Paul Belanger, Dawn Jetten, and Vladimir Shatiryan of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto, Canada, provide helpful insights into cross-border lending by U.S. institutions into the Canadian market. Andrea Shaw of TD Bank, NA, and Adrianna DeRice of the University of Maine, both in Portland, ME, provide a witty and insightful commentary on the disparate impact analysis under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Robert Jaworski, of Reed Smith LLP in Princeton, NJ, offers his views on the application of the Sixth Circuit's decision in Carter v. Welles-Bowen, Inc. on HUD's affiliated business arrangement test. Elizabeth Bohn of Carlton Fields in Miami, FL, has provided a survey of recent CFPB's issues in the area of mortgage lending and servicing. Adam Hall of Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City, OK, offers advice on commercial transactions issues. Steve Harvey of Steve Harvey Law LLC and Seth Stern provide a very timely analysis of a March 21, 2014 decision from the D.C. Circuit that constitutes a significant victory for banks and credit unions. Valerie Hamm of The Hamm Law Group in Tampa, FL, offers her views on the FDIC's guidance issued last fall regarding D&O liability policies. Nancy Sparrow and Carolyn Payne from e-farmcredit.com in Louisville, KY point out some common pitfalls of the amended ECOA valuations rule. Finally, Stephen Hladik, Pamela Cunningham, and Gordon Miller, of Hladik, Onorato & Pearlstine, LLP, in North Wales, PA, discuss the potential liability of MERS for assignment of mortgage recording fees.
This collection of authors, who come from throughout the U.S. and from Canada, who are in-house counsel as well as practitioners at a variety of firms from small boutique shops to among the largest international law firms, and who practice in a wide variety of areas of financial services law, truly show that the Banking Law Committee is a big tent that offers something for members of all backgrounds.
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