Advocacy

ALFN COMPLEX LITIGATION, LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY POLICY COMMITTEE (ADVOCACY)
The Complex Litigation, Legislative & Regulatory Policy Committee is ALFN's key litigation issues, government relations and advocacy-oriented group. The group focuses on four strategic areas: emerging federal legislative issues; emerging state legislative issues; regulatory rule-making, implementation, and comment; and, legislative events and publications. This group also focuses on complex litigation issues covering all aspects of default services and creditors’ rights legal issues.  Areas include foreclosure, REO, title, bankruptcy, class action, and other related complex litigation affecting the clients of ALFN member firms.The group meets quarterly and may schedule additional calls as necessary. The group is responsible for authoring/coordinating a Legislative & Regulatory Outlook insert in the Spring ALFN ANGLE magazine.

The Group builds on recent regulatory, vendor management, and file volume issues affecting ALFN members operating primarily in the mortgage default space. Designed as a forum to foster dialogue on long-term challenges facing the industry, one of the goals of this group is to increase transparency between mortgage servicers, their legal counsel, and the industry’s key regulatory bodies, with a particular focus on the interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of new mortgage servicing regulations and guidelines. This proactive, dialogue-driven group is tasked with leveraging the Association’s key influencers in a high-touch, diplomatic effort to build bridges, deepen relationships, and affect positive change in the perception of the mortgage servicing industry.  This group also conducts advocacy efforts with members of Congress, to educate them on the challenges in our industry, and keeps members of the ALFN apprised of legislation/bills that impact our industry.  This group plays an important role in the ALFN’s annual Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, when it is periodically held.

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Leadership Team:
  • Chair (Attorney-Trustee member, must be an Attorney)
 
  • Vice-Chair (Attorney-Trustee member, must be an Attorney)
    • Ashley Elmore Drew – McMichael Taylor Gray - adrew@mtglaw.com (term ends 12/31/23, then moves to Chair for a 2 year term that ends 12/31/25)
   
  • Chair Emeritus (immediate past Chair) (Attorney-Trustee member, must be an Attorney)
    • Vacant Seat (term ends 12/31/22)
   
  • ALFN Board Liaison
    • Deanne Stodden – Messner Reeves - dstodden@messner.com
    • Ari Miller - Miller, George & Suggs - amiller@mgs-legal.com
 
Appointed Leadership Positions – Not Members of the Committee’s Leadership Team:
  • Secretary (Attorney-Trustee member, can be an Attorney or non-Attorney)
    • Brian Goldberg – Gross Polowy - bgoldberg@grosspolowy.com (term would end 12/31/23, may be re-appointed for another 2 year term or may run for leadership team after term ends)
 
  • Events, Content & Social Media Subcommittee – 2 Co-Chairs (Attorney-Trustee member, 1 Co-Chair must be an Attorney)
    • Bernard LoVerde, Jr. – Sheldon May & Associates - bernard.loverde@maylawfirm.com (term ends 12/31/23, may be re-appointed for another 2 year term or may run for leadership team after term ends)
    • Joseph A. Camillo, Jr. – Brock & Scott - joseph.camillo@brockandscott.com (term ends 12/31/23, may be re-appointed for another 2 year term or may run for leadership team after term ends)
PRIMARY CONTACTS
ALFN Staff Liaison
Susan Rosen
ALFN
srosen@alfn.org

Chair
Marcos Posada
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce
marcos.posada@mccalla.com

Vice-Chair
Ashley Elmore Drew
McMichael Taylor Gray
adrew@mtglaw.com