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Financial Institutions & Services Litigation Group Highlights Key Legal Issues at MBA Conference
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U.S. Supreme Court Allows DOL Interpretation on Overtime for Mortgage Loan Officers
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Platt and Weissgold to speak at MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo 2014

Financial Institutions & Services Litigation Group Highlights Key Legal Issues at MBA Conference

Members of the K&L Gates Financial Institutions & Services Litigation Group will speak on key topics at the upcoming the MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Miami, FL (May 7-10).

Olivia Kelman will review the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) as well as other lending-related requirements of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) on Sunday afternoon (May 7).

Andrew C. Glass will address major litigation and enforcement trends, including cases heard or pending before the Supreme Court and other federal courts on Monday afternoon (May 8).

Paul F. Hancock will discuss fair lending issues affecting business models and practices, a topic of particular interest with the entrance of a new administration, on Monday afternoon (May 8). Paul also will facilitate a fair lending roundtable discussion later that same afternoon.

In addition, many of our group’s attorneys are attending the conference. We look forward to seeing you all in Miami!

U.S. Supreme Court Allows DOL Interpretation on Overtime for Mortgage Loan Officers

By: Thomas H. Petrides, John L. Longstreth

On March 9, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) could issue a controversial “Administrator’s Interpretation,” which had concluded in 2010 that loan officers in the mortgage banking industry generally do not qualify as exempt from overtime under the administrative exemption of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The Supreme Court reversed a ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that had struck down the DOL administrative ruling. The Mortgage Bankers Association had challenged the 2010 Interpretation in court, arguing that because the DOL had previously issued an Opinion Letter in 2006 determining that loan officers could generally qualify as exempt from overtime under the administrative exemption, the DOL could not change its prior position without first issuing a written notice and allowing a comment period pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.  However, the Supreme Court in a 9-0 decision ruled that because the 2006 DOL Opinion Letter was itself merely an interpretation of an existing rule and not a new rule with the force and effect of law, DOL could reverse its prior position and issue a new interpretation without a prior notice and comment rulemaking.

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Platt and Weissgold to speak at MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo 2014

Laurence E. Platt and Nanci L. Weissgold will speak at the MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo 2014 in Orlando, Florida (Feb 18-21).

Larry Platt is scheduled to speak on the panel titled “Servicers, Servicing on Common Ground” and will explore how the new servicing regulations will impact banks, community banks and non-banks each on a different level.

Nanci Weissgold will speak on the panel titled “New Expectations for Borrower Communications” and will discuss how best to integrate CFPB’s continuity of contact and complaint management requirements into a servicer’s operations.

We hope to see you in Orlando!

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