The Legislative & Regulatory Policy Group (LRPG) is ALFN's key government relations and advocacy-oriented group. The LRPG focuses on four strategic areas: emerging federal legislative issues; emerging state legislative issues; regulatory rule-making, implementation, and comment; and, legislative events and publications. The LRPG meets quarterly and may schedule additional calls as necessary. The LRPG 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.

JP Sellers, Esq.
Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann