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Severson & Werson is proud to announce Scott J. Hyman has been elected as a fellow of The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL).  Membership to the ACCFSL is by invitation only and Mr. Hyman was selected based on his achievements and contributions in consumer financial services law.  The ACCFSL is a professional association of lawyers who are… Read More

Severson & Werson is proud to announce that we will be participating in Financial Institutions Pro Bono Day (“FIPBD”) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. FIPBD is a project that was started by Corporate Pro Bono, a project of the Pro Bono Institute. The goal of FIPBD is to bring together volunteer attorneys and legal staff from financial institutions across the… Read More

Rhonda Nelson, Mary Kate Sullivan and Katherine Figueroa attended the Women in Consumer Finance Conference at the InsideArm Conference in Palm Springs on December 4-7, 2022. The conference was engaging, inclusive, and fun. We connected with like-minded women that inspired us with their stories and experiences. Joining with women in the industry including our clients and colleagues in one place… Read More

  We are so excited to be sponsoring #LIRC22 this year. The Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference focuses on the trends and hot issues in litigation & regulatory compliance for the residential lending community, panels will feature some of the nation’s leading industry experts; this event is one you can’t miss. As a proud sponsor, we invite you to… Read More

Trends in Payments Fraud Date December 1, 2022 Time 1:00pm PST Speakers Mark I. Wraight, Esq. and Elizabeth C. Farrell Program Summary Mark Wraight and Elizabeth Farrell will discuss trends and developments in payments fraud, including wire transfers and P2P payments like Zelle.  They will also discuss the current litigation by the FTC  against Walmart of its financial services offerings… Read More

Three Severson & Werson attorneys were panelists at the Fall Conference on Consumer Financial Law on October 20-21 in Plano, Texas, the primary focus of which was Vehicle Finance. The Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL) is a non-profit organization founded in 1926 by members of the legal profession and the financial services industry to offer educational services, publications and… Read More

– Midsize Mansfield Rule Has Now Grown to 140+ Participating Firms with Additional Cohorts – SAN FRANCISCO (May 5, 2022) — Diversity Lab announced today that 26 midsize law firms (listed below) have achieved the inaugural Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification. These certified firms have completed a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab — beginning in September 2020 — to track,… Read More

Highlights of this live webinar Latest Updates on COVID Paid Leave Changes in California laws affecting Employers Department of Fair Employment & Housing Pay Data Reporting by Employers with 100 or More Employees Recent Judicial Decisions affecting the Workplace Panelists Adam  P. Romero – DFEH Deputy Director of Executive Programs Rhonda L. Nelson – Shareholder,  Employment Practice Chair, Severson &… Read More

Investigating and Resolving Harassment and Discrimination Complaints in California: A Two-Part Webinar Series Register at: Part 1: Best Practices for Conducting Internal Workplace Investigations Date: November 10, 2021 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost : $50 Approved for two hours MCLE; completion certificate provided for HR credit. Panelists: Branden Butler, Assistant Deputy Director of Education and Outreach, DFEH… Read More

Severson & Werson is proud to announce Orange County Managing Partner, Genevieve Walser-Jolly has been appointed to a 4-year term as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Data Security Subcommittee of the Consumer Financial Services Committee, after which time she will assume a 2-year position in the role as Chairperson of the Subcommittee.  Congratulations to Ms. Walser-Jolly… Read More

Webinar Information Date: July 27, 2021 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET Speakers:  Laszlo Ladi, Esq. and J. Owen Campbell, Esq. Program Summary: We have all known that the 2020 and 2021 hiatus in mortgage litigation could not last. The question is how to plan for, respond to and resolve the likely pandemic of litigation to come. Some of issues that will… Read More

Under the March 2020 CARES Act, borrowers with federally-backed mortgage loans were able to request a 180-day forbearance on their loan payments if the borrower attested to a COVID-related hardship. That 180-day period could be extended for an additional 180-days upon the borrower’s request. In February 2021, the FHA, FHFA, USDA and VA announced that they were extending their forbearance… Read More

Jury Trials & Consumer Financial Services Cases Date July 22, 2021 Time 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT Speakers Mark D. Lonergan, Esq. and Mark I. Wraight, Esq. Program Summary What strategies do trial lawyers use in selectingjurors and presenting the bank’s case at trial in order to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome? Mark Lonergan and Mark Wraight… Read More

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