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Rebecca Saelao and Katherine Figueroa will discuss various highly litigated Consumer Finance topics across state and federal courts. The presentation will focus on industries such as mortgage lending, auto finance, fair debt collection, and credit reporting . This presentation will include a discussion of contrasting and/or similar consumer finance laws. For further information contact Rebecca Saelao, Esq. or Katherine Figueroa,… 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

  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

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

Orange County partners Genevieve Walser-Jolly and Scott J. Hyman addressed the Corporate Counsel Section of the Orange County Bar Association on February 8, 2022 regarding, "The Impact of CPRA and Cyber Attacks on Vendor Management as We Look Toward 2023".  For information on this presentation, Genevieve at or Scott at 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

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

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

Attorneys from Severson & Werson’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Group went all-in for this year’s Data Privacy Day 2020. In the Firm’s San Francisco office, Joseph Guzzetta (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) and Evelina Manukyan (CIPP/US; CIPP/E) passed their Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).   In the Firm’s Orange County office, Genevieve Walser-Jolly (CIPP/US),… Read More

Scott J. Hyman of the Firm's Orange County Office was interviewed by the Auto Finance Excellence and cited in an article entitled " Unpacking California's New Privacy Regulation:  Issues Lenders Need to Know" in the California Consumer Privacy Act and cybersecurity issues facing Automobile Finance Companies.  AutoFinanceExcellence is a project of the Auto Finance News. The legislation gives California consumers… Read More

Austin Kenney and Genevieve Walser-Jolly spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Consumer Vehicle Lessors in Providence, RI on September 16, 2019. Their presentation, entitled “Consumer Privacy in the New Mobility Ecosystem,” addressed data privacy concerns posed by connected vehicles and best practices for privacy policies and notices to consumers in this space. Read More

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