During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

News, Publications & Events

On November 7, 2018, Severson & Werson co-sponsored the Women, Diversity & Change Summit in San Francisco, California. Members Kristin Walker-Probst and Mary Kate Sullivan attended and moderated a panel on Unconscious Bias and Discrimination and Succeeding in Male-Dominant Environments respectively.   For more information, click here. Read More

On November 5, 2018, Elizabeth Holt Andrews and Andrew W. Noble presented an MCLE titled “2018 Banking & Financial Services Appellate Roundup” to the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association monthly luncheon, which sparked a lively discussion with many questions and comments from the audience. They provided an overview of this year's most important appellate decisions in the banking and financial… Read More

Severson & Werson co-sponsored the Fall Conference of The Conference on Consumer Finance Law (CCFL) held in Fort Worth, Texas on November 5-6, 2018 through Scott Hyman's membership on the CCFL Executive Committee.  Severson & Werson shareholder Kristin Walker-Probst spoke on "Trying a Consumer Case," and David Hungerford presented on Cyber-insurance and Privacy.   For more information, click here. Read More

The Basics: Mortgage Servicing Compliance 101 – 2 Credits Everything starts with the fundamentals. Fitting for the professionals new to the industry or seasoned servicers for the reinforcement of basics learned long ago, this course offers the participants the chance to lay down a foundation of knowledge surrounding servicing and loan ownership transfers, account maintenance, escrow accounts, force-placed insurance, and… Read More

On Friday, October 5, 2018, Kristin Walker-Probst, David A. Berkley, and Scott J. Hyman presented “Current Developments in Automobile Finance Law” at the California Financial Services Association’s 78th Annual Convention in Laguna Niguel, California.  This is the 11th year that Severson & Werson has been asked to present at CFSA’s Annual Conference. Read More

Any person who “causes” an employee to be paid” less than the minimum wage set by state or local law is liable for a civil penalty as is any person who “causes to be violated” laws governing overtime pay.  The civil penalties can be serious:  for first time intention violations:  $50 or $100 per underpaid employee per pay period; for… Read More

Full article on Law360 here. "Law360 (September 25, 2018, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A split Eleventh Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of homeowner class litigation over force-placed insurance, saying the litigation violated a doctrine that prohibits challenges to regulator-approved rates. The appeals court on Monday affirmed, 2-1, the tossing of litigation filed by homeowners whose home insurance, mandated by their lenders,… Read More

Worldwide Effort Brings Together Volunteers from the Legal Profession to Support More Than 80 Community-Based Organizations Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW) is launching an inaugural Global Day of Service on Sept. 27, focusing on servicing organizations who support the well-being of women and girls Severson & Werson employees will volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden… Read More

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