Part 2: In-House Insights: How Corporate Counselare Managing Consumer Finance Claims/ClassActions…

October 24, 2014 9:10am


Kristina Maritczak
General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer
Maritczak Legal Group (MLG)

Karim Hatata
Senior Counsel
Ocwen Financial Corporation – US

Sarah Jahner Mahloch
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Planet Home Lending, LLC

Jim McMurray
Deputy General Counsel
Springleaf Finance Inc.

Katie Zugsay
Corporate Counsel
Southwest Credit

Sarah Stroebel
Senior Corporate Counsel
U.S. Bank Legal Department

Orly Z. Elson
Associate Counsel
Prospect Mortgage, LLC

Moderator for both panels

Hunter R. Eley

Doll Amir & Eley LLP

  • Assessing the chief concerns of corporate counsel
  • Considerations when selecting outside counsel
  • Perspectives on the trend of pairing down the number of law firms with which a company engages
  • How in-house counsel are working to enhance their relationships with outside counsel
  • In-house counsel expectations of outside counsel
  • Advising outside counsel on how to better support in-house counsel
  • How are their corporate law departments organized and what issues are unique to their companies?
  • In-house and outside counsel perspectives on best practices after receiving a letter threatening litigation
  • Strategies corporate counsel use to manage litigation
  • How does managing and defending a large-scale case or class action differ from managing and defending a smaller case?
  • Lessons learned from past litigation
  • Escalated complaints
  • How financial institutions are adapting to new and emerging regulations and case law
  • What do corporate counsel find to be the most challenging aspects of revamping compliance procedures and policies in the wake of Dodd-Frank?
  • Managing and responding to government enforcement actions, investigations, and demands
  • Top 5 concerns of in-house counsel now and in the near-term
  • Management of third-party relationships and vendor oversight
  • Assessing creative and effective ways for corporate counsel to manage the fees defense counsel charge for class action work
  • The rise of the alternative fee arrangement: is it succeeding or fizzling out?
  • Corporate counsel insights into innovative billing arrangements that law firms have implemented
  • How corporate counsel are responding to internal budgetary pressures
  • How capital requirements have impacted legal budgets
  • Internal and external cost-cutting
  • In-house staffing solutions for stretched legal departments