SEPTEMBER 10 | 1:00 - 2:45 PM

Data Security: Mortgage Is Under Attack. Battle Stations, People!
Small and Mid-Size Company Protection Strategies

Topics to be covered include Ransomware, Phishing, Wire Fraud, New York and other state Cybersecurity laws, Data Breach laws, federal and state enforcement (e.g., FTC, CFPB, banking regulators), and class actions.

Welcome to “New Reality.” The mortgage industry is a rich target for cybercriminals, and also for regulatory enforcement and lawsuits.  Mortgage companies have sensitive data, complicated processes, and numerous people in different institutions working in each transaction. Companies must prepare, but how? This bootcamp focuses on developing practical approaches to building cost-effective systems designed to mitigate the risk of a catastrophic event.

Who should attend?  Principals, senior management, Chief Information Security Officers, in-house counsel, compliance officers.

Limited Seating:  Only the first 40 people will be admitted.

Price:  Early Bird - $149 (ends July 31), Regular Price - $179


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Roger Fendelman

Roger Fendelman is a regulatory compliance expert and mortgage technology pioneer, providing expert guidance to mortgage lenders and technology vendors for 20 years.

Roger provides consulting services to mortgage originators and technology providers on a variety of compliance matters including CFPB rulemaking, HMDA/fair lending, RESPA, QM, compliance management systems and legal research. He advises on mortgage technology as well, with emphasis on compliance technology.

In addition to his consulting role, Roger produces and hosts the Compliance Insiders, a weekly podcast series dedicated to mortgage compliance issues. The weekly podcasts feature legal, compliance and technology leaders that discuss a variety of issues.
​Prior to his consulting practice, Roger served as operations counsel at First American Mortgage Solutions and as the executive compliance leader of Interthinx. He was the creative force and legal mind behind PredProtect, a cloud-based regtech solution used by 250 lenders and investors. Under Roger’s leadership, the PredProtect solution (which earned a 2014 HousingWire Compliance All-Star award), grew exponentially, processing one million loans each year and becoming an industry standard for compliance.

Before joining Interthinx, Roger served as manager of regulatory matters for Nexstar Financial, where he was responsible for state licensing and examinations, HMDA reporting, contracts and legal research and as a loan processor and underwriter at CitiMortgage.
Recognized for his expertise in mortgage regulatory compliance and technology, Roger has served on numerous panel discussions as a compliance and technology subject matter expert, has led countless industry seminars and has authored over 60 articles.
Roger is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, serving on the MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance and QC/Fraud committees, and previously contributed as an MBA School of Mortgage Banking trainer. A native of St. Louis, he holds his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law. 

John-Thomas Gaietto

Executive Director, Cybersecurity Services—Richey May & Co

JT has more than 18 years of experience providing enterprise information security and risk management services to a variety of organizations, with a particular emphasis on the financial services industry. He has a proven track record of collaborating with senior leadership and Boards of Directors to improve productivity and business alignment while maintaining security and regulatory compliance. JT’s vast expertise includes the development of security strategies based on organizational risk, oversight of security operations, incident response, third-party risk management, disaster recovery, building and leading high-performing Information Security teams, and customer and government due diligence oversight. His experience includes numerous compliance verticals, such as PCI-DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, PIPEDA, New York State Department of Financial Services Data Security and GDPR.

Troy Garris

Managing Member—Garris Horn, PLLC

Troy is a business owner’s lawyer, priding himself on a results-oriented, pragmatic approach to addressing legal issues in the financial services world.  In his words, “I find out what the business wants, what it needs. If I start there, I can often find a way to get them to the result wanted, or very close to it, in a legal and compliant way.”  

Troy deals with federal and state compliance, enforcement defense, company formation, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  In these areas, Troy represents independent mortgage bankers (IMBs), community banks and other depositories, homebuilders, and related entities (e.g., lenders, servicers, title companies, secondary market investors, and equity funds).

Mark Ricca

Mark has over 35 years of expertise in business, finance and law, and an extensive knowledge of all areas of community banking.  Currently, Mark is the President and CEO, of First American International Bank, the largest Chinese-American focused community bank in New York City. During Mark's 5+ year tenure FAIB has developed its employees, grew customer relationships, increased its impact on the communities it serves and improved in all of its critical metrics. 

Prior to FAIB, Mark held various positions with Carver Federal Savings Bank and its parent holding company, which culminated in his role as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of both entities. Previously, Mr. Ricca worked with New York Community Bank where he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, and CFS Bank where he served as Chief Lending Officer, Corporate Secretary, and prior to that, Legal Counsel. 

After earning his Juris Doctorate, Mark joined the law firm Ricca & Donnelly as Co-Managing Partner, where he focused on banking, corporate and real estate law. Prior to attending law school he held various roles at GE, including Loan Officer at GE Capital Corporation, District Manager of the Medical Systems Business Group, and Corporate Auditor. 
Mark is an Advisory Board member for Rutgers University's Cybersecurity Program.
Mark has held numerous professor and lecturer positions, including being a Professor at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, a Professor of Ethics and a Learning Dynamics Professor. 

Mark graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and has a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law, and a Master of Law from New University. He is an attorney admitted to practice law in the State of New York. 

He is active in the Chinatown community, including being a Board member of the Chinatown YMCA, President and Director of the NY Chinese American Bankers Association and a Rotarian of the Chinatown Rotary Club. Mark was also featured on CEO Radio, has received numerous awards and citations and is a guest speaker at various community events. 

TMBA will be holding its Boot Camp in conjunction with TMBA's Mortgage Symposium.

***You MUST register separately for this event in order to participate. The Boot Camp registration DOES NOT include attendance to the Mortgage Symposium nor does registration for the Mortgage Symposium include attendance to the Boot Camp.***

Lodging | Venue

Marriott Legacy Town Center | 7121 Bishop Rd, Plano, TX 75024
Reservations: (972) 473-6444 | reservations online (deadline August 20th)

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