The 2023 Fair Lending Forum featured a great lineup of sessions. Thank you to all of our attendees and speakers. 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote Address

  • Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, United States Department of Justice (DOJ)

9:50 AM - 10:45 AM

Regulator Roundtable

  • Moderator: Ed Kramer, Senior Advisor, Asurity
  • Mark Pearce, Director, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, FDIC
  • Eric Belsky, Director, Division of Consumer & Community Affairs, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Donna Murphy, Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Patrice Ficklin, Fair Lending Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Redlining and Enforcement

  • Moderator: Marsha Courchane, VP and Practice Leader, Charles River Associates
  • Andrea Mitchell, Managing Partner, Mitchell Sandler
  • Lynn Woosley, Managing Director, RiskExec
  • Theresa McKenna, Sr. Vice President and Director of Fair and Responsible Banking, Trustmark National Bank
  • Varda Hussain, Special Litigation Counsel for Fair Lending, United States Department of Justice (DOJ)

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Preparing Small Business Lending Program and Data for 1071

  • Moderator: Anurag Agarwal, President, RiskExec
  • Nick Roesler, SVP, Senior Compliance Director and Fair and Responsible Banking Officer, U.S. Bank
  • Chris Napier, Partner, Mitchell Sandler
  • Ann Epstein, Deputy Chief of Staff & Assistant Director for Office of Innovation, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Community Group Perspectives

  • Moderator: Mike Calhoun, President, Center for Responsible Lending (CRL)
  • Ken Scott, Counsel, Relman Colfax
  • Stuart Rossman, Director of Litigation, National Consumer Law Center
  • Jesse Van Tol, President & CEO, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Nikitra Bailey, Executive Vice President, National Fair Housing Alliance

3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

Special Topics in Loan Origination

  • Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Managing Partner, Mitchell Sandler
  • Valerie Hletko, Partner, Covington
  • Amy Magee, Senior Manager Compliance - Fair Lending, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Anurag Agarwal, President, RiskExec
  • Ari Karen, Partner, Partner, Head of Litigation, Labor and Employment, Mitchell Sandler

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM


  • Moderator: Melissa Hammer, SVP, Fair Lending Product Management, RiskExec
  • Anneliese Lederer, Director of Fair Lending & Consumer Protection, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • John Redding, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Chris Willis, Partner, Troutman Pepper
  • Armen Meyer, Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Strategy, LendingClub

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Fireside Chat - A Look Back: What We've Learned from 30 Years of Fair Lending Enforcement

  • Moderator: Bob Broeksmit, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Andy Sandler, Founder & CEO, Asurity
  • Ed Kramer, Senior Advisor, Asurity
  • Jon Seward, Principal Deputy Chief, Department of Justice (Retired)

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Artificial Intelligence in Fair Lending

  • Moderator: Lynn Woosley, Managing Director, RiskExec
  • Alex Stricker, Principal, Charles River Associates
  • Melissa Koide, CEO & Director, FinRegLab
  • David E. Palmer, Senior Supervisory Financial Analyst, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM

Current Topics in CRA

  • Moderator: Sarah Brons, SVP, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Products and Services, RiskExec
  • Ken Thomas, President, Community Development Fund Advisors
  • Linda Ezuka, Founder, CRA Today and the CRA Hub
  • Beverly Donawho, Director of Fair and Responsible Banking, Cornerstone Capital Bank
  • Linda Crank, Senior Vice President, Director of CRA, Centennial Bank

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Special Topics in Fair Servicing and Default Management

  • Moderator: Grace Brasington, Senior Managing Director, RiskExec
  • James Wylie, Associate Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Fair Lending Oversight
  • Gloria Banks, Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Synovus
  • Jesse Taylor, Director of Compliance Products and Services, RiskExec
  • Amy Hinzmann, Chief Revenue Officer, Oliver Technology

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Key Elements of a Strong Fair Lending Program

  • Moderator: Daniella Casseres, Partner, Mitchell Sandler
  • Kitty Ryan, Senior Vice President, Fair and Responsible Banking, American Bankers Association
  • Lindsay Yousif, Executive Director, Compliance, Ally
  • Tyler Wichmann, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal Compliance for Movement Mortgage
  • Dave Adkins, CRA/Fair Lending Policy Specialist,
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

RiskExec Tips and Tricks*

  • Moderator: Katey McBurney, Director, Client Success and Engagement, RiskExec
  • Brett Lewis, VP, Software Development, RiskExec
  • John Murphy, Principal Software Engineer, RiskExec
  • Arielle Sutherland, Director of Compliance Services and Implementation, RiskExec

*This session is restricted to clients, prospects and regulators only.

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