This exciting program will analyze emerging trends in litigation and related compliance concerns involving the origination, servicing, and foreclosure of residential mortgage loans. Our diverse panelists, comprised of leading financial services attorneys Andrew Stutzman, Jamie Siler, Reid Manley, and Mark Knuckles, will consider emerging defenses and claims under state and federal law arising during and through the life of a mortgage loan, with special attention on loss mitigation, credit reporting, collection, foreclosure, and title issues. The panelists will explore potential changes to come.
Andrew K. Stutzman is a Philadelphia trial lawyer who founded and co-chairs the financial services litigation practice at Stradley Ronon. Andrew resolves complex disputes through litigation, especially finance-related matters. He has tried civil cases of diverse subject matters in many state, federal and ADR courts throughout his career and assisted in the defense of government investigations and criminal proceedings. Andrew’s team resolves disputes involving consumer or commercial financial products or services.
Jamie originally joined MSA in 1997. His practice focused on creditor-rights and commercial litigation including foreclosures, real-property litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, mechanic’s liens and bankruptcy. In 2005, Jamie became a vice president and in-house counsel of Aurora Loan Services, a Lehman Brothers company, gaining significant experience in the mortgage lending and servicing industry.
Jamie returned to MSA on May 5, 2008 as a shareholder, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in litigation matters across the country, a first-hand appreciation for the challenges facing our firm’s clients, and an in-depth knowledge of relevant law including federal preemption, the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Colorado’s new mortgage lending and broker laws and regulations.
Reid Manley is a partner at Burr & Forman LLP which maintains offices in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Delaware. Reid practices in the firm's Litigation section, specializing in financial services litigation. Reid represents consumer finance and mortgage companies throughout the country. Reid has defended clients in single plaintiff cases, as well as mass actions and class actions filed by consumers. Reid also represents mortgage companies and correspondent lenders in repurchase and/or make-whole disputes. He also handles general commercial litigation. Reid is a member of the bar in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, and West Virginia. Reid is a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, an association of attorneys from the United States and Canada who are highly skilled and experienced in the preparation of real estate mortgage, lending transactions secured by real estate, and related practices. Reid is also a Fellow in the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Membership in the College is limited to those lawyers whose principal practice is in the fields of consumer financial services law, who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer law and who have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law through teaching, lecturing and published writings. Also, Reid is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel ("FDCC"), which is an international group composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction. The FDCC is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits. Reid currently is a member of the Board of Directors and holds other positions within the organization.