In-House Roundtables: How Corporate Counsel are Managing Consumer Finance Claims/Class Actions, Compliance Challenges, and Enforcement Actions, Selecting and Working with Outside Counsel to Enhance the Client-Attorney Relationship, and
Senior Counsel Consumer Lending and Corporate Regulatory Division
Wells Fargo & Co. Law Department
VP & Assistant General Counsel
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Lisa Kolman Fleischer
Sallie Mae Bank
Director and Counsel, Law Department
Comenity LLC, an Alliance Data Company
Thomas D. Graber
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Litigation Counsel
Bryan Wasmer Dempsey Esq, LEED AP
Vice President and Corporate Counsel
Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC
Michael D. Ferachi
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Kevin S. Willen
Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Regulatory Services DC & Irvine
Senior Litigation Counsel, General Counsel’s Office
MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.
Deborah G. Solmor
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation
Career Education Corporation
Joseph T. Green
TCF Financial Corporation
John G. Short
EVP, Chief Compliance Officer & Governmental Affairs
Fortegra Financial Corporation
Robert T. Mowrey
Locke Lord LLP
- Assessing the chief concerns of corporate counsel
- Considerations when selecting outside counsel: Insights on banks’ selection process for the panel of defense 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
- Top 5 issues that in-house counsel wants their outside counsel to be thinking about
- How are their corporate law departments organized and what issues are unique to their companies?: How these unique issues affect the litigation that they face and their case management strategies
- In-house and outside counsel perspectives on best practices after receiving a letter threatening litigation: Minimizing the costs and managing the logistics of document retention in this situation; How long potentially relevant documentation should be held on to; What do other corporate and outside counsel suggest/do in these situations?
- 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: Minimizing your exposure to future litigation and better managing future litigation
- Escalated complaints: Managing escalated complaints so as to avoid litigation
- How financial institutions are adapting to new and emerging regulations and case law: What changes have been implemented and with what success?
- What does 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: What have corporate counsel experienced so far?; Lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and best practices going forward
- Top 5 concerns of in-house counsel now and in the near-term
- Management of third-party relationships and vendor oversight: Impact of the CFPB
- 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: Successes and failures of such arrangements
- How corporate counsel are responding to internal budgetary pressures
- How capital requirements have impacted legal budgets
- Internal and external cost-cutting: What has worked and what has not
- In-house staffing solutions for stretched legal departments