in the future?

Foreclosure 2023: Leading the Way

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 
Join us on International Women’s Day to hear from a panel of Women Executives in our industry. The distinguished panel foreclosure discussion will include eNotes, Loss Mitigation, Staffing,  Mergers and other hot topics in Mortgage Servicing.

Looking Back & Projecting Forward in 2023

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 
Join us to hear from a distinguished panel of default servicers, attorneys, and data analysts to prepare for the new year. Our panel will discuss 2023 and what we can expect by the way of volumes based on the latest data. Learn the latest facts and figures from both foreclosures, bankruptcies, and forbearance programs, combined with an analysis of unemployment, equity, and dispositions. Servicers and Law Firms will share how they are using the data to forecast staffing and operations, and how the data is shifting their focus for 2023. Key topics also include the impact of FHFA, HAF funds, and how projection models need to change based on the most current data.

Review of the 2021 Amendments to Regulation F (FDCPA)

Presented by: Legal League 100 Webinar Series 
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
There are many questions surrounding the amendments to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (Regulation F). This webinar will answer the most important questions, as well as cover any special rules, and clarifications needed, and what impact it will have on your work.

The Electronic Explosion: eSignatures, eNotes, and You!

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 

Daniel Chilton, Partner, RAS Legal
Christopher DeNardo, Managing Partner, PA/NJ LOGS Legal Group LLP
Sharon Horstkamp, Chief Legal Officer, MERSCORP Holdings
David Whitaker, Counsel, DLA Piper LLP
Join us for a wide-ranging session on eSignatures and eNotes. Learn from one of the authors of the Federal eSignature Statute along with MERS General Counsel to explore the origination, storing, and transferring of eNotes. Our speakers have an in-depth knowledge of the subject to share in an interesting and easy-to-learn format. If you are still wanting to “put the pieces together” to understand the electronic processes; this webinar is for you.

Legal League 100’s Litigation Webinar

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2022 

Ryan Bourgeois, General Counsel/Compliance Officer – Partner, BDF Law Group
Renee Brooks, Group Vice President | Legal Risk | Mortgage Default Truist Financial
Sharon Horstkamp, Chief Legal Officer, MERSCORP Holdings Deloise Browne-Milner, Sr. Operations Manager, Freddie Mac
Andrew Gordon, Arvest bank-Mortgage Division, Arvest Bank
Charlotte Ritz, Associate General Counsel
Blake Strautins, Managing Partner, Kluever & Platt


During the webinar, we will be discussing:
  • GSE Litigation (Escalations, Compliance and Settlement)|
  • Trend of Deposition Increases for Servicers
  • Financial Abuse/Fraud
  • Evidentiary Issues over Proof of Mailing
  • HAF Funds Update
  • Surplus Funds and surrounding issues

Bankruptcy Changes: What Servicers and Law Firms Need to Know

Presented by: Legal League 100 Special Initiatives Working Group 
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Hilary Bonial, Managing Director, Bonial & Associates, P.C.

Kara Gustitus, AVP of Bankruptcy, Mr. Cooper
Allen Myers, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
Sherri Smith, Senior Associate, Pincus Law Group
Tony Van Ness, Founder/Managing Attorney, Van Ness Law Firm, PLC
Join us as we examine how pending changes in bankruptcy rules and consumer protection may impact the default servicing industry. There are proposed changes to the bankruptcy rules, as well as a request for comments in regard to alleged “junk fees” by the CFPB, that may restrict recoverability down the road. We will also discuss a bankruptcy case out of New York that could have a positive impact for servicing.