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Monday, October 26, 2020 - Opening Day

11:15 PM – 12:30 PM Eastern
Opening Remarks & Balancing What’s Required vs. Necessary

Join us for opening remarks, including a brief overview of the conference along with a few tips & tricks (e.g. claiming continuing education (CE) credits, navigating sessions, sponsors & special social events), then we will go right into our first session.

Finding a balance between what is required and what is necessary can be challenging. Sometimes the practical application of compliance rules and regulations can be difficult. When do you advise management to slow down and press the brakes, and when do you allow them to push on the gas a bit more? In the first session of the conference, we’ll be discussing how to balance daily forces to create a positive environment that increases profit, while limiting regulatory risk.

Jeff Jaffee – Director Consumer Protection Compliance Enterprise Risk Management Division, Freddie Mac
Loretta Kirkwood – Vice President, Compliance, QuestSoft
Troy Garris – Partner, Garris Horn LLP

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
Regulator Hot Topics & Concerns

Join with a panel of regulators and industry experts as they discuss current and future compliance issues including trends in examinations, HMDA challenges, the election and effect on regulatory enforcement, the emergence of “mini CFPB’s” and more. This session is sure to be one of the most attended events of the conference so sign up early.

Donna Murphy – Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk Policy, OCC
Josh Kotin – Partner, Buckley LLP
Rod Alba – SVP, Real Estate Finance, Mortgage, ABA

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Meet & Greet Break Time

Advanced surveys are being sent to registrants prior to the conference. Come join us in the QuestSoft Lounge where we will gather with some of our speakers and QuestSoft staff to discuss the results of these surveys and notable points of interest.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern
The Rapid Race Ahead to Digital Compliance & Risk Management

Our first day wraps up with something affecting us all, the leap to digitalization in almost all aspects of lending. The pace of digital mortgage has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, smashing the “We’ve always done it this way” premise. Discover what to expect over the coming year and what trends will emerge in the next five years. This session will provide practical ways to anticipate, adjust and adapt to these upcoming changes and what the impact will be on HMDA, CRA, Fair Lending, state rules, fraud risk and data point quality.

Josh Weinberg – President, Firstline Compliance LLC
Mainaki Joseph – Director, Internal Audit Department, Discover
Rick Hill – Vice President, Industry Technology, MBA

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern

Virtual Happy Hour

Join us in the QuestSoft Lounge to end Day One with relaxation and a bit of merriment at our Virtual Happy Hour with our very own mixologist and a custom conference drink. (Alcoholic & non-alcoholic options will be available!) This virtual event will blend in tips, tricks, and trivia from one of the world’s leading authorities on bartending.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - Second Day

11:15 PM – 12:30 PM Eastern
Announcements & SPECIAL SESSION – Let’s Improve HMDA Together

We will cover some important information to guide you through Day Two of the conference to ensure you get the most out of the event. Then we will launch into our first session of the day.

After a few years with expanded HMDA data collection, a new submission process, and changes to thresholds for reporting; what have we learned? Join a discussion with the CFPB on how we can initiate positive engagement to improve HMDA together. This means making the process easier for lenders while addressing the intent of the regulation, as well as community engagement and the purposes of HMDA policymaking. Attendees are encouraged to submit suggestions for improvements here to the CFPB panelists prior to the live session.

Eric Spry – Program Manager for HMDA Operations, CFPB
Patrick Orr – Policy Analyst, Research, Markets and Regulations, CFPB
Tim Lambert – Senior Counsel – Office of Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity, CFPB
Jason Dietrich – Section Chief, Research, Markets and Regulations, CFPB

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
Being Fair, Responsible, & Profitable

Fair and responsible lending is a constant concern. Discover how to maintain an effective fair lending program without overburdening lenders or the lending process. The key is to develop a proactive approach that encourages and promotes profitability while maintaining high standards and a strong fair lending reputation. Learn to define and implement a fair lending program that helps you avoid the pitfalls of a production vs. compliance battle.

Josh Kotin – Partner, Buckley LLP
Rich Horn – Partner, Garris Horn LLP

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Meet & Greet – Break Time

Take a break or join us in the QuestSoft Lounge where you can meet the session speakers, discuss survey results or simply hang out with other conference attendees and the QuestSoft team.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

CRA Today – What’s Next?

CRA has been the focus of regulators, community groups, industry associations, and financial institutions for the past several years. Most agree that change is needed, and the OCC has initiated that change for the banks they regulate. The examination process has been evolving to incorporate elements of CRA modernization without an actual change to the regulation. This session will address current and future challenges of adapting to whatever comes next.

Darren Welch – Counsel, Litigation; Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Krista Shonk – Vice President, Regulatory Compliance & Policy, ABA
Len Suzio – President, GeoDataVision

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

NMLS Mortgage Call Report – Where’s NMLS 2.0?

A new and more streamlined version of the NMLS Call Report (NMLS MCR 2.0) was originally set to be implemented two years ago but has faced multiple delays. This session will cover recent developments in NMLS MCR 2.0, as well as provide information on the most frequent Mortgage Call Report errors, as well as recommendations for building positive and successful relationships with the various agencies, examiners, and more.

Katy Ryan – Partner, Buckley LLP
Rich Cortes – Principal Financial Examiner, State of Connecticut

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern

Virtual Happy Hour

Join us again in the QuestSoft Lounge to end Day Two with some much-needed relaxation. Bring along your drink of choice from yesterday and prepare for a mix of interaction, excitement, fast-paced fun, and thought-provoking trivia challenges. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of these games. Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Final Day

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Eastern

HMDA – Big Data, Big Questions for the Future

With two years of expanded HMDA data, what has the CFPB and our industry learned? New risks are emerging based on industry analysis performed by regulators, community groups and the media. Discover the trends in recent regulatory examinations and how regulators are using the expanded data to view individual institution performance and the industry as a whole.

David Kogut – Principal, Charles River Associates
Jason Dietrich – Section Chief, Research, Markets and Regulations, CFPB

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern

Telling Your Story

Preparing for a regulatory examination is not an event, it is a process. The key is in actively reviewing and monitoring not only compliance risks, but also process change. A successful exam is dependent upon telling your story in a way that examiners see a culture of compliance throughout the organization. Discover the do’s and don’ts of telling your institution’s story, as well as successful strategies for achieving positive outcomes in an examination.

Austin Brown – Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Nima Vahdat – EVP General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Americor
Sharon Whitaker – Vice President | Real Estate Finance, ABA

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

2021 – A New Beginning / What’s to Come

This final session tackles the question of “What’s Next?” The year 2020 has seen a significant shift across the industry largely influenced by economic, political, technical and societal pressures. This session will address the acceleration of automation and how it has impacted the industry and what is yet to come through vendor consolidation. Will the new year’s business strategy be to adapt more resources to traditionally underserved markets? Together, what can we do to make our industry better and more responsive to the needs of our country and communities?

Kitty Ryan – Vice President and Senior Counsel, Fair and Responsible Banking, ABA
Jeff Jaffee – Director Consumer Protection Compliance Enterprise Risk Management Division, Freddie Mac
Jeff Naimon – Partner, Buckley LLP

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