Schedule of Events


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Legal League 100 members, associate members, and mortgage industry professionals are invited to attend the semi-annual Legal League 100 Fall Servicer Summit, part of the Five Star Conference and Expo. This timely event presents an opportunity to participate in collaborative discussions regarding regulatory developments, landmark cases, and emerging issues within the housing and mortgage markets.

Exclusive meal functions include:
Breakfast | 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Lunch | 11:05 - 11:30 a.m.

Open only to Legal League 100 members, associate members, and invited lender, servicer, and government attendees.




8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Fall Servicer Summit Breakfast
Open only to Summit attendees.

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM

Welcome Remarks
Legal League 100 Advisory Council Chair, Stephen Hladik, kicks off the Fall Servicer Summit and shares an overview of the day.

Stephen Hladik
8:35 AM - 9:25 AM

Panelists will discuss current legal issues and concerns surrounding foreclosure processes since the end of  the pandemic. Topics will include GSE/FHA updates, loss mitigation issues, HAF funds, and legislative updates.

Ryan Bourgeois Jaime Burgess Karin Collins Amy Firpo Michael Merritt Regina Slowey
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM

Bankruptcy & Litigation
National experts discuss what's new in bankruptcy and litigation that is impacting the default servicing industry. Our distinguished panel will discuss new defensive litigation trends, case law, statutes, and regulations. Learn to navigate the pitfalls and challenges of court actions and how they affect your portfolios in a post-pandemic legal landscape.

Hilary Bonial David Friedman Graham Arceneaux Jane Bond John Crane LeAllen Frost Beth Northrop-Day Denise Sletten
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM

Market Update
It is a certainty that economies will continuously cycle, and the volume of business in the mortgage ecosystem varies wildly based on interest rates, housing prices, unemployment, and the general health of our economy. We are exiting a period of historic low-interest rates and rapid home price appreciation, and now entering a period with recessionary headwinds and a robust job market. Join this panel to hear from experts as to key current data points and discussions of expected trends in housing and the mortgage market.

Chad Neel Marcel Bryar Kenon Chen Dan Chilton Rick Sharga Neil Sherman Nolan Turner
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Fall Servicer Summit Lunch
Open only to Summit attendees.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fireside Chat with Brian D. Montgomery
Join us for an exclusive conversation.

A universally respected veteran of four presidential administrations (both Republican and Democrat), Montgomery most recently served as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is the only person to be confirmed to lead the FHA twice, where he served as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner for a total of 6.5 years under three different presidents. Montgomery possesses a unique understanding of Executive Branch operations and focuses on working with clients to strategically position them for growth opportunities. Montgomery was a co-founder of the Collingwood Group in 2009.

Stephen Hladik Tony Van Ness Brian Montgomery
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

A Conversation with the Investors: Working Together to Assist Consumers as the Economy Changes
Join the discussion with default servicing law firms, agencies, and GSEs as we work together to provide all options available to a borrower in default. Entering the last quarter of 2022, the panel will share the challenges of 2022 and expectations for 2023 as the default servicing landscape changes.

Roy Diaz Rita Falcioni Benjamin Gottheim Stephen Hladik Graham Kidner Tony Van Ness
1:20 PM - 1:25 PM

Closing Remarks
Stephen Hladik recaps the Summit and shares insight on what's next to come for Legal League 100. 

Stephen Hladik