Paul H. Schieber Presents at the American Conference Institute’s 27th National Consumer Finance Conference

VALLEY FORGE, PA, January 27, 2017 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder Paul H. Schieber presented as part of a joint panel at the American Conference Institute’s 27th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation held January 24-25, 2017, in Miami, FL.

Mr. Schieber and his fellow speaker presented, “Student Loans, Auto Loans Plus Payday Lending and Deposit Advance Loans: Enhanced Regulatory and Enforcement Scrutiny, Assessing the Rise in Disparate Impact Claims and Allegations of Fair Lending Violations, UDAAP Concerns, and Developing Litigation Trends,” before an audience of federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials,  federal and state judges, and lawyers. Mr. Schieber discussed student loan servicing compliance, litigation and enforcement actions, as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s enforcement activity, and fair lending developments in consumer finance.

Mr. Schieber concentrates his practice in the area of consumer financial services and retail banking. He represents banks, thrift institutions, credit unions, mortgage companies, loan servicers, finance companies, secondary market investors, real estate and title insurance companies, and other financial services providers and investors. Mr. Schieber serves clients in areas such as:

  • Mortgage, home equity and consumer loan, lease and credit sale transactions
  • Loan servicing
  • Individual and class litigation strategies and defense
  • Due diligence and related company sale and portfolio securitization, acquisition, and secondary market matters
  • Federal and state regulatory compliance, including RESPA, Truth-in-Lending, FCRA, FDCPA, ECOA, Dodd-Frank and usury
  • Warehouse lending
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Data privacy and security
  • Fair lending
  • Electronic commerce
  • Lender and broker licensing
  • Originator and branch compensation issues
  • Lender liability prevention and defense
  • Credit card agreements
  • Mobile Banking

He presents regularly to national financial services and related service provider organizations, including the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, American Bankers Association, Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Real Estate Settlement Providers Council (RESPRO), October Research and the American Conference Institute.

Mr. Schieber is widely published on finance issues and is the co-author of The Lender’s Guide to Consumer Compliance and Anti-Discrimination Laws, co-author of Pratt’s State Regulation of Second Mortgages and Home Equity Loans and is the original author of the Allregs© State Law Compliance Module. He has authored over 30 articles for both industry and legal publications. He is quoted regularly in trade publications, including, for example, “Consumer Bureau Shaking Things Up,” published in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

In 2016, Mr. Schieber was inducted into the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Since 2009, he has been recognized as one of the leading banking and finance lawyers in Pennsylvania by international legal research publisher Chambers & Partners, an honor based on an intensive research process incorporating client feedback.

Prior to entering private practice in 1986, Mr. Schieber served as the executive director of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association in Washington, D.C. He was also a legislative assistant in Governor Hugh Carey’s New York State Office of Federal Affairs and to Congressman James Scheuer.

Mr. Schieber has a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a B.A. from Columbia University. He also has a B.H.L. from the Jewish Theological Seminary.